Wind energy technology without blades and without noise now is possible. What started as a small project 7 years ago is now a game changer in the renewable energy sector.
Fewer noise, less space, more savings and above all, it does not kill birds, this is the new wind energy technology that is revolutionizing Spain and is called Vortex Bladeless. David Yañez, David Suriol and Raúl Martín, are the parents of the technological creature that is making history and is setting a new ecological trend.
ENERGIA LIMPIA XXI. The project was inspired by the tragedy of the Tacoma Norrows Bridge and the energy generated by the oscillation movement of the bridge. It means that a tragedy led to a triumph. Vortex Blade-less is a vertical conical cylinder anchored to the ground by an elastic rod that, with the passage of air around it, oscillates and, thanks to a system of coils and magnets, allows the generation of electricity with that movement.
The new Vortex technology creates a model of wind turbines different from those we know today, those that move in a different way, but that provide many advantages. A report by Energía Limpia XXI states that Vortex is 60% more effective than the wind technology that we know today, producing less noise, in less space and avoiding the death of thousands of birds that are hit by traditional windmills.
Based on a physics principle
A vortex street of von Kármán is a repeating pattern of swirling vortices caused by the non-stationary separation of the fluid layer as it passes over submerged bodies. It owes its name to the engineer and student of fluid dynamics, Theodore von Kármán.
These days, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric and biomass energy are booming, but this new invention has injected a breath of fresh air into the wind power sector.