Congressman Faleomavaega announced today that he recommends the new WindJet Energy wind power generation system (WindJet Energy system) to supplement American Samoa’s energy needs. The new Windjet Energy system utilizes a new design that improves on the conventional three-blade windmills used by General Electric (GE) Vestas, Siemens, Mitsubishi, Nordex and many others.
“I want to thank Ron Morrison, a Native Hawaiian and marketing partner for WindJet Energy, for bringing this new wind power generation system to my attention. I am very impressed with the technology and the concept behind the WindJet Energy system, especially the ability to make wind power production more cost effective and efficient,” Faleomavaega said.
The new design was invented by Brad Sorensen, founder and CEO of Source One Power, who was also credited for several designs including the 1986–1992 Mazda RX7 sports car and Volvo 850 sedan, station wagon and coupe, Freightliner semi-trucks, Lockheed jet aircraft, U.S. Navy aircraft carriers, race cars, power boats, sail boats and other vehicles.
Using a wheel design with a solid ring on the outside supporting thousands of extremely light weight, aerodynamic blades on the inside, WindJet Energy system uses a jet-ducted turbine designed specifically for gathering a higher amount of wind energy, not a dated propeller. Unlike the existing windmills that can only operate in wind speeds of 11mph to 17mph, the new WindJet Energy system is designed to take full advantage of the Earth’s spectrum of wind speeds from 1mph to 250mph, with no limits to the amount of power that can be generated. In other words, the WindJet Energy system can be effective in 95% of worldwide land areas and 99% of all water areas.
“Wind is perpetual and as long as the earth spins, there will be wind energy available. And, given the climatic conditions in American Samoa, it is most fitting to test and see for ourselves the outcome of such promising new technology. The new technology is designed to be installed in months and has an automatic return of power and savings with each passing wind with minimal maintenance,” Faleomavaega added.
“Not only will it help supplement our energy needs, the construction, installation and maintenance of WindJet Energy system in American Samoa also will stimulate the creation of jobs in our territory and will create an exciting opportunity to help attract some of the most experienced talent in the industry.”
“In this age when worldwide demand for clean, renewable, electric power, is growing tremendously, America Samoa needs to pursue alternative energy sources and try new inventions in order to adapt and adjust to the challenge,” Faleomavaega concluded.