Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Accio Energy Inc. has received a Phase I Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF grant, worth $97,800, will fund development of product prototypes and a computer model that predicts their efficiency.
Accio Energy is a seed stage company that is developing aerovoltaic systems that directly convert wind energy into electricity without the need for blades or a turbine. Target installations will be for commercial, government and utility facilities. The SBIR grant will fund work leading to a commercial proof-of-concept demonstration.
SOURCE: Accio Energy Inc.