We give our great thanks once again to all our community of supporters, who have joined the team and to say: "We want a change, and it starts with us."
The founders here have been working tirelessly since the success of the Vested campaign. Designs and parts for the generator were formulated, tested, refined, and calibrated relentlessly. We found that while our generator design works very well in low winds it cannot yet efficiently transition to take advantage of the higher wind speeds. We recently enlisted the services of an expert in battery technology, to review our generator and suggest ways to further optimize it.
While we do this, we have ordered a generator that we anticipate to be a good match for the turbine; if all criteria are met, this will get the turbine in your hands that much sooner!
Our blade production mold is complete and we are testing materials for the roto-molding process. Many materials that we have tried thus far still break down over time under UV radiation.
Alternatively, we have currently placed a down payment on a 3D printer capable of printing the turbines at full scale; which gives us the opportunity to print light weight blades from recyclable materials. The printer is still many weeks away however, as this is a new design and they are still updating the software.
The present objectives:
- Test the new generator when it arrives.
- Continue testing new materials, then begin replication of the blades for market.
- Assemble the 3D printer when it arrives, and printing the turbine full size in various materials such as PetG or Carbon Fibre.
Exciting times! We are that much closer to bringing the "Wind Shark" turbine to your roof tops, thanks to all of your support!
More updates to come.
Headwind Technologies Team