Next generation wind turbine
that harnesses energy from typhoon

"Supply safe electricity to all human beings through the innovation in wind energy "

The Magnus Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (Magnus VAWT) is the first wind turbine in the world that can generate electricity even during typhoons, and is currently under the research and development.

Magnus VAWT applies the combination of "Vertical Axis," which allows to correspond to the omni directional wind, and "Magnus Effect," which is a lifting power generated by its rotation of vertically-set cylinders.

Today, due to climate change, typhoons tend to grow larger in their size. Magnus VAWT is able to generate energy up to wind speed of 144 kilometers per hour, while a conventional propeller-type wind turbine reaches the limit to 90 kilometers per hour.
In addition, the entire rotation speed of Magnus VAWT is much slower than a propeller-type wind turbine, therefore it reduces the environmental impacts such as noise disturbance and bird-strike.

Currently, oursmall-scale 10kW model is expected to be installed in isolated islands and remote areas as an independent power resource, but by 2025, we plans to launch the medium-scale 100kW model for both offshore and onshore sites to contribute as a major power source of wind power generation in those areas where typhoons frequently occur.

Furthermore, to make the most of Japan’s sea-surrounded geographical feature, we aim to apply the power generated from offshore wind turbine to transfer to hydrogen by decomposing seawater, then storing this hydrogen to provide as energy when needed. We would like to build such future.

A test-model of the Magnus Vertical Axis Wind Turbine is being displayed and welcomes you at the Japan pavilion.

The field test of the 1kW Magnus Vertical Axis Wind Turbine in Nanjo-city, Okinawa