The etymology of the name Philéole
What does the name Philéole mean? Where does our slogan “Make the wind your friend” come from?
Philéole is the composition of two Greek words. Philos (φίλος) means “friend, a person who loves”. Eole comes from the Greek word Aeolus, meaning “quick-moving”. In Greek mythology Aeolus (Αἴολος) is the master and steward of the winds!
Make the wind your friend!
History of Philéole
Philéole arose from the desire to use the force of the wind for electricity generation. The wind is everywhere around us. It has different forces, both stable and turbulent. It is present in all countries and in all types of environments; whether it is an energetically isolated environment or a hyper-connected urban environment.
In 2014, after several months of development, the concept of the Philéole mini-wind turbine emerged. Several designs were trialed. The mini-wind turbine has been tested in a wind tunnel at the University of Liège, in the Vrije University of Brussels, and at the Von Karman institute. After years of optimisation, Philéole can present a secure and environmentally sustainable product: a recycled and recyclable wind turbine with a vertical axis for independent and renewable electricity production.
Initially, Philéole focused on the production of the mini-nautical wind turbine: ready to serve sailors around the world. The Philéole mini-nautical wind turbine can be attached to the top of masts on sailboats. It collects energy from all wind directions at sea and at ports.
Later on, Philéole decided to expand the possibilities of its mini-wind turbine. The Philéole mini-wind turbine is a unique product in a limitless market; ready to collect energy from any place where there is a sufficient amount of wind.
Every day, the Philéole team seeks to improve the performance and design of its vertical wind turbine to offer a unique and successful product.
Our main goals
The primary goal of Philéole is energy independence and environmental sustainability. Philéole wishes to take advantage of the elements of nature for independence in the production and consumption of energy. To make the wind turbine more environmentally sustainable, Philéole decided to produce its mini-wind turbine out of recycled plastic bottles and aluminum; two elements that are recycled/recyclable.
Most wind turbines available on the market pick up winds that blow at high altitudes. Today, Philéole focuses on the energy produced by light airs, turbulences and currents.
Philéole team members
Annalisa Di Stazio
Director of Operations
Holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering, trilingual. Enthusiastic about operations and manufacturing, she has significant experience in leading manufacturing performance in a fast moving production environment. Abilities in crisis management, problem solving and team building with a strong financial & business acumen.
Graduated in industrial design at La Cambre. Founder of a line of high-end furniture in steel and micro-concrete and of an art gallery. Maxime works on the design of wind turbine structures, optimising the design for production and reducing the ecological impact of wind turbines. He likes to be part of sustainable solutions for a better future for all.
Holds a BA (Hons.) and MSc in International Relations and courses in Environmental Sustainability.