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Wind power for where we work and live. Wind-Sail is developing breakthrough distributed wind turbine systems for home, campus and community scale power.

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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 Overview

    1. 1. Wind-Sail Overview Wind power for where we work and live Jeremy Stieglitz VP of Marketing October 26, 2006
    2. 2. Wind-Sail Executive Summary <ul><li>Optimized for urban wind power </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simplicity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Durability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Deployment ready </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lawrence Berkeley Labs validated and patented </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Wind Market <ul><li>Wind economics are proven </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$14Bn market, 30% CAGR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fastest growth in all of Cleantech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vendors sold out through 2008 </li></ul></ul>In 2006, wind energy systems cost 1/5 th they did in 1996 while diesel and natural gas costs have more than doubled
    4. 4. Urban Wind <ul><li>Urban Wind Power </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$1 BN market (2015) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fastest growth in China </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Different market requires: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Efficiency in light or gusty winds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Near-zero tolerance for noise or vibrations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Install without towering (limited blade clearance) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Footprint constraints (size and sq. meters) </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Vertical Axis Innovations <ul><li>Captures all gusts, omni-directional </li></ul><ul><li>Simplicity: No blade pitch control, no vanes, cogs, or gears required </li></ul><ul><li>One bearing set </li></ul><ul><li>Smallest footprint (320 watts/m 2 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Quieter with reduced vibrations from slower blade speeds </li></ul><ul><li>Easier to Manufacture </li></ul><ul><li>Easier to Install/Maintain </li></ul>Installing First Field Trials with US NAVY Treasure Island: March, 2007
    6. 6. Mid-Scale Market Applications Remote Military Eco-Business Resorts & Recreation Urban Hybrid / Residential Campus Water & Waste Mgmt Agriculture Marine Drilling & Mining
    7. 7. 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
    8. 8. 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>
    9. 9. 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 products of $2M-$800M for Microsoft, RSA and Cisco Systems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bin Zan, Country Manager, China </li></ul><ul><li> Beijing-based experienced country manager with sales leadership with several U.S. and European based technology firms </li></ul>
    10. 10. Competition Technology and Features Performance ($/watt) 170 270 65 Fastest Blade Speed (MPH) 5400 4500 6200 Yearly Power (kWh) $13,881 $8095 $7495 Price (MSRP) 9 7 3 Startup Speed (MPH) Wind-Sail (3kW) South west (3kW) Turby (3kW)
    11. 11. Business Plan <ul><li>Seeking first outside capital ($2M) to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish corporate office and core team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct U.S. and European efficiency and certification of turbine system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deploy 8-10 units presently in production into “profile” opportunities </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. Capital Efficiency <ul><li>Break-even on ~$10M outside funding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>R&D, test facilities, prototype units paid for by DOE grants; Ongoing @ $500k per year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Payroll dedicated to sales and marketing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extended government support from USTDA, USAID, EXIM, and USIC. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LBL (technical evangelists for Wind-Sail) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cost Management: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contract manufacturing ecosystem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lining up strategic build-to-buy partnerships </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Wind-Sail Next Steps: Preparing to Launch <ul><li>Efficiency and certification testing with Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot installation at Treasure Island (US NAVY) </li></ul><ul><li>Wind-Sail article in Business 2.0 Magazine (Feb., 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Wind-Sail featured on upcoming PBS Clean Energy program (video already shot) </li></ul>
    14. 14. 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
    15. 15. <ul><li>Backup Slides </li></ul>
    16. 16. Wind-Sail’s Breakthrough Format For Urban Wind <ul><li>Omni-Directional </li></ul><ul><li>Quieter and lower RPMs </li></ul><ul><li>Most watts per sq. ft. </li></ul><ul><li>Simplicity and Durability </li></ul><ul><li>Standalone applications </li></ul><ul><li>Must face wind </li></ul><ul><li>Must spin fast </li></ul><ul><li>Big blades in 360 0 </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of components </li></ul><ul><li>Must be towered </li></ul>
    17. 17. 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>