Currently, installing rooftop solar panels is your best option if you want to ensure that your home or place of business is powered by green energy.
There might, however, be a new game in town soon. The Aeromarine is a rooftop wind device created by Aeromine Technologies.
According to PV Magazine, Aeromine CEO David Asarnow said that this is a game-changer that will add new value to the quickly expanding rooftop power generation market and assist businesses in achieving their resilience and sustainability goals by utilizing an underutilized distributed renewable energy source.
The novel technology, which was created in collaboration with scientists from Texas Tech University and Sandia National Laboratories, varies significantly from traditional wind turbines in a few crucial areas.
First of all, as Fast Company noted, it is significantly smaller than the typical wind turbine, which can have blades as broad as a football field. The 10-foot-by-10-foot machine actually has no blades at all. Due to its reduced noise and lack of danger to birds, it is more desirable for rooftops.
In What Way Then Does the Aeromine Produce Electricity?
According to the company website, Aeromine’s patented aerodynamic design, which is akin to the airfoils on a race car, collects and amplifies building airflow in winds as low as 5 m.p.h.
According to Asarnow, the devices were made to cooperate with the building’s flat roof in order to direct the wind toward the airfoils.
He said, “As the wind strikes those airfoils, it creates a negative pressure that suctions the wind that is striking the building through an internal propeller on the bottom of the unit, which creates the energy generation that directly connects to the building.”
According to the manufacturer, the new gadgets can actually outperform rooftop solar panels, producing 50% more energy for the same price while taking up only 10% of the area, according to New Atlas. The source added that independent testing had confirmed the gadgets’ functionality.
The devices can be used in conjunction with solar panels that are positioned along the rest of the roof space because they are intended to be mounted on the edge of the roof.
Asarnow told Fast Company, “I like to think of this as kind of disruptive and complementary to the solar sector.” Stronger production is possible. Combining the two at the same time gives you a true path toward onsite energy independence.
According to the website, the equipment is designed for flat-roof areas like warehouses, office buildings, apartments, and big-box stores. According to, the BASF Corporation is now testing them at a manufacturing facility in Wyandotte, Michigan. By the end of 2023, the company wants to have them available, according to Fast Company.