Safe, quiet and reliable vertical axis wind turbines. Hurricane test, farmer approved. Star Sailor's AgCom™ 36-kW towers (above) in development and planned for demonstration in 2022. The VAWT AgCom™ towers support electrical generation for local use and for sale to co-ops and utilities in a multifunctional package designed by Ag-people for Ag-people

Ag-wind by Ag people: Farming Wind & Crops

The "New Model Wind Farm"™ does not take valuable agricultural land for big propeller wind turbines. Instead it integrates wind turbines within existing crop lands and other agricultural producing areas creating energy as a product while supporting ag-operations.

Star Sailor's founder, Dr. P. A. Menges, knows the challenges of farming and the resilience of remote communities. The Ag community has always led in self-sufficiency. New wind technologies like Star Sailor T-Com™ Series and the AGCom™ tower (above) offer solutions for IoT, remote sensing, security, and electrical power operations. These multipurpose uninterruptible power supply (UPS) platforms were designed and tested to provide rugged, reliable and low-maintenance power. Star Sailor's partners include ranchers and remote locations in the desert Southwest and Mountain states. Please contact us with your requirements.


New support for urban wind farms, ag-wind arrays, it's in the science

New technology and verification of data from studies involving VAWT arrays are offering new opportunities to farm wind for communities, urban and rural. Star Sailor is at the forefront of new performance adaptive biomimetic VAWT technology. Our patented VAWT products are built environment safe and tested in hurricane winds, icing weather and in urban wildlife habitats along with our animals and families we have observed the reliability of our US produced wind energy systems.

Data from studies completed at the California Institute of Technology have reported that installation of vertical axis wind turbines (VAWT) in an array, such as US produced Star Sailor VAWT built environment safe technology, can provide higher-energy density than the more familiar horizontal axis wind turbines (HAWT) or propeller towers. The study completed by CalTech's Robert W Whittlesey, Sebastian Liska and John Dabiri was published in 2010 in Bioinspiration & Biomimetics.

Whittlesey et al observed that utility type wind farms comprised of horizontal axis wind turbines (HAWT) actually experience reduced efficiency in close proximity to other HAWT towers. Research on vertical axis wind turbines (VAWT) suggest that closely spaced VAWT's experience increases in an individual turbine’s power when placed in close proximity as in an array and yield much higher power outputs for a given area of land or installed space. Whittlesey et al also reported on a potential flow model of inter-VAWT interactions to investigate the effect of changes in VAWT spatial arrangement on the array performance coefficient, which compares the expected average power coefficient of turbines in an array. Star Sailor's stacked turbine towers control vortices internally increasing performance of the wind turbines which were first observed in wind tunnel testing for Star Sailor by Dr. James Delaurier of the University of Toronto. Other efficiencies are being currently evaluated.


Whittlesey, R.W. , Liska, S, Dabiri, J.O. Fish schooling as a basis for vertical axis wind turbine farm design. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 5(2010) 035005 (6pp).




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