The agreement is SheerWind’s first of its kind in the U.S. and sixth globally. Mark Luke Cos., located in Sioux Falls, S.D., is introducing SheerWind’s technology under its renewables division.
SheerWind’s multi-patented INVELOX technology (for INcreased VELocity) turns traditional wind power systems upside down by first using a funnel to collect the wind, channeling that wind to increase its speed and then delivering it efficiently to multiple turbines safely housed at ground level.
SheerWind says INVELOX facilitates wind power generation in urban areas close to an end-user with no hazardous, low-frequency noise or flicker. Not to mention, it’s safe for birds and bats, the company adds.
“We are ready to make South Dakota a leader for wind power generation in this country. Integrating INVELOX into buildings is a solution that makes our business stand out,” said Mark Luke, CEO of Mark Luke Cos. “We are excited to provide a needed solution for renewables while providing new opportunities for local communities.”