Wind-Sail Investor Pitch


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Short summary slideset for investors that highlights Wind-Sail's innovative new vertical axis wind turbine.

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  • Key Points: Wind is tremendous successful Cost effective $.watt Expliding globally As wind energy expands, the resistance to expanding big wind also expands. places Siting is a problem Cape cod No wind system above 50kW But we are there to capture the market that will never go that way There are huge markets for small and medium sized wind turbines for cities, or remote locations, marine, tourist areas Huge market where these towers and blades can never be accepted or used.
  • Wind-Sail Investor Pitch

    1. 1. Wind-Sail, Inc. Urban-Scale Wind Power Jeremy Stieglitz VP of Marketing March 27, 2007
    2. 2. Wind-Sail Executive Summary <ul><li>Highest CPP (40%) in vertical axis turbine </li></ul><ul><li>3kw system for $7995 </li></ul><ul><li>190 watts / sq. meter </li></ul><ul><li>40 decibels in 11 m/s wind </li></ul><ul><li>Deployment ready </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First install on US Navy Treasure Island, Summer 07 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seeking $1.5-$2M to launch commercial-ready platform </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. The State of The Market <ul><li>Wind market proven $27Bn and 30% CAGR </li></ul><ul><li>Urban-Scale Wind </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Requires efficiency in light to medium wind regimes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Different market drivers: size and square footage, noise, safety, looks, setup </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$200M today growing to $1 BN by 2015 </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. The Team <ul><li>Richard McClellan, PhD, CEO </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CEO of 3 electronics startups sold to Parker- Hannifin, Motorola, Printronix. Doctorate and industry expert in power electronics. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rick Halstead, CTO </li></ul><ul><ul><li>17 years CEO innovator of Empire Magnetics, alternators and motors for harsh environs. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vladimir Krivopickj, PhD, Design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leads core blade/turbine design team. Aeronautical engineer, 30 years in Russia’s premier rocket lab. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jeremy Stieglitz, Marketing & BD </li></ul><ul><ul><li>15 year veteran launching and growing high tech product lines of $2M-$800M for Microsoft, RSA and Cisco Systems </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Vertical Axis Innovations <ul><li>Captures all gusts, omni-directional </li></ul><ul><li>Lowest $/watt ($2.00/watt) </li></ul><ul><li>Smallest footprint (180 watts per m 2 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Simplicity: No blade pitch control, vanes, cogs, or gears required </li></ul><ul><li>One bearing set (competitors have 3-4 or more) </li></ul><ul><li>Quieter (slower blade speeds) </li></ul><ul><li>Greatly reduced vibrations/stresses </li></ul><ul><li>Easier to Manufacture </li></ul><ul><li>Easier to Install/Maintain </li></ul><ul><li>Higher voltage, more consistent power </li></ul>
    6. 6. China Merchant Bank <ul><li>50 floor skyscraper with 40 x 30 m rooftop </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: 2.5% power from local clean energy (1.2Mwhr) </li></ul><ul><li>Project Status: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CPP hired for wind flow analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CPP recommends VAWT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Annual wind power: 309 W/m 2 (Contrast w/ 32.8 W/m 2 for solar) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RMJM engaged with Wind-Sail for VAWT rooftop distribution plan </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Mid-Scale Market Applications Remote Military Eco-Business Resorts & Recreation Urban Hybrid / Residential Campus Water & Waste Mgmt Agriculture Marine Drilling & Mining
    8. 8. Scaling Sales Whales: 40-4000 turbines $400k- $40 Million per Trout: 20-200 turbines $200k-$2M per Guppies: 1-5 turbines $10k-40k per Corporate Partnerships Strategic Channels Tactical Selling
    9. 9. Competition Technology and Features Performance ($/watt) $13,881 $8095 $7495 Price (MSRP) $2.57 $1.79 $1.21 $/watt (Annualized) 170 270 65 Fastest Blade Speed (MPH) 5400 4500 6200 Yearly Power (kWh) 9 7 3 Startup Speed (MPH) Wind-Sail (3kW) South west (3kW) Turby (3kW)
