Wind energy scales with the power of three of wind speed. Yet, the strongest winds on earth cannot be fully utilized for renewable energy generation with current wind turbine technology. Terawind enables access to wind power from strong winds, by developing the technology capable to adapt to high wind speeds and rapidly changing wind speed conditions.
The movement of air from higher to lower pressure aeras, deflected by the Earth’s rotation, results into Earth’s large-scale wind patterns that contain winds with various speeds. These winds are additionally influenced by the Earth’s orography to form Katabatic winds and Foehn winds such as the Mistral and the Bora in Europe, or to cause wind speed-up effects on the top of hills or mountains. Due to their high speed and deflection, they contain a lot of flow energy, which is partially transformed into strong wind gusts and high turbulence - a challenge for wind turbine technology.
technology demonstrators/prototypes in development/testing
grants acquired so far
team size by the end of 2024