Harnessing urban wind power: innovative building-integrated technology

A collaboration between the Cluster for Sustainable Cities of the Faculty of Creative & Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth and the Southampton-based company MA Systems and Control Ltd is exploring the potential for innovative building-integrated urban wind power technology.

This Emerging Technologies Innovate UK funded research project, “Wind ASSURE”, is a collaboration between industry and the University that will allow the business partner to ensure public acceptance and optimum urban integration of the new technology. The technology is an alternative to the conventional wind turbine and can use low wind speeds. The innovation is expected to outperform big turbines at much lower wind speeds which are frequently found in urban areas.