Massive Wind Tower Proposed by Japanese Company

January 7, 2011 / No Comments

Japan-based ZENA Systems has come up with the proposal of a massive energy generating wind tower. The proposed location of the project is Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan.

Wind Tower ZENA Massive Wind Tower Proposed by Japanese Company

The project includes a 50 meter-tall hexagonal building essentially. It acts as a huge scoop that compresses wind from all directions. The structure then runs the rushing air through a series of ground-based generators.

The operation takes place as a three-point compression technique that takes wind from any direction and compresses and accelerates it through a wind tunnel in the middle of the hexagonal tower.

The air flows downward to a series of turbines. Here the wind’s energy is converted to electricity. The on-site storage device to be incorporated is a new energy storage system used to stock the energy generated by the Wind Tower system. This system uses vanadium concentrated solution diluted with nano water and pure water.

Well, according to the company, the whole system is not constrained by the Betz limit value theory, which states that the maximum theoretical harvestable energy from the wind is 59.3 percent.

This first of its kind initiative includes a desalination plant and visitors’ center too. It is difficult to assume more details from the designs and sketches of the proposal available. But it would be an innovative one in the field of wind energy.

(via Inhabitat)