The molds for the duct sections have arrived! Very exciting to see our turbine come together! And check out the interior surface below! Thanks to Sterling Technologies for all their support!
An exciting day today prepping the Intertek wind turbine test site today for our upcoming test! Many thanks to who helped including Mike, Mark, Dan, Joe, and especially Ed! Also to Ben from Intertek! Looking forward to have our rig up and running there soon!
Many thanks to The Tech Garden for their generosity! The Tech Garden recently awarded funding to five startups through its new Fund of Funds program. This incremental support provides the fledging company initial funding on the path to commercialization and offers an opportunity for follow-on investment with less risk. See details here.
As we make progress towards our first install for the Gen 2, we have not abandoned the Gen 1 workhorse! It has become a great workhorse and test bed for new ideas as we move forward. In particular, our partnership with Sol-Ark in developing a hybrid inverter has expanded the test scope of the Gen 1 in ways we never imagined. Retirement is not in the near future for the Gen 1!!
Good News! Production has started on the Gen 2 unit! The COVID-19 outbreak has restricted our progress for the past couple of months, but as NY state eases restrictions on businesses, we can again move forward. Looking forward to getting our first Gen 2 turbine up soon as suppliers get back online!
Joe Dickson is the CEO of Ducted Wind Turbines. Joe joined us in 2019 and is eager take DWT to a whole new level. Learn a little more about him in this article from Syracuse.com
DWT is pleased to announce they will be offering a new dual-use 12 kW Sol-Ark inverter (https://www.sol-ark.com/sol-ark-12k/) on their Ventus 3 ducted turbine. The downstream electronics of a small wind turbine are not only critical to maintaining an efficient conversion of electricity from the turbine to the grid, but also a means of safely controlling and stopping the turbine when needed. Sol-Ark is providing DWT with a dual-use version of their 12kW inverter that will be able to use wind or solar on either of the two input channels. Hence, customers can configure their systems for a wind + solar input, or two wind turbines, on the same inverter. Sol-Ark inverters have a lot of other great features and you can check them out here: https://www.sol-ark.com