The Wind and Solar Towers Deliver Far More Than Clean Power for EVs

Hybrid power station can electrify remote villages around the world – and help save lives

DETROIT, Sept. 21, 2022 – The Wind & Solar Tower, the world’s only electricity-generating charger powered by a combination of wind and sun, is far more than an efficient and novel way to charge electric vehicles quickly. In remote locations, it can bring reliable, clean electric power to rural, off-grid villages – not only providing electricity where needed but also saving lives.

In a presentation on Sept. 19 at the 10th Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development, Jim Bardia, inventor of the Wind & Solar Tower, outlined the dramatic need for the solution the Tower provides in bringing clean power to thousands of villages and millions of people around the world.

“The advantages of small-footprint distributed-energy devices like the Wind & Solar Tower are critical in satisfying a series of UN Sustainable Development Goals,” Bardia said. “Towers can help establish a nationwide, domestically controlled and operated industrial infrastructure that will bring electricity to the masses and will greatly improve their quality of life and improve education, health and commerce.

According to the World Bank, two million children under the age of five die every year from exposure to poisonous fumes generated by the three billion people who cook on traditional open stoves fueled by wood, charcoal, dung and biomass. The World Bank called open stoves “one of the world’s major public health challenges, causing more premature deaths than HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.” Bringing clean and reliable electric power to off-grid villages will greatly reduce the use of open stoves.

Additionally, the Wind & Solar Tower will provide:

• electricity for drilling wells and powering water pumps for irrigation, livestock and food-supply refrigeration
• potable water
• refrigeration and lighting for medical facilities
• electricity for schools
• electricity for housing and workplaces

“Locally generated renewable-energy systems create high-paying jobs and generate economic growth,” Bardia said. “And, kilowatt costs are greatly reduced compared with fossil-fueled-generator electricity.”

Clean technology like the Wind & Solar Tower helps underdeveloped countries in a number of ways, including:

• Transfers renewable-energy technology and know-how
• Establishes a nationwide, domestically controlled and operated industrial infrastructure
• Creates a nationwide structure that can operate, administer and maintain cash-flow-positive micro-grids and mini-grids

Bringing clean technology to rural areas is a boon to the planet as well. Renewable energy from Tower devices can supply pollution-free electricity around the clock, 365 days a year. It eliminates toxic smoke from dung and wood fires and stops CO2 emissions that come from fossil-fuel generators while curbing deforestation by reducing dependency on wood as a fuel source for cooking, heating and commerce.

The Wind & Solar Tower is covered by numerous domestic and international utility patents. It features: self-cleaning and self-cooling rotating solar panels, modular tower architecture for ease of assembly, magnetic levitation bearings that virtually eliminate friction, and an eight-speed transmission.

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The Wind & Solar Tower Provides Zero-Emissions Charging

EV charging isn’t as green as you’d think. More than 60% of our electric grid is powered by burning dirty fossil fuels. Using that dirty grid to charge electric vehicles (EV) only adds pollution and greenhouse gasses to the air we breathe.

Change Wind Corporation introduced the Wind & Solar Tower (WST) to provide pollution-free level-4 DC charging for electric vehicles.  According to a statement, the tower provides level-4 DC ultra-cast charging, 328 miles of range in about 15 minutes, and 653,000 miles of pollution-free driving per year.

Made possible by a charger powered by a combination of wind and sun, the WST generates 61.5 kW of pollution-free electricity per operating hour for EV charges or any other use. Because they do not need a grid connection, the towers can be installed in rural and remote locations far from a grid that would otherwise add pollution and greenhouse gasses to the air we breathe. The WST also uses no external water supply, needing only centrifugal force to clean its patented rotating solar panel with fresh morning dew.

Each WST is capable of charging six vehicles simultaneously at Level-4 DC ultra-fast charge rates of 6.333 kW per minute that add about 22 miles of range. To maximize charge rates and number of charges at ultra-high kilowatt and voltage levels, each WST is equipped with integral battery storage ranging up to one megawatt. The WST’s battery-based DC modular architecture accommodates plug-and-play upgrades that assure the WST’s longevity.

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Off-Grid Wind and Solar Charging Offers a Sustainable Option for EV Use

A start-up electric vehicle charging company has come up with a unique solution for charging vehicles using wind and solar power. Change Wind is developing the Wind and Solar Tower, a freestanding unit that incorporates both a wind turbine and solar panels along with battery storage to provide grid-free service for electric cars.

The towers, better presented to the world back in March, also offer a solution for charging electric vehicles in rural areas or along major highways to facilitate EV road trips. The company says the Wind and Solar Tower is capable of supporting so-called Level 4 DC charging with a flow rate of 380 kW at up to 1,000 volts. At that level, the system delivers 6.333 kW, roughly 22 miles of range, per minute. That works out to over 300 miles of range in 15 minutes.

While current cars don’t have the systems to accommodate that rate, the company says the new 800-volt architecture of the Porsche Taycan, Audi e-tron, Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6 is a step towards being able to charge vehicles at higher and faster rates than current Level 3 technology.

Also, the higher voltage and kW flow would be ideally suited for charging large electric semi-trucks. In the meantime, Wind Change would also be able to offer more traditional Level 2 and 3 charging capability.

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Racer and hot rodder creates charging solution for electric cars

A former racing driver and hot rodder has turned his attention to electric-car charging.

Jim Bardia currently owns an MG Metro 6R4 Group B rally car and a nitrous-boosted V-8 ambulance he uses to deliver stuffed animals to children’s hospitals. But his biggest project is Change Wind Corporation, which is marketing a unique EV charging solution called the Wind & Solar Tower.

As the name says, the 82-foot tower harnesses both wind and solar energy to charge electric cars. It consists of a six-helical-blade wind generator with a self-cleaning solar panel on top, all in a two-square-meter footprint. It can also be coupled with a 1,000-kwh energy storage array.

The solar and wind sources combined generate up to 52.5 kw, with a total annual output of 169,000 kwh, according to Change Wind Corporation. That’s enough to give 8,455 EVs per year a 20-kwh road-trip top-off, the company claims. Using the onsite battery storage, up to six vehicles can charge at a time.

Change Wind Corporation also claims its design can generate power with just 5-mph winds, versus a 26-mph minimum for commonly used propellor/pinwheels designs. The company also claims its design doesn’t produce as much noise as conventional wind turbines, has lower maintenance needs, and won’t kill birds.

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