New wind turbine for construction projects

By Catrin Jones13 December 2021

Crossflow Energy has launched the Crossflow Wind Turbine, which it says will make it easier for construction projects to incorporate wind power.

 The wind turbine is reported to be reliable and easy to install. It specifically addresses the issues that have historically inhibited the adoption of small-scale wind in the past, such as performance and planning concerns.

The development means wind power can now be embedded into new builds, commercial developments, road building, motorway gantries, public buildings, and as part of road and rail infrastructure.

Martin Barnes, CEO at UK-based Crossflow Energy, said, “Up until now, small wind has not played 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 and possibilities for the construction sector. It has the potential to be as commonplace in building projects as solar.”

The Crossflow turbine is a scalable Transverse Axis Wind Turbine. The small, efficient and reliable turbine incorporates a patented shield designed in collaboration with Swansea University through extensive Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations. 

The turbine’s low rotational speed, creates minimal noise and ultra-low vibrations, extending its operational uptime and minimising maintenance. 

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

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