SheerWind, Inc., Chaska

Award Category: Cleantech & Energy
SheerWind, Inc., Chaska

SheerWind’s Invelox technology for wind-power generation is a departure from the wind turbine towers most commonly used. The system, about half as tall as the typical tower, captures wind at the top and delivers it to generators on the ground through a funnel that accelerates the wind’s speed. Invelox can be used not only on wind farms but also in micro-applications for military and consumer products. SheerWind says that Invelox could generate more and cheaper power than current systems, while occupying less space and offering lower operating and maintenance costs.