Ducted Wind Turbines (The Clean Tech Center) has had some major traction leading into 2020 and is set to have a breakout year. The startup produces wind turbines that provide the lowest cost per kWh in the small turbine market. Ducted Wind Turbines (DWT) design produces more than two times the energy of a conventional open bladed wind turbine of the same rotor diameter. Its first generation turbine is currently being tested at Clarkson University.
DWT has raised $275K from outside investment to transition from lab scale to initial sales and production of its first units. DWT also recently received a Competitive Improvement Project (CIP) grant from the U.S Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory for roughly $200K. This grant allows DWT to build two additional turbines and submit them to certification and third party testing. The goals of the CIP are to make distributed wind energy cost competitive, improve its interoperability with other distributed energy resources, and increase the number of small and mid-scale wind turbine designs certified to national testing standards.
“We’re excited to build on the performance features and real time data of our initial Ventus 3 wind turbine this year,” said Joe Dickson, CEO of Ducted Wind Turbines. “The company is enjoying accelerated traction in all areas of business plan execution, including sales, proposals for multiple turbines, fund raising, team building, and supply chain development.”
The Gen 2 version of our flagship Ventus 3 will showcase the following features:
The fully commercial Gen 3 version, which will be ready for market in early 2021, will consist a “Turbine in a Box” concept, where the Ventus 3 turbine parts will be drop shipped to any location in the world for easy, 1-day assembly and installation.
The team recently received its first order for its turbine in the Adirondacks which could ultimately lead to a sale of up to ten additional turbines. DWT is looking for customers who are in the commercial and industrial space building power for remote locations, installing power for cellular towers, microgrid construction, and emergency preparedness.
DWT has been a member of The Tech Garden since August 2018 and is currently enrolled in The Clean Tech Center. The Clean Tech Center is a NYSERDA-funded initiative focused on developing clean energy technology companies in Central New York. Clean tech is an emerging sector of products, services and processes that harness renewable energy sources, reduce the carbon footprint and advance sustainability.
To learn more about the startup visit www.ductedwind.com.