JP : An omnidirectional windmill tower concept - Alternative energy news

JP : An omnidirectional windmill tower concept

Published on Alternative energy  |  January 7, 2011, 9:05

Japanese Company System Co. Zena., Ltd. has developed an innovative wind energy production, able to capture the winds that blow in any direction.

According to Japanese society Zena System, the winds are irregular in nature and can blow in any direction, at speeds more or less strong.
Therefore, the company tried to find the best way to capture this source of energy.

Replies evidenced by a hexagonal tower with a diameter of 27 meters and a height of 50 meters.

More specifically, gusts of wind are collected by one of the six sides of the tower at any height and any wind speed. Once inside the tower, the wind is compressed and thickened (accelerated) through a tunnel. Another output device is responsible for channeling the air pressure and wind its transformation into energy.

Besides the wind tower (Wind Tower), the complex could host a desalination unit, administrative centers, commercial and sports, an area of 13,000 square meters.

Advantages of wind tower
- cost effective and high investment recovery
- easy maintenance of the installation, lower maintenance costs
- a new concept of energy storage for increased distribution of electricity

Building Plan:
1. Wind Tower (hex, 50m high and 27 m in diameter)
2. turbine room.
3. Energy storage and control facilities
4. Administrative and commercial area 
5. Administrative and commercial area
6. Training center
7. Total area: 13,000 square meters

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