Asahi Kasei Plastics & Unified Energies International Developing Wind Turbine

August 07, 2012 by Jeff Shepard

Asahi Kasei Plastics N.A. Inc. is working with Unified Energies International, Inc. in the development of the "Windstrument™" wind turbine to bring affordable renewable energy to the masses. Windstrument was developed for both residential use and utility scale projects including entire communities, neighborhoods or agricultural groups coming together on a project basis to generate their own local power. The rooftop or pole mounted Windstrument is an affordable, quiet and powerful, bird safe, scalable wind turbine system.

"Asahi Kasei Plastics will provide materials and plastics application development expertise that will facilitate Windstrument commercial production as a top priority," said Scott Kushion, Director of Commercial Services and Industrial Segments at Asahi Kasei Plastics. The Windstrument was assigned its US patent number on July 4th, 2012. "The development goal of Windstrument was achieved using best practices in design, materials and manufacturing resulting in a truly affordable wind energy system," said Clay Clark, Lead Developer of the Windstrument. "The Windstrument gives consumers, businesses and industry an on-site reliable power source that is safe and renewable at a lower cost than Coal or other Fuel Produced energy," said Willis C. Dunham, Project Director at Unified Energies. Both electrical and mechanical energy can be produced.

"The Windstrument looks very different from the typical turbines that everyone is used to seeing and this design difference solves problems inherent with traditional turbines," said Dunham. The Windstrument blade design is a conical helicoid pattern found extensively in nature - hurricanes, tornadoes, galaxies, animals and plants. These natural dynamics allow for bird safe, human safe continuous power generation at lower heights and in structurally busy urban environments. "The cool design makes a stylish visual statement," said Kushion. The Windstrument turbines under development currently range in size from 1 foot to 4 feet in diameter. Large-scale turbines and systems are also in development.

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