Why Airborne Wind Energy?
eWind’s revolutionary airborne wind energy design delivers four times more electricity per dollar than conventional wind energy systems. We use new materials and drone technologies to harness strong, consistent winds at higher altitudes than conventional wind turbine systems can access. Our affordable flying devices allow us to bypass building and maintaining costly towers. Once commercialized, the eWind system is expected to deliver clean, renewable electrical power with a levelized cost of $0.05 to $0.07kWh (comparable to hydroelectric).
What do we do?
eWind is developing a cost effective airborne wind energy system (AWES) – a wind energy generation system that accesses more consistent, reliable winds at higher altitudes than those reached by traditional wind turbines. The first stage is a model designed for small farms. It bridges the gap between very small renewable energy systems of less than 10 kW and utility scale systems of more than 100 kW.
We are currently in the product development and testing stage. If what we do sounds exciting and you have relevant skills, such as mechanical, software, or electronics experiences and knowledge, we’d like to get to know you. Contact us!
Who we are?
We are a close-knit group of technology savvy optimists who have taken on an incredibly tough challenge: to provide affordable, reliable, renewable energy with highly maneuverable airborne wind energy systems, thus making a world where the lights stay on and the ice caps remain frozen. We are located at the Oregon Technology Business Center in Beaverton, Oregon, where we spend our days perfecting our technology and business models and throwing the occasional impromptu office party.
David Schaefer, a former Director of Engineering at Xerox, started eWind Solutions in 2013 when he found a compelling technology challenge that had the potential to change the world. We are now a small company intent on making our vision for the future–clean energy for everyone–come true.