Tornadoes is usually accepted as a destructive force of nature, but the creators of the Atmospheric Vortex Engine (AVE) sees them as opportunities for cheap, renewable power. Currently under development by AVEtech, the AVE creates a contained wind vortex by injecting warm or humid air into a circular structure, this way, energy can be harvested at an estimated 3 cents per kilowatt-hour.
By comparison, wind power, which is the most cost effective renewable energy source, costs about 5-cents per kilowatt-hour according to the American Wind Energy Association. In addition to being cost effective, tornado power doesn’t require any storage and it produces zero carbon emissions.
Breakout Labs recently started funding The AVE recently received funding through, bringing tornado-power just one step closer to reality.
AVEtech, the company behind the idea, is the brainchild of Louis Michaud, an inventor from Ontario, who says that he created the AVE in order to help alleviate global warming by providing clean energy for future generations.
“My work has established the principles by which we can control and exploit that power to provide clean energy on an unprecedented scale. With the funding from Breakout Labs, we are building a prototype in partnership with Lambton College to demonstrate the feasibility and the safety of the atmospheric vortex engine,” he says.
Good guy Louis, keep up the good work.