    10. 10. Wind-Sail Go To Market Plan: Remarkable things get remarked: <ul><li>Establish “Marquis” Placements in Key Verticals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>USN Treasure Island, Lawrence Berkeley Labs, Sonoma Co-Gen </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LEED and Sustainable City initiatives in San Francisco </li></ul><ul><li>Wind-Sail launch highlighted in upcoming PBS cleantech series </li></ul>
    11. 11. Business Plan <ul><li>Seeking first outside capital ($2M) to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scale core team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S., European efficiency and certification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deploy 8-10 units into “profile” accounts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Expected second round ($6-8M) to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scale contract manufacturing per regions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scale global sales and marketing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Achieve breakeven and profitability </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Wind-Sail Summary <ul><li>Expanding marketplace for wind power </li></ul><ul><li>Breakthrough patented innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Launch ready for commercial reference sites </li></ul>Jeremy Stieglitz VP Marketing (650) 575-2317 [email_address] Wind-Sail
    13. 13. <ul><li>Backup Slides </li></ul>
    14. 14. Urban Format Breakthroughs <ul><li>Omni-Directional </li></ul><ul><li>180 RPMs (65 MPH) </li></ul><ul><li>190 watts / sq. m </li></ul><ul><li>Simplicity, Durability </li></ul><ul><li>Standalone or tower </li></ul><ul><li>Must move to face wind </li></ul><ul><li>325 RPMs (270 MPH) </li></ul><ul><li>100 watts / sq. m </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of components </li></ul><ul><li>Must be towered </li></ul>
    15. 15. Wind Sail “3KW” Spec’s <ul><li>Furling : Not applicable. Stall Controlled. </li></ul><ul><li>Blade Pitch control : None </li></ul><ul><li>Over speed Protection : Cantilevered weights (no electronics and few moving parts) </li></ul><ul><li>Structural Design Wind Speed : 160KPH (100mph) </li></ul><ul><li>Gear box : None. Direct Drive </li></ul><ul><li>Temperature Range : -40 to +60 C (-40 to +140 Deg F) </li></ul><ul><li>Generator : Axial Flux Permanent Magnet Alternator; Output voltage 200-300VAC. </li></ul>
    16. 16. Key Partnerships <ul><li>Existing: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories – ongoing technology assessments and govt. liaison </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Empire Magnetics – electric motor design and distribution/channel development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Needed: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contract manufacturer and system cost/design sourcing review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>System integrators for LEED, Green Buildings, military/remote projects </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Capital Efficiency <ul><li>Break-even with <$10M in outside funding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leverage ongoing DOE funding (500k per year) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Potential to accelerate additional IPP gov’t funds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extended government support from USTDA, USAID, EXIM Export Bank, and USIC. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories inkind contributions (technical, certification, policy/government evangelists for Wind-Sail) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cost Management: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leverage offshore development and vibrant contract manufacturing ecosystem for system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Achieve lower burn rates by keeping payroll dedicated primarily to sales and limited administrative </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Distributed Wind Basics Blows Hair off Dogs, Cats Disappear; Typically offshore 6.7 6+ Wind Farms Start Here; Mostly mountainous/rural/offshore 6.2 5 Great wind; Vastly more compelling than solar 5.8 4 Good Wind Resource; Some People 5.35 3 Recoverable Wind; People Live Here 4.35 2 No Recoverable Wind; People Live Here <4.35 1 Comment Speed Class
    19. 19. US Wind Resource
    20. 20. Capturing Urban Opportunities Wind-Sail Benefit Requirement No nameplate cheating; better power yearly deliver (annualized kw/hrs) Deliver power at lower startup speeds and higher throughput across curve Eye of the beholder; Growth in big wind assists Aesthetics No blade clearance, collapsible blades Unique applications (cell towers, collapsible / portable) Wind-swept area scales in (height x width), not ( ¼ • π • d² ) Space constraints (watts/meter) Omni-directional Handle gusty, directional wind (aka “dirty” wind) One bearing set, center balanced Must be durable and low maintenance Spins 4x slower than HAWT competition Must be safe and quiet