Project Aim: Why do we still pollute, using fossil instead of renewable energies?
Why did you create SWIRL?
Looking at the world energy situation and the social cost of CO2, this question strikes because of the tremendous, locally distributed impacts of combustion engines applied in human activities like communication and mobility.
Looking at these communication and mobility markets, one finds a complex, noisy bazaar, many players, immature products, sustainability threats, consultancy in renewable energies and efficiency. Established players in the energy markets try to keep up the status quo by means of barriers to a widespread adoption of decentralized sustainability.
All human activities needing energy, SWIRL opted for a different approach.
What do you do?
We concentrate on non-polluting energy conversion, thus improving local air quality in developed and emerging economies. We act on energy supply for two everyday local human activities, communication and mobility. We convert wind energy into non-polluting electric energy for both. Kinetic wind energy converters return the airflow without pollution. Our objective is local, smart, clean, sustainable energy supply and inclusive business services.
What is you main idea?
We at SWIRL believe there can be no resilience in supplying renewable energy globally without local technology transfer, local capacity building and networking.
Millions of communication towers rise off the grid worldwide, attracting human settlements like new beacons of our civilizations, but:
Worldwide, there are 1.2 billion vehicles of which 251 million cars in Europe 2015.
How to deliver an inclusive resilient business model with smart decentralized wind energy conversion?
International standards for vertical axis wind energy technology (VAWTs) give the context of SWIRL’s technology and activities. Installation, commissioning and maintenance knowledge are implemented locally.
Our inclusive business model implements local capacity building for manufacturing, assembly and services to create resilient local jobs. By means of European technology, local CO2 impacts in two global off-grid activities are reduced.
Our self-monitoring, communicating turbines are “Things on Internet” and networked for preventive maintenance. This creates opportunities for hosting additional e-services (health, learning, commerce, money).
Our products and intellectual property are ready for local implementation anywhere. Discussions with global customers are taking place.