Chicago, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Leviathan Energy has officially started U.S. sales and marketing efforts of the Wind Energizer, its patented technology for increasing the power output of large wind turbines. The company plans to immediately begin making sales to wind farm operators across the U.S. The launch of the sales and marketing of the Wind Energizer comes after the company successfully concluded field tests of the product.
“We expect that with the very fast return on investment the Wind Energizer can deliver, sales will be quite strong,” said Dr. Daniel Farb, CEO of Leviathan Energy. “We look forward to witnessing the transformative effects our technology will have on the wind industry throughout the country.”
Leviathan’s Wind Energizer is a passive land-based structure that can be adapted to any wind turbine from any manufacturer, the company said. By directing the surrounding wind flow to the most critical areas of the wind turbine’s blades, the Wind Energizer is designed increase wind velocity to the blades, resulting in a jump of power output by some 20-40 percent when the turbine is spinning and by well over 100% in the range of marginal or poor wind speed.
Depending on the scope of the installation, the Wind Energizer will cost approximately US $300,000-500,000. When all the benefits, including carbon credits, are factored in, Leviathan expects that return on investment will be 1-3 years. The company told RenewableEnergyWorld.com at Windpower 2009 in Chicago that it is currently in talks with a number of large wind farm developers, including Mesa Power, about testing the product.