• To have your own renewable energy when there is wind (day and night)
  • To lower your purchase volume of expensive electricity
  • To lower your kW peak capacity price for public network use
  • To lower your purchase volume of generator fuel
  • To get more independent from an instable and unreliable public network
  • To get more independent from the power of big energy companies
  • To use electricity for heating instead of coal, or oil and gas
  • To use electricity for charging your electric car instead of buying fuel
  • To have renewable energy when there is wind (day and night)
  • To be able to use one or more wind turbines dependent on the company needs
  • To lower the purchase volume of expensive electricity
  • To lower the kW peak capacity price for public network use
  • To lower the purchase volume of generator fuel
  • To get more independent from an instable and unreliable public network
  • To get more independent from the power of big energy companies
  • To lower the CO2, soot and fine dust emissions
  • To use electricity for heating instead of coal, oil and gas
  • To use electricity for charging electric vehicles instead of buying fuel
  • To have renewable energy when there is wind (day and night)
  • To build local renewable electricity power plant parks around villages and small cities
  • To build cheaper and stable local public electricity (smart) grids
  • To make money with multi-functional electricity power plant poles alongside roads
  • To get more independency from fossil fuel purchase in foreign countries
  • To lower the air pollution using less coal power plants
  • To lower CO2, soot and fine dust emissions using less fossil fuel power plants
  • To have less nuclear waste using less nuclear power plants
  • To promote the use of electricity for heating instead of coal, oil and gas
  • To promote the use of electric vehicles instead of combustion engine vehicles
  • Wind (annual average 5 m/s)
  • About 10,000 square meter open space for a good wind spot
  • No high buildings, constructions or trees in the neighborhood
  • Money (loan/ leasing) to be able to buy a wind turbine
  • A (local) installer to place the mono pile ground tube
  • A small crane or strong mobile lift platform
  • An electricity cable connection to local electricity user(s)/ network
  • A (local) electrician to connect the wind turbine to the local network

The Torque Wind Turbine reaches a high starting torque immediately at very low wind speeds. It produces a lot of energy from low wind speeds, and reacts instantly on wind gusts and wind direction changes. The output starts at 2 Beaufort, continues all the way through to high wind speeds with smooth balanced rotation. Energy production remains effective and efficient in inclement weather such as snow and rain storms. The output on an annual basis is superior to other wind turbine designs with average wind speeds below 4 Beaufort.

The expected power range will be from a 3 to 100 kilowatt generator. The generator can be developed and tuned to any application. The proven track record of the generator and all parts in the wind turbine are designed to be maintenance free and a 20 year life expectancy.

The Torque Wind Turbine is available in a wide range of sizes and capacities to meet the requirements of the customer. Very low wind speed regions may need a bigger turbine with a less powerful generator compared to the normal 3 Beaufort average, where high wind speed regions can apply a smaller or lower wind turbine with a more powerful generator.

The Torque Wind Turbine can have any height required for optimum performance. It can be designed to the height of the tallest trees in the installation location so the sight obstruction might not be an issue, nor would it than be necessary to have continuously blinking beacons and are shadows no different than that of a tree.

The noise is a positive issue of the Torque Wind Turbine as it is very low and enjoying a good night rest is not in danger.

In some countries a permit is required to install a wind turbine. To know the situation for the Torque Wind Turbine, buyers should ask the authorities if a construction/ production machine/ wind turbine of a certain height is allowed. We hope that this model improves the allowance to have your own wind turbine in “your back yard”.

The wind turbine is conceived to not require preventative maintenance. The bearings are maintenance free and there is no gearbox or any other part that needs a regular oil change or lubrication. Under normal weather conditions the wind turbine therefor needs no maintenance.

Any construction near a wind turbine can cause turbulences which can influence the performance of the wind turbine, buildings, trees, hills, or even another wind turbine. How much the influence is, is depending on the size of the wind turbine and the other object, as well as the average wind speed. With high wind speeds the influence may be bigger, but due to the higher wind energy available, the total annual output still can be satisfying.

