In an effort to provide more consistent energy generation than a “wind only” or “solar only” system, WindStream Technologies has developed a first-of-its-kind, fully integrated, renewable energy “HYBRID” product. The SolarMill® incorporates P.V. technology within a compact footprint, creating the greatest energy generation density for any product on the market. The hybrid concept of the SolarMill® is unique, seamlessly utilizing wind and solar energy generation in one unit. This allows the product to be an effective solution in markets where the natural resources available for wind or solar energy alone do not justify investment into any small wind product.
The SolarMill® is designed to work in both on-grid and off-grid environments. Whether on the roof of a commercial building in a metropolitan area to offset rising energy costs, or installed at an eco-friendly resort, or deployed in remote locations bringing power to people who’ve never had electricity before, our products are designed to deliver substantial results. The design enables us to install renewable energy solutions at institutions such as schools and stadiums where traditional technology may not fit. We have installed SolarMills® in India, helping businesses achieve mandated carbon emissions reductions. Homeowners have installed our technology either to reduce monthly expenses, and/or to express their concern for the environment. With installations on the US Embassy in the cold of Scandinavia, or in the sunny and salty Caribbean Islands, or subject to the sandy desert heat in the Middle East, our hybrid units have successfully generated electricity.
The SolarMill® design is unique in its flexibility. In the near future, we will be deploying the technology on cellular towers and repeaters to improve quality of service and eliminate the need for costly diesel generation. The unique vertical axis turbines can also be placed on highway dividers, capturing the vehicle draft and generating an estimated 1 MW over 3 miles. As with these new applications, our engineers will continue to explore creative ways to utilize the technology.