Behind the scenes of Philéole, where we got the idea for a mini vertical wind turbine
Did you know? Philéole comes from two Greek terms:
Phil = From ancient Greek φίλος, phílos (“friend, person who loves”).
Eole = In Greek mythology, Eole (in ancient Greek Αἴολος / Aíolos) is the master and steward of the winds.
Philéole arose from the desire to use the force of the wind with bio-based means. The wind is everywhere around us, with different forces, stable or turbulent. It is present in all countries and in all types of environment; whether it is an energetically isolated environment to a hyper-connected urban environment, whether it is a marine or terrestrial environment. After several months of development, studies, models, prototypes, wind tunnel tests at the University of Liège, in the Vrije University of Brussels, at the Von Karman institute, the concept of the Philéole mini wind turbine springs up.
Most of the wind turbines available pick up winds blowing at high altitude and requiring major earthworks. Today, Philéole has decided to concentrate on the energy developed by light winds and turbulence. Philéole wishes to use this energy and make it available to sites located outside the distribution networks.
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