How can GEVI turbines preserve the environment while producing energy?
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13 October 2022
SUSTAINING THE ENVIRONMENT WITH GEVI
By Edoardo Simonelli, Eleonora Cacchio
According to a conservative LCA study, a 1 kW vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) emits 2846 kg CO2eq during its entire life cycle, taking into account material acquisition, transportation, manufacturing, maintenance, and the impact of end-of-life treatments.
GEVI’s 1 kW turbine saves 1900 kg CO2eq per year compared to the global energy mix (EPA), with a CO2eq payback time of 18 months, providing energy production of almost 2700 kWh per year in average wind conditions of 5.5 m/s.
For the same amount of energy produced, a diesel generator emits 2500 kg of CO2eq per year, not counting that emitted in the phases of the generator’s production, transportation and maintenance.
Therefore, the environmental impact of the GEVI turbine is extremely positive: the GEVI wind turbine saves 35.1 tons of CO2eq during its estimated operational life of 20 years, compared with about 50 tons of CO2eq emitted by a diesel generator over the same time frame.
In addition, the artificial intelligence (AI) loads management module allows for the use of light and sustainable materials. In fact, the commercial 3 kW version of GEVI’s turbine (available in 2024) will be almost completely recyclable. The structural frame is already made of aluminium tubes while the lifting blades will be manufactured with a composite material using an easily recyclable thermoplastic resin.
In this way, GEVI turbines are helping to achieve 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda:
- SDG 7 of “affordable and clean energy” which aims to “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all”;
- SDG 12 of “responsible consumption and production” which aims to “ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns”;
- SDG 13 of “climate action” which aims to “take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts”.
Taking action to cut our emissions is extremely urgent.
GEVI helps providing fast and effective solutions to this huge problem, and accelerate the transition towards a sustainable future.