The Torque Wind Turbine design offers excellent low wind speed performance making both inland and seaside viable installation locations. In combination with solar cell energy, year round electricity production can be achieved making it a complete solution for farmers, telecom, industrial areas, villages and small and isolated communities.

Using one or more Torque Wind Turbines and a back-up system, gives the opportunity to become independent from the public grid network.

The number of Torque Wind Turbines applied is a decision that involves the local community and authority. The citizens can be the buyers of the electricity, but they could also be the owners of the wind turbines. The investment is then maybe much easier and it can have a significant influence on total amount of produced renewable energy in a region and country.

Agriculture farms often have enough land to install 1 or more wind turbines and modern farms use significant amounts of electricity and fossil fuels. At the same time animal farms need a back-up system to produce electricity in case of power outages of the public electricity network. The more electricity produced and used directly, the less electricity and fossil fuel needs to be purchased. This will contribute to improved company results and personal income along with experiencing a naturally reduced CO2 footprint.

The situation for islands and small communities in regions where there is no public electricity infrastructure can with the use of free wind improve the quality of life; children can learn in the evening using light, electric heating can be used instead of burning wood, and small and medium enterprises can use electricity for production.

Torque Wind Turbine installations alongside roads will be influenced by the distance to the vehicles passing the turbine and the effects of the wind turbine on each other. Any construction near a wind turbine can cause turbulences which can influence the performance of the wind turbine.

Poles alongside a road could have a 3 to 5 kW generator and can produce the electricity for the road light network. These poles can also be equipped with a solar panel roof, antennas for telecom, surveillance cameras, weather and air measurement sensors, LED digital traffic signals, a backup battery, etc.

The electricity produced can also be used for electric vehicle charging on gas stations or parking place, or be used in the nearby communities.

In the near future all new cars in the EU must have an “E-call” (Emergency call system) which automatically via a GSM network contacts the nearest emergency agency when an accident happened.

Already now drivers and passengers want to have good GSM connection to make calls, use their smart phone for messages and using social media. Many applications work in the “Cloud” and business people want to have a stable and secure connection with their “Cloud server” for emails and documents.

When autonomous driving cars come on to the roads, these vehicles need accurate data and information to make each travel a safe experience. Also when there is heavy rainfall, hail or snow the systems in the autonomous driving car needs new data to warn the driver or to react instantly on weather changes or road traffic situations.

A very dense, high quality, secure and stable GSM network is required to make this happen. The Torque Wind Turbine alongside roads can be equipped with GSM equipment and even LED street lights or other applications to inform the drivers about the traffic and weather situation.

The telecom sector can apply Torque Wind Turbine technology in their towers to provide high speed wireless data communication in cabled regions and even in isolated regions making mobile communication possible. The tower can be one construction saving investment costs and can achieve a high annual output also in low wind speed regions.

The electricity for charging electric and hybrid cars can be done at many places, at home, the company, the supermarket, the parking lot. How and where the electricity is produced doesn’t matter for the battery. It might matter for the air pollution when it is produced in coal power plants and it will become an issue when there are hundreds of thousands of these cars driving on the streets. Clean electricity from local or regional solar and wind parks would be best for the air pollution and for the capacity of the high and middle voltage electricity grid. With local solar and wind electricity production there is no need for additional capacity in the high and middle Voltage network which saves the governments money. Only the local grid must be improved which can be done by local companies and local workers.

Ultimately we hope that the Torque Wind Turbine alongside roads will be used for charging of electric and hybrid cars on parking lots (with cable and inductive charging) and also for charging while driving on the road with inductive charging systems. Producing the electricity next to the road where the cars drive and are charging will need an electricity network next and in the roads. To realize this it will cost a lot of money, but it will save the investments in charging points on every parking lot, and can increase air quality with clean electricity production around villages and cities near the users next to the road.

The military can use a mobile installation, boats can use them instead of sails and temporary parking places can have light poles with wind turbines (and maybe solar cells).

The most important reason is that farmers have a lot of open land and are located around villages. A village community could with the support of the farmers install their own wind turbines to produce the electricity for their own consumption. In combination with a local smart grid, the village could become self-supporting in energy.

