Georgia Institute of Technology- Electric Power Generation by a Vertical-Axis Turbine Driven by an Anchored Vortex and Sustained by the Air Layer over Solar-Heated Ground
CX(s) Applied: B3.6, B5.15
Location(s): Georgia, Texas, Illinois, Connecticut, Colorado
Offices(s): Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy
Funding will support efforts to develop and test a SoVgen, a novel device that generates electricity by converting the potential energy of solar heated air near the ground to kinetic energy in a columnar vortex.