Flower Turbines produces small, vertical windmills in the shape of a tulip. The windmills are quiet, efficient and take up little space. Per square metre, the turbines generate more energy than solar panels when there is sufficient wind. Furthermore, the design presents an aesthetically pleasing image. This makes the turbines easier to adapt to the built environment and to be a supplement or an alternative to solar energy.
Further development of the cuddly wind turbine
Roy Osinga, EU Director of Flower Turbines, talks about the development of the company. “Two years ago, the new technology was scouted by PortXL, an innovation programme for the port, after which the company was founded. At the moment we are growing from start-up to scale-up. We are now going to perfect the technical designs for the long term."
The turbines are already on the market in two sizes: one metre and three metres in height. With the SES subsidy, Flower Turbines is going to run a pilot with the largest turbine of six metres. A turbine will be placed on the Maasvlakte and in the built environment so that further research can be carried out on the yields, the design and the feasibility of deploying the model on a large scale. Business parks or apartment complexes can then be supplied from wind energy.