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Wind Energy 2.0

A new wind energy technology for the transition to a sustainable world

March 2020
Gallery Wind Energy 2.0 1
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01.

Identification

TwingTec speeds up the transition to sustainable energy by unlocking the full power of wind with its energy drone.

6 TW of wind power generation is needed by 2050 to reach the climate targets according to a recent report from the international renewable energy agency. The growth projections of current wind turbine technology indicate an installed volume of 3 TW by 2050 leaving a gap of several terrawatts. Horizontal axis wind turbines have limitations which restrain both economically and technically their penetration potential. They are large structures with massive towers and foundations. With increasing size of the turbine, transport and installation becomes more and more a technical and economical challenge. Nevertheless, the access to stronger winds at higher altitudes is limited by the tower height. And off-shore, they are limited to shallow waters as the tower needs to be fixed in the ground. TwingTec has developed a new wind energy technology which provides key benefits over wind turbines. TwingPower builds on minimal material usage (no tower and no foundation are needed), the compact and mobile units can be fast and easily deployed, higher altitudes and stronger winds can be accessed as well as the strong off-shore winds in deep water, where the potential for Europe only is estimated to be 4 TW. TwingPower enables new sites for wind energy, higher capacity factors up to 60% and more reducing the need for storage and opportunity to reduce the levelized costs of energy of wind by at least a factor two. TwingTec's goal is to speed up the transition to sustainable energy by unlocking the full power of wind, a key element of a 100 % renewable world.

Sector

Label Date March 2020
From Switzerland
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world
Looking For Funding, business opportunities

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
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02.

The environmental benefits

  • Reduces the wind energy generator to its minimum: a wing and a generator
  • Replaces tons of steel and concrete of a wind turbine by a tether and an intelligent control algorithm
  • Unlocks terrawatts of wind power
  • Decreases costs and environmental impact of wind energy by a factor of two
03.

The Financial benefits

  • Payback period of 4 years
04.

Activity Region

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  • Activity
05.

Company Profile

TwingTec AG

Let's speed up the transition to sustainable energy by unlocking the full power of wind with TwingTec's energy drones.

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Headquarters 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland
06.

Networking Partner

Accelerace

Thinkers and doers with a mission to improve the quality of lives and our environment through innovation.

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InnoEnergy

InnoEnergy supports and invests in innovation at every stage of the journey – from classroom to end-customer.

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The Enterprise Europe Network

The Enterprise Europe Network helps businesses innovate and grow on an international scale. It is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with international ambitions.

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