SheerWind's authorized distribution HUB SheerWindChina broke ground last week for the largest INVELOX™ system to date. The Chaska-based wind power innovator, SheerWind, was pleased to get the news and is looking forward to working closely with its China HUB during the construction, scheduled for completion in October 2016. The event took place in collaboration with Hengshui City Agricultural Science and Technology Company.
SheerWindChina will use this system as a demonstration aimed at establishing, optimizing and verify the technical parameters of the wind power generation system. Construction of the world's first 100MW wind farm power industrial park is scheduled to follow in the next year.
- The INVELOX will have a height of 45 meters
- 3 turbines with 5-meter rotor blades
- Expected annual energy production over 10 million KWH
The INVELOX technology is a cost-effective, high-performance alternative to conventional wind technology. Employing a funnel system that captures the wind and brings it to ground-level turbines and rotors for safer, easier, and cheaper operation and maintenance. Enclosed turbine benefits include no harm to birds or humans, far less maintenance, and greater electrical production per dollar invested than conventional systems.
China has rapidly become a global leader in wind energy, with nearly 109GW of wind power capacity last year, a 28% increase year on year, according to the National Energy Administration. Although abundant, current wind projects in China face challenges as the windiest areas are far from populations. Existing wind farms are struggling to incorporate into the grid. Low capacity factors (amount of energy produced) that range from 2,000 to 3,000 hours per year add to the challenge. SheerWind's technology has an expected capacity factor of over 6,000 hours per year and can be safely located in urban, industrial, or agricultural areas where power is needed.