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POWERPOD
 
SAFE, INNOVATIVE WIND ENERGY

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Meet PowerPod

The PowerPod is a prototype small-scale wind turbine designed specifically to work in towns and cities. Its design is intended to collect incoming air from 360 degrees and focuses it into an internal blade.

 

The blade is contained entirely within the stationary shell, making it safe for kids, pets, and wildlife. 

 

The effect is safe wind energy specifically for cities and towns.

The PowerPod is still in its very early stages of development and is still yet to hit proof of concept.

No External Moving Parts

Airflow is intended to be collected by the exterior of the pod and focused on a circular blade. The blade is contained entirely within the pod, making it safe for nearby people and wildlife.

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Showing internal blade spinning in red area from graphic above.

The external shell does not move - it is fixed in place. Because of its shape, it can take wind from any direction, changing directions, or even multiple directions at once.

 

When regular turbines are in such conditions they can shatter - throwing blades at high speeds.

Standalone or Part of a System

The PowerPod's intent is to give a viable wind energy option to those looking for a complete renewable energy system in cities and towns, or those who are unsatisfied with open bladed designs. The alternator inside can hook into a building's power grid with the same equipment needed for any other wind turbine.

It can also be added to a solar and/or energy storage system with the same equipment used to integrate other wind/solar/storage systems.

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The PowerPod is a great addition to an off-grid, energy independent system to diversify away from reliance on sunny days. 

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A Global Solution

The PowerPod is not yet in manufacturing as it is still a concept and not a market-ready product. However, once in production our goal is to produce PowerPods locally, with local manufacturing and materials, wherever possible.

European PowerPods will be made in the EU, American PowerPods will be made in the USA, Indian PowerPods in India, and so on.

Our goal is to use the PowerPod to support the local markets and jobs of the people who are using them to help us make the world a better place.

Still In Development

The PowerPod is still in development and we have not yet reached minimum viable product.

Our team is raising funds to continue research into the PowerPod's viability as a small-scale wind turbine. Our plan is to start with a comprehensive analysis done by our technical adviser, Dr. Meredith Metzger of the University of Utah's engineering department.