A.Silva Matos Company
The World’s most efficient wind tower is made by A.Silva Matos, a Portuguese company based in Aveiro. According to the company the secret of the efficiency of E82 turbine is to be a tower with less thickness and welds stroked after executed. Together these two factors give E82 the ability to produce from 2.4 to 2.6 MW, while a traditional tower reaches only 2 MW.
In the clean energies field, A. Silva Matos also has interests in small hydro, photovoltaic areas and biodiesel from microalgae. The company’s research team is working on the project for over a year and has already finished the laboratory phase. Industrial phase is now the next step.
Barriers are wind market is becoming an established market
Drivers are improvement in energy efficiency; Policies towards the adoption of renewable energy solutions particularly for wind sources which has become the most economically competitive renewable source.
The wind tower and its turbine produces 30% more energy than its competitors, hence increasing the efficiency of production of energy.