- Published: 14 January 2015 14 January 2015
SheerWind has announced a pilot project to be commissioned in Apollo Beach, Florida for Tampa Electric's Big Bend Power Station. Tampa Electric has selected the 200-KW Invelox wind power generation to be built as a pilot project in 2015.
After sufficient data is collected (6 to 8 months) and if the technology is shown to be viable, Tampa Electric may purchase a utility-scale 1.8MW Invelox system. SheerWind's Invelox funnel system is a solution that utilizes current wind power turbines and rotors but brings them to ground level for easier, safer, and cheaper operation and maintenance. Multiple turbines can be used in a row or series to increase output capacity for each tower while reducing downtime to near zero.