XPEED Turbine Technology (XTT) is a startup engineering company spin-off from Rutgers University, NJ. XTT dedicated to provide cost effective technologies to make wind turbines more efficient, to make wind energy more competitive and to improve wind farms profitability. XTT brings an innovative cost-effective solution to wind turbines called "Aerodynamic Flow Deflectors" that improves the annual energy production (AEP) while reducing the Cost of Energy (COE). The innovation has the potential to address the efficiency demands of wind farm owners/operators and to reduce the time until ROIs.
Our motivation is to advance the wind energy sector since we believe that we should not depend on using non-renewable energy sources that harm the environment, especially with the enormous potential of wind and sun energies to cover all energy demand in the future. We also want to be able to reinvest cash in the company to expand research horizons and to develop new products/services in different aerospace/engineering industries to fulfill societal needs. We love the combination of R&D and solving societal needs.
XTT wants to leverage the research done in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at Rutgers University to the wind turbine industry. XTT was founded by Dr. Arturo Villegas Vaquero and Dr. Franciso J. Diez-Garias which are also the inventors of the aerodynamic flow deflector technology. They have been successfully working collaboratively for 8 years. They have published 8 journal papers in top scientific journals (Renewable Energy, Experiments in Fluids, International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science and Electrophoresis) and 6 conference papers (at ASME and APS), and filed a PCT patent-pending application.