Spanish startup developing bladeless turbine


Vortex Bladeless, a Spanish R&D startup under a H2020 program of the European Commission is developing a new kind of wind turbine without blades nor gears that does not rotate but oscillates.

This new technology brings exciting advantages: harmless to birds, no mobile parts in contact, silent movement, low maintenance, no oil needed, no wastes produced, always oriented to wind direction with a quick response to changes, low manufacturing costs, etc. Vorticity wind turbines are a solution specially designed for residential usage and on-site generation, offering a perfect combination with solar energy installations.

Thanks to the funding from EU’s Horizon 2020 SME-Instrument, Vortex Bladeless has been able to take a big leap in the development of this new technology. On this journey, it has worked alongside many universities and top research centers such as Altair Hyperworks USA and Barcelona SuperComputing Center.

After the last optimization steps, Vortex has started to work in the certification of first products. Meanwhile, the company wants to launch a beta testing campaign in October. The goal with this campaign is to get real feedback of future clients with different profiles and environmental conditions, in order to improve the design and minimize risks before the commercial launch.
Since the central European market is one of the most important parts of the company’s plans, Vortex is growing its influence in Germany as participants of international events such as the “EIC Innovators’ Summit” (Berlin, September 10-11) and “Wind Energy Hamburg” (Hamburg, September 25-28). Here the company hopes to find new partnership agreements with companies and public administrations to face the mass manufacturing and commercialization of its revolutionary bladeless turbines.

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