Statement of Purpose
From its beginning W2 has recognized the profound need for equitable and environmentally acceptable methods for harvesting energy from renewable sources.
It also recognizes that, today, many different methodologies are employed to supply a magnitude of power to myriad applications that house, feed, protect and transport us around the planet. And, it sees the demands for more and better alternatives grow as our environment struggles to maintain its natural, life sustaining balance.
The surge of new approaches to solve the problem also is profound and the number of new products in the marketplace is beginning to overwhelm the using population as costs and utility are subordinated to availability. We are losing our objectivity in judging between the good and the bad.
Even so, in realizing these conditions, there is one critical point I would like to emphasize up front - one that is essential to understand and one which sets the W2 approach apart from the generally accepted products that are in the market today. The technology we are developing is not singularly dedicated to producing electricity, but rather, is designed to be a part of a system for more efficiently extracting and utilizing the energy inherent in blowing wind and flowing water. Our WindWing and WaterWing technology is developed around the concept that a more efficient and more cost-effective approach is requisite to satisfying energy requirements for the present as well as the future. In this respect our concentration has been on developing a new harvesting (extraction) technique.
This has become the primary focus of our development because of the diversity of applications that must be addressed for applying this new technology. Early on we began to realize that the quality and variety of engineering needed to utilize the power we extract would require more skill sets than we were prepared to engage. We, therefore, became more focused on the efficiency of the harvesting techniques.
The many different ways the extracted force can be used is far better developed by specialists in the specific application areas for which the power is needed. Concentrating on the conversion of the force immediately to electricity would have been a mistake. One size does not fit all and our design objective changed to that of providing the applications engineering community a design capability not defined by the need for electricity alone.
Our goal in the development of the project then became more directed to providing for the capture of natural resource energy in a form that can be adapted to many applications - not only the generation of electricity but for direct applications without the need for the complexities associated with the conversion to electricity.
However, electricity is the accepted norm, and the W2 system will, in fact, be used more effectively in the harvesting process. It also will address many of the problems associated with the production of electricity and we are concentrating some of our effort on making "the light bulb come on".
Again, our interest is to provide an effective force at the point of use for any application, be it pumping water, compressing air, creating a vacuum, driving refrigeration units, or whatever, just to mention a few of the possibilities.
Essentially, this approach recognizes that the currently accepted model for using renewable energy forces its conversion to electricity. This is the faulty part of the commercial thinking of today and this mindset has to change if the demands for energy utilization are to be met.
With regard to economic reality, there is a universal need of paramount importance to control the cost and distribution of the electricity that is needed. Unfortunately, there is little or no activity associated with adopting new non-electric energy utilization techniques. Nor are there any inexpensive and acceptable methods for producing electricity without utilizing large amounts of carbon based fuels that also require environmentally disruptive technologies. Technologies themselves that need excessive amounts of energy to harvest and process the fuels required to support them. Our objectives are to remedy this situation with a more productive, inexpensive and practical solution without disrupting the flow of electricity to where it is most needed.
Also, another of the objectives of the W2 projects is to have this new technology owned, manufactured, operated, and maintained by local and regional entities. In this respect it is a jobs program. As outlined in our Business Plan we seek to utilize, to the highest degree possible, the industrial, natural and human resources already available in an area.
These are not unrealistic goals. The W2 technology has been described by many in the engineering community as that "elegant simplicity in design" constantly sought. It does not require major importation of human resources in the higher skills levels and it does not require exotic equipment for manufacturing, operation or maintenance. It can operate effectively and efficiently in lower velocity winds in a more widely distributed harvesting system - a system that is environmentally benign and more suitable for deployment in a wider range of locations.
I hope you find this brief description of our technology and our objectives of interest and worthy of continued dialogue. I will be happy to supply you with whatever additional information you may require and I would be pleased for the opportunity to make a direct presentation of the technology to whomever you would like.
Gene R. Kelley, President/CEO