CBC's innovative technology is based upon stationary enclosure that intercepts and concentrates wind in a dynamic chamber, which in turn focuses and directs the wind towards a solid 4-point rotor in the center. This technology is covered by US Patent 10,495,063.
The enclosure is a Category 5 hurricane-resistant structure which houses and supports the rotor. Since it is stationary, the structure can be mounted on the roof of a building. Such a structure lends itself to a product life commensurate with the life span of the building / structure to which it will be mounted. Its appearance can be adapted to 'hide' the system in plain sight. There is no need to point the equipment into the wind. The CBC WES are omni-directional, meaning they can collect wind from all directions.
Since the technology is a stationary mechanical structure, it is analogous to other roof top mounted building systems equipment such as HVAC systems, commercial utility structures, and water tanks for instance. In the absence of a building on which to mount the equipment (or if preferred), the equipment is fully capable and compatible with ground mounting and tower mounting. (A compatible tower would be an appropriately sized platform lattice tower, similar to a fire tower)
Allows equipment to be roof mounted.
Allows the equipment to be 'hidden in plain sight', either blended into an existing building or disguised as a light-house, Silo, Watchtower, or Cupola.
Multi-directional: collects wind from all directions.
Concentrates wind: turbine reaches full power in low wind speeds.
- Friendly to birds and other wildlife
- Results in zero shadow flicker
- Structure can be incorporated and 'hidden' into existing building.
- Stators can be used as signage in appropriate locations.
A Look Inside
At the center of the enclosure is a dynamic chamber which changes size and shape in response to changes in windspeed and direction, optimizing airflow around the rotor. The sails forming the chamber are mechanically controlled using calibrated springs to provide a highly fault tolerant and reliable system. It is helpful to visualize the way in which a potter forms clay on a potter’s wheel, which is similar to the way in which the sails of the enclosure form the wind into a vortex around the rotor.
Next Generation Rotor
Light-Weight, High Performance, And Supported From Top And Bottom For Unparalleled Stability
Chambered Enclosure Dynamically Changes Size And Shape In Response To Ambient Wind Speed And Directional Changes
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