Minnesota-based SheerWind announced it will market and sell its wind power systems in Denmark. The renewable energy firm is expected to launch its first pilot project, using its INVELOX wind delivery system, in Denmark by the end of 2015.
SheerWind will work with Danish wind power development company E-Venturi to sell the INVELOX system in Denmark. E-Venturi, based in Slagelse, Denmark, will be the first company to market SheerWind’s technology in Europe.
Earlier in the year, SheerWind was selected to commence a wind energy pilot project using the INVELOX funnel system in the U.S. at the Big Bend Power Station operated by Tampa Electric.
According to SheerWind, its INVELOX system design uses a funnel shape to take advantage of wind turbine and rotor technology at the ground level, which offers safer, easier and cheaper operation and maintenance compared to conventional wind technology.
As a leader in wind power, Denmark anticipates phasing out fossil fueled energy generation by 2050, according to the Danish Wind Industry Association. By 2020, Denmark aims to produce 50 percent of all its electricity using wind power. This rapid growth necessitates the introduction of more efficient wind energy technologies.
"We plan to market this innovative solution to some of the world's leaders in renewable and environmental advancements, and expect it to aid Denmark in reaching its renewable energy goals," CEO of E-Venturi Lars Lindebjerg Peterson said in a statement.