In the wireless telecommunication sector there is a certain demand for (renewable) energy to power isolated GSM telecom masts. A Torque Wind Turbine tower could be also the mast for GSM equipment. The parts and materials used should have the lowest influence on the GSM signal quality and signal power.

Par example when a wind turbine is owned by a cattle breeding company, the telecom provider can negotiate with them about putting their equipment on the wind turbine mast. If the wind turbine is located near the farm and they also have a backup power generator, they can also discuss the option to use the back-up power unit for the telecom equipment in case of an emergency.

Each wind turbine has several sensors that measure the performance of the turbine and the functionality of parts. This information is send to the data center for analysis to see if the turbine is working well. The output should be in line with the wind speed at location and the installation is monitored on vibrations and noises. Some of this data will be send to the service company and the owner of the wind turbine.

The electric and electronic devices provided are proven technologies from well-known manufactures with certification for the network specifics in each country worldwide. The wind turbine has a control function that stepless can control the output between 100% and 0%, ensuring that an overload of the grid or overcapacity on the grid is prevented.

The big advantage of the design is height flexibility that allows common maintenance to be done via 10 to 40 meter lifts as a service platform. The generator and control unit are at the lower height around 8 to 10 meters. With a basic training a professional electrician can connect the electric units and electronica it to the electricity network.

The complete wind turbine is like a plug and play concept and with basic training a professional mechanic can assembly the wind turbine. To be able to do this they need a strong person/ part lift, and maybe a crane to move the parts to the required height. The installation time and costs are much lower due to the work that is done by local qualified persons. No need for very big cranes and expensive specialists like the situation with big wind turbines.

The groundwork advice is to apply a tube pile foundation which enables to work quickly, efficiently and with environmental awareness. In just a few hours with high frequency vibration a foundation tube can be driven into the ground, on which the column can be installed.

Using one or more wind turbines in combination with solar panels and other energy sources requires a clever system to measure the amount of produced electricity and how much is used. Controlling this, maybe in combination with energy storage in batteries, heat boilers or air pressure tanks requires a so called smart grid. Then every users and producers is monitored and controlled for a stable grid performance.

In some information a 5 m/s average wind speed per year is mentioned. This is to help calculate the annual output and for the interested buyers to make an assumption on how much the wind turbine will produce in their situation.

Torque Wind Turbine’s goal is to accelerate the world’s transition to renewable energy with a full range of increasingly affordable wind turbines.

The Torque Wind Turbine company develops wind turbines and wind turbine components and is cooperating with companies around the world for part manufacturing, distribution, installation and service. Via a global partner network of distributor, local installers, a fast widespread sales and installation base can be achieved.

A patent is applied for protection against copiers and to have access to large markets worldwide. Product quality and durability are very important and bad copies can influence the image of this wind turbine model. When there are assembly plants and part production facilities in several countries, to be able to have sufficient production for the market opportunities in some countries and regions, the partners in those countries benefit from the protected position with the patent and can ban copiers from the market.

The payback time depends on wind activity, current cost for electricity, and if a comparable example, lower costs when compared to public grid electricity and natural gas network connection costs. The total cost estimate for the Torque Wind Turbine should include shipment, groundwork, permit, installation, which varies by country and localities.

The price per Kilowatt-hour output of the Torque Wind Turbine over a period of 20 years should be between 8 and 15 Eurocent for the smaller models and between 5 and 10 Eurocent for the bigger models with on average 5 meter per second wind speed per year.

The plan is to position the catalog sales price, on the same level as the price for solar panels, when comparing the annual kilo Watt hour annual output. Par example; if the wind turbine produces 7000 kWh per year with a 5 kW generator, we compare the price with the total price for the solar panels included installation, to achieve also 7000 kWh/ year.

Deliveries of the Torque Wind Turbine begin 2016. Customers can reserve their wind turbine at the Torque Wind Turbine Company.

The present Torque Wind Turbine scale model represents the Technical Readiness Level 4 (TRL 4) of the development steps. The next steps, the TRL 5 functionality test, the TRL 6 wind tunnel test and the TRL 7 outdoor durability test are planned.