Los Angeles-based Leviathan Energy has successfully completed the testing of its Wind Energizer and has begun the process of vetting prospective customers.
Leviathan's Wind Energizer is a passive land-based structure that can be adapted to any wind turbine from any manufacturer. By directing the surrounding wind flow to the most critical areas of the wind turbine's blades, the Wind Energizer increases wind velocity to the blades, resulting in a jump of power output by about 20% to 40% when the turbine is spinning, and by over 100% in the range of marginal or poor wind speed, according to the company.
Additionally, by balancing the wind velocity load and shearing forces placed on the turbine, the Wind Energizer reduces the stress placed on the turbine, extending both the blade and gearbox life span by an expected two to three years, says the company. Leviathan expects to begin the full roll out of the product later this year.
SOURCE: Leviathan Energy