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Invest in Wind Harvest

Harvesting Massive Untapped Wind Markets

Highlights

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20% of the world's wind farms have excellent unused mid-level wind our technology can harvest.
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Investors receive 8% interest annually and have a potential 3X to 20X equity upside.
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By the end of 2022, our projects are expected to result in $10 million in orders.
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We have raised over $12M, including $1.48M from our previous crowdfunding campaign.
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Mid-level wind farm markets are so numerous that at least 5 million H-type turbines are needed.
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CA alone can accommodate 150,000+ of our turbines, enough to power 20M EVs driving 10K mi/year.
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We did it! Model 3.1 is operating and validating our computer models. Model 4.0 is being ordered.

Our Team

Our company will potentially help make renewable energy so affordable that, everywhere it is windy enough, communities can free themselves from fossil fuels and reliably power their towns and vehicles, desalinate seawater, grow food, remove dams, restore rivers, and create generational wealth. – Kevin Wolf, CEO, and Co-founder

Pitch

Problem: Unharvested Wind Resource

The wind is one of the most cost-effective sources of energy. An extremely valuable unused renewable resource is the lower-level gusting layer of wind that is too turbulent for large propeller-type turbines to handle. Twenty percent of wind farms worldwide sit on ridgelines, passes, coastal bluffs, and other places where the wind funnels and speeds up in this mid-level zone, which occurs 15-100 feet above the ground. Our analysis shows that 140 gigawatts (GW) of existing wind farms have good to excellent wind below the lower sweep of the tall turbines' blades and are ideally suited to our unique Wind Harvester turbines.

Solution: Our Turbines

Our Wind Harvesters are H-type "vertical-axis" wind turbines (VAWT). We have invested decades of work and millions of dollars in designing our technology to withstand and capture the highly energetic and turbulent mid-level wind. Adding our turbines to already developed wind farms creates minimal environmental impact and has the potential to lower development costs since roads, land, and other infrastructures are already in place. Locations that could not get permits for traditional turbines can accommodate Wind Harvesters.

Primary Market: Wind Farms

As the climate crisis forces governments and economies to transition to renewable energy, we envision hundreds of thousands of our mid-level compact Wind Harvesters installed beneath and around already operating traditional tall turbines in new and existing wind farms by the end of the decade. These two types of turbines work synergistically to increase each other's energy output, causing the wind to speed up into each other's rotors. Harvesting this mid-layer of wind can often double, even triple the land's energy output, opening at least a $250 billion undeveloped market, predicted to more than double over the next decade.

Our Technology: Wind Harvesters

Our sturdy Wind Harvesters can endure harsh conditions for 40 to 100 years with regular maintenance and replacement of critical parts. Our proprietary fatigue, frequency, mechanical, and aerodynamic models are central to this durability. 

Led by renowned scientist and engineer Dr. David Malcolm, with 40 years of vertical and horizontal axis wind turbine experience, our engineering team used data from the operation of past Wind Harvester prototypes to confirm the accuracy of these computer models. This validation was a technological breakthrough for Wind Harvest and H-type VAWTs.

Our 2020-2021 crowdfunding campaign successfully raised money to bring our wind technology to the "pilot project" step in the commercialization process; Technology Readiness Level (TRL 7). This certification is accomplished when a full-scale prototype turbine is tested in industry conditions. Data from this phase confirms and validates our engineering models. We anticipate installing two 4.0 Wind Harvesters and starting certification (TRL 8) this summer.

Investors Make The Difference

Most VCs and other sources of capital only fund utility-scale technologies after certification and when the company has revenue from sales. Crowdfunding solves this problem for Wind Harvest. Last year over 1400 new people worldwide invested in Wind Harvest. We are now returning with a new crowdfunding/506(c) offering to amplify our progress and provide investors a guaranteed promissory note with an 8% return and the potential of an equity upside. The terms of this next offering are described below.

In October 2020, Wind Harvest International Inc. shareholders voted to allocate warrants for new shares to raise $7 million via interest-bearing promissory notes. We gather this positions us to scale and expand from a substantially larger Series B and C round. Ultimately, we envision this crowdfunding offering will lead to an IPO at which point shares can be sold. We expect the added capital will also help us expedite the final commercialization step, TRL 9.

In addition to interest, your investment in our new crowdfunding/506(c) offering entitles you to receive bonuses associated with warrants (a right to buy shares at a set price) that can be exercised at $.01 apiece.  Wind Harvest Pilot Project, Inc. will receive warrants to buy 250 shares of Wind Harvest International, Inc. for every $100 raised in the is offering.

You will receive a pro-rata share of the profits when the warrants are exercised and the shares issued under the warrants are sold by Wind Harvest Pilot Project, Inc. These warrants have a December 2027 expiration date. Wind Harvest Pilot Project's board of directors will survey the noteholders on what percentage of its Wind Harvest shares should be sold each time there is a liquidity event and how many should be kept to sell in the future.

Opportunities: Ways to Make Money

Wind Harvester Sales as Primary Revenue Stream

  • We plan for the current price of each Wind Harvester to initially include an average markup of $40,000. As the manufacturing and production cost drops with increased orders, margins will improve.

Subsidiaries and Projects:

  • Fees and profits will flow through the multi-million dollar deals our project subsidiaries create. When our turbines are bank financeable (TRL 9), we plan to borrow against these projects and use the capital to leverage new projects that buy more of our products and services.

