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Wind-Sail Overview

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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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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>

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