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First Vortex Prototype Installed in the Higher Polytechnic School of Ávila

The Higher Polytechnic School of Ávila (EPSA) has been selected to install the first wind turbine produced by the Vortex Bladeless company.

The EPSA roof has been selected as the testing grounds for the first Nano Vortex bladeless wind turbine, one in a series of a hundred units currently in the manufacturing phase. This collaboration arises from the great synergies between this company and the TIDOP research group located at EPSA, a group specialised in renewable energy source research. Both entities are additionally based in Ávila, making data exchange much faster and more efficient.

The objective of this research will be to test the wind turbine in real conditions in a stationary way, recording real time energy production. This data will be analysed and interpreted by both the TIDOP research group and the Vortex company, validating the operation of this equipment while checking for any necessary modifications in future models.

Future research into wind energy production will thus be aimed at the integration of other types of renewable energy sources, a line of research currently already underway within the TIDOP group, such as photovoltaic energy. These studies hope to integrate both energy sources into household self-consumption systems, making for a more eco-friendly future.

Vortex Bladeless S.L.

Vortex Bladeless is a tech startup. We are developing an environmentally friendly aerogenerator which requires no blades in order to function. The Vortex wind turbine is not really a wind turbine as it does not work by rotation. It is based on the phenomenon of aero elastic resonance, harvesting the energy of the wind in the emission of Von Karman’s vortices. This process is called Vortex Shedding or the Vortex Street Effect, and is usually seen as a problem in architecture and aeronautics. Thanks to this phenomenon, the device can oscillate with reduced movement, does not need lubricants, and leaves wildlife undisturbed.

New published on 07/24/2020