Licensing of Intellectual Property for Worldwide Scaling

  •  Using our patents soon pending, our goal is to license our IP to the largest wind turbine manufacturers and construction companies in order to accelerate the rate at which mid-level wind turbines are installed worldwide.

Wind Harvest Sales Pipeline

In 2023 we expect to sell 50 turbines to projects we have in development. Each project is in a mid-level wind market that can open massive new opportunities for future sales. These projects are in markets that can open massive new opportunities for future Wind Harvester sales.

Before we can sell thousands to wind farms, we need to prove that our turbines are compatible with tall turbines and bank financeable. By the end of 2025, we should accomplish these goals. In the meantime, we are developing projects that open up new distributed energy and other markets. For example, our pilot projects in Barbados provide critical data for the "cumulative environmental impact analysis" needed before 1000+ Wind Harvesters are installed in renewable energy and desalination projects in the windy parishes of this lovely tropical island.

Projects in Development

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Hybrid Wind-Solar Storage Project, Solano County, California: This 2-8 MW, $6-25 million project will combine our turbines with solar and battery storage and significantly increase electrical reliability in the nearby town of Rio Vista. The wind blows all night for most of the summer. Our turbines make it possible for batteries charged with solar during the day to recharge with wind energy at night.

Simpson Ridge, Carbon County, Wyoming: Clean Energy Holdings, a company that Wind Harvest board member Cornelius Fitzgerald helped start, is developing a 5MW solar, wind, and storage project that will include our turbines. CEH is close to financing a sizable traditional turbine installation on the land and plans to add 400+ Wind Harvesters in 2025 to enhance its hydrogen (H2) gas production.

St. Lucy, Barbados: Our development subsidiary, Wind Harvest Barbados, LTD, led by local Bajan Dr. Ariana Marshall, is advancing initial pilot projects and an overall plan to install approximately 2,000 of our turbines throughout the windiest parts of the island by 2030, harvesting over 100 MW of wind. When these projects produce more energy than the grid can accommodate, they will support desalination modules, addressing island droughts.

Accessing Additional Markets: Reliable Local Energy

Our wind turbines will operate seamlessly in conjunction with solar and storage. We can supply clean, highly dependable, low-cost energy to local distribution grids and help residents and businesses avoid extreme weather-induced blackouts. Due to regulatory setback requirements, large propeller-type turbines, typically over 400 feet tall, will not fit within many properties. They are prohibited in many places where reasonably strong mid-level winds blow. Our technology is perfectly designed to work in these areas, which can tie directly into local power lines. Wind Harvesters with solar and storage create an effective tool for improving local energy reliability, especially when the wind blows at night.

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Licensing Our Proprietary Technology

Licensing and strategic collaboration offer Wind Harvest a way to leverage other companies' expertise, capital, and experience to dramatically increase our revenue and support the growth of wind energy. With our proprietary technology, we are confident we will have the flexibility to negotiate arrangements and scale our installations to accelerate the implementation of our wind energy systems throughout the world. We anticipate most of our sales by 2027 to come from large wind turbine manufacturers, engineering, procurement, and construction companies (EPCs) (see projections above).

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​​Potential Competition

Wind Harvest actively follows trends, technologies, and companies that might influence the untapped mid-level wind turbine market. Below are examples of potential H-type vertical axis wind turbine competitors. Based on research, none of them yet have reached Technology Readiness Level 6, a full-scale prototype of a wind farm-scale turbine.

Scaling with Strategic Alliances

Due to the incredible growth opportunities, we fully expect utility-scale manufacturers such as GE and Vestas to enter the field. One of the least expensive and most lucrative paths into this massive market is through "co-opetition" with us - starting with licensing our technologies, including our aeroelastic computer models. We are aggressively developing and protecting our technology to stay ahead of and encourage potential competitors to cooperate and collaborate with us rather than "go-it-alone" and invest tens of millions to duplicate what we've accomplished.

Being Safe for Wildlife Opens New Markets

Scientists expect that the three-dimensional structure and lower blade tip speeds of H-type VAWTs will make them more likely to be seen and avoided by birds and bats. Our projects will test this by using advanced motion detection technology to record interactions and slow or even stop our turbines before flying wildlife have a chance of being harmed.

Use of Funds

Last year, the $1.47 million invested in our first crowdfunding campaign let us reach the pilot project phase of commercialization with our model 3.1 installation at the UL Advanced Wind Turbine Testing Facility in Texas. The data its operation produces is invaluable for our technology's commercialization and continuous improvement.

We plan to utilize the capital we raise with this new offering to finance the following:

  • Build out of our engineering and manufacturing teams
  • Produce three new Wind Harvester models optimized for Tradewind islands and energy-intense ridgelines.
  • Increase the number of projects in our sales pipeline
  • Finalize license agreements for other proprietary technology beneficial to our turbine designs.

Our Guiding Principles

It is not often that a company at our advanced stage in the technology commercialization process is privately held and has a vast, untapped market yet to be harvested. Even less frequent is the opportunity for the average person to invest early, before the company becomes a household name, before a Series B round, or an IPO. We believe we will provide a sizable return for our investors and have a game-changing impact on the future of global warming.

Seize the opportunity! Invest now and help open a massive, untapped worldwide renewable resource for the benefit of all.

For More Information

The FAQs on our business plans, technology, sales and markets, 6-year financial and valuation predictions, and windharvest.com website provide more information on how we plan to get from where we are now to $1 billion in sales in five years. Another source of information is our Form C (a link to that is on this page). We also welcome your questions and comments.

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