Why Vertical Axis?
Horizontal axis turbines, the turbines you commonly see in wind farms, are ubiquitous with wind energy for one simple reason: they were more efficient than vertical axis turbines. Enter: The EcoVert. With its patent-pending technology, Inerjy has transformed the vertical axis turbine to not only be safer, quieter, and sleeker than its horizontal-axis brother, but now, more efficient. That means more energy and less cost.
Vertical Axis turbines like the EcoVert provide a solution to the potential complications of wind energy. The vertical blades inhibit birds and wildlife to be negatively affected as they are with traditional turbines. Many times birds do not see the blades of horizontal axis turbines, but with the EcoVert, birds are aware of the turbine’s surface area. The vertical axis design also dramatically reduces the noise generation allowing for the turbine to be placed in any location.
Another key result to the EcoVert’s vertical axis design is the safety it provides. Horizontal axis turbines contain the risk of collapse in extreme weather conditions. The EcoVert is unaffected by acute changes in wind direction because it can act like a weather vane and adjust itself to the direction of the wind. Risk of collapse and structural damage are mitigated because of this feature.