A new wind turbine launched by renewable energy technology developer Crossflow Energy is engineered to address the issues that have historically inhibited the adoption of small-scale wind energy systems.

The Crossflow turbine is a scalable transverse axis wind turbine, a small, efficient and reliable turbine incorporating a patented shield designed in collaboration with Swansea University, Wales, throughSource: Crossflow EnergySource: Crossflow Energy extensive computational fluid dynamics simulations. This increases airflow, delivering optimum lift and drag performance across a wide range of wind speeds. In addition, its advanced light-weight blade has optimized aerodynamics to harvest maximum wind energy and ensure it is self-starting at low wind speeds.

The low rotational speed creates minimal noise and ultra-low vibrations, extending its operational uptime and minimizing maintenance. The turbine design is bird- and bat-friendly, addressing planning concerns even in the most ecologically sensitive sites.

The turbines can be deployed as standalone entities or combined with solar and battery technology to enhance renewable energy generation in either new build or retrofit applications.

According to Crossflow Energy CEO Martin Barnes, “Up until now, small wind has not been playing an integral part in the race to Net Zero. The issues around performance, reliability and planning concerns associated with noise, vibrations and ecology, have held back the wider adoption of small wind technology. The Crossflow wind turbine addresses all of these challenges head on, opening up a wealth of applications with the potential to be as commonplace as solar in increasing renewable penetration in everyday applications.”

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