In an attempt to fight climate change by developing the quickest way to build up the world’s reserve of renewable energy, Leviathan Wind Energizer of NY is administering a fundraiser using two simultaneous crowdfunding campaigns. For investors without equity, they are using Kickstarter, and for equity investors, with a $5,000 minimum, they have Fundable. The company is also reaching out to the conventional investor groups. Their target is to raise $1 million to be able to validate the patented and proven technology.
According to Dr. Daniel Farb, the creator of this technology, crowdfunding allows them to make these projects accessible to everyone. The Leviathan Wind Energizer was created in Israel, where a prototype gave out 156% energy, which is higher than the results obtained from the control model. Dr. Farb explained that this was uncommon since it produces greater results in places with minor wind speed. He added further that the effect is still another advantage in battling climate change since it maximizes the areas where they can build profit-making wind farms just by decreasing the cut-in speed.
The technology was created using aerodynamics and computational fluid dynamics. Through the creation of computer models of each turbine and wind flow, Leviathan is able to develop deflectors far from the turbine, enabling the wind to gain more velocity, therefore increasing the coordination in the blades’ plane. Dr. Farb explained that the most crucial part of the power formula is the velocity since its connection to the power is cubed – a main reason behind the successful results. He also added that this innovation isn’t an enhancement of the turbine, but an increase of the wind’s velocity directly in the planes of the blades. This video will show how it efficiently decreases the cut-in speed.
According to GWEC, in 2014 wind energy reached 370 gigawatts on a global scale. While in 2015, 185,000 gigawatt-hours were produced in the United States as reported by US EIA. This signifies that a modification of the Wind Energizer in the United States could easily add just about 60,000 Gigawatt-hours of clean energy.
For investors and donors who want to get more information about the fundraiser, they can visit: http://leviathanwindenergizer.com/investors/