Wind Power at the Rim. Innovative, Nacelle-Free Turbine Developer Gets Funding.
SCRA Technology Ventures’ SC Launch program today announced its $200,000 investment in Greenville, South Carolina-based BarberWind Turbines . The company was accepted into the program in June, receiving mentoring and support services as a client company. This investment now makes the company an SC Launch Portfolio Company.
The company’s wind turbine, which will be manufactured in Upstate South Carolina, is highly efficient and among the most cost-effective wind technologies on the market.
One 800 kW wind turbine offsets carbon pollution equivalent to taking 700 cars off the road. The entire turbine ships from the manufacturer in five 40 foot containers and does not require a heavy lift crane for assembly or maintenance, allowing the turbine to be used in remote, high-wind locations like the Caribbean and Central America.
SCRA Technology Ventures helps innovative companies grow and develop new technologies, creating jobs and advancing the Knowledge Economy throughout South Carolina. (11/12/14)
(Editors note: Though research would be needed, this turbine design could possibly eliminate bird strike problems, since the turbine might appear to birds as a solid object, a disk, from a great distance.)
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