The Vortex will take advantage of vorticity, an aerodynamic effect that produces many spinning vortices. This effect is normally an enemy to engineers as these dust devil like vortexes can lead to oscillation in structures and potentially causing their collapse.
The Vortex is made of fiberglass and carbon fiber that can allow it to vibrate as much as possible. It pulls magnets back and forth that create electricity. There are no gears, bolts, or mechanically moving parts. This makes the Vortex cheaper to manufacture.
Although the makers boast that it picks up 40% of the wind’s power during around 26 mile per hour winds, it appears to only pick up around 30%. Despite this, it is totally silent, safe for birds, and will cost around 51% less to make.
They hope their first Vortex will be 9 feet tall and will be able to produce 100 watts. It will be used in many developing countries. Soon after, the Mini Vortex, which is 41 feet tall, will be released.