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Invest in Wind Harvest

Creating $500B In New Wind by 2030

Highlights

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$500+ billion of mid-level turbines can be installed on wind farms by 2030. test
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Our first-to-market Wind Harvesters are on track for $10M in orders by the end of 2022.
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Investors receive 8% interest annually plus a potential 3+X equity upside.
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California wind farms could install 150k+ mid-level turbines powering 20M EVs (driving 10K mi/year).
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With night winds plus solar and batteries, our turbines provide more reliable, less expensive power.

Our Team

There is a huge opportunity to capture turbulent mid-level winds in many existing wind farms. Wind Harvest will be the first to certify and sell turbines designed specifically for this untapped source of clean, inexpensive energy. – Kevin Wolf, CEO, and Co-founder

Creating $500B In New Wind by 2030

Problem: Why isn’t wind energy being fully utilized?

  • 20% of existing wind farms have a powerful and turbulent resource that no technology can currently harness
  • It is difficult to bring unique utility-scale technology to a virgin market like mid-level wind. Each long step in the commercialization process requires expensive prototypes and rigorous field-testing
  • The engineering of vertical axis turbines requires field-validated engineering tools, which no one has had.

Solution: Wind Harvest turbines can more than double energy from many existing wind farms

Our compact Wind Harvester H-type turbines have the durability needed for project financing, and to last for generations. Unlike propeller-type turbines with blades attaching to horizontal drive shafts at a single point, Wind Harvesters have vertically aligned driveshafts with two connections to each blade. These characteristics and the materials they are made with are core to surviving the powerful gusts and swirls of wind that hit blades rotating close to the ground.

Central to our engineering confidence in this durability are our proprietary fatigue, frequency, mechanical, and aerodynamic models. Our engineers, led by renowned Dr. David Malcolm with 40 years of vertical and horizontal axis wind turbine experience, used data from prototypes to validate these models. We know Wind Harvesters can endure tough conditions for 40 to 100 years, with regular replacement of bearings, inverters, and other parts every 15-25 years.

Our plans envision millions of our mid-level compact Wind Harvesters installed beneath and around already operating traditional turbines. The two work synergistically to increase each others’ energy output while using already developed land with a minimal environmental impact and footprint.

Primary Market

How We Make Money

  • Wind Harvester Sales as Primary Revenue Stream
    • Each Wind Harvester price will include a markup of $30,000 to $60,000 per turbine. As our Cost of Goods Sold decreases with the increase in annual orders, our margins should increase as well.
  • Licensing of our Patents and Regional Sales
    • We will use licensing agreements with the world’s largest turbine and construction companies to multiply the rate at which mid-level wind turbines are installed around the world.
  • Extended Warranties and Services:
    • Buyers will want our extended warranty protection, 24/7 remote fault monitoring, and turbine placement services. The larger the project, the more the potential for service-generated income.
  • 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 will borrow against these projects and use the capital to leverage new projects that buy more of our products and services.

Additional Markets

  • Distributed wind works in conjunction with solar and storage to supply clean, highly reliable, low-cost energy to local grids. In 2019, the distributed energy market was valued at $250B. It is expected to increase to over $580B by 2027 with a growth rate of 11.8%
  • There are many places where mid-level winds are abundant and traditional turbines are not feasible because they are too tall for property setback easements such as: high-energy using data centers, telecommunication sites, food processors, refrigerated warehouses, breweries, bioethanol facilities, and paper mills
  • Our compact turbines can also go where tall ones cannot - where impacts on views, aviation, roads, and wildlife prevent traditional wind energy projects from being permitted
  • The compact structure of Wind Harvesters is the primary reason they will not be a problem for aircraft and radar

Wind Harvesters: Progressing toward Certification and Commercial Sales

With the success of our 2020 crowdfunding campaign, we’ve brought our turbine to the “pilot project” step in the commercialization process, Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 7 of 9. Data from this phase will further validate our engineering calculations and trigger the order of two of our Model 4.0 turbines. They will undergo international certification (TRL 8) in the summer of 2022. Achieving these milestones will be a first for our size and type of turbine.

With the new funding from this new offering, we will start to evaluate how well birds and bats "see" and avoid H-type turbines. Scientists hypothesize that Wind Harvesters will be safer for wildlife than two-dimensional propeller-type turbines due to their three-dimensional shape and slower-moving blades. To prove this, our projects will use advanced motion detection technology to record interactions and avoid collisions with wildlife.

Investors Make A Difference

Traditional VCs and start-up investors don’t like to fund utility-scale technologies until after they have achieved certification, and the company has revenue from sales. Their experience is that passing through the final steps in the Technology Readiness Level process takes twice as long and costs three times as much as expected, so they wait for companies to reach TRL 9 before they will consider investing.

Our crowdfunding offerings solve this often company-killing problem. With over 1,000 new investors already, and a world of people wanting to do something about the Climate Crisis with their investments, we are returning with a sequence of crowdfunding/506c offerings that give investors an opportunity to realize an equity upside in Wind Harvest’s success as well as a good return on relatively short-term promissory notes.

In October 2020, our shareholders allocated enough warrants that convert into company shares that we can raise an additional $6 million with three new offerings. This source of crowdfunded capital sets us up well for a much larger Series B round and a future IPO. With your investment, we will be able to decrease the time it takes to complete TRL 9, the last step in the technology commercialization process.

Your investment receives a bonus of warrants (a right to buy the share at a set price) that can be exercised at $.01 apiece. When they are exercised and sold by Wind Harvest Pilot Project, Inc., you receive a pro-rata share of the proceeds. The warrants have a December 2027 expiration date. Wind Harvest Pilot Project’s board of directors are required to ask the noteholders 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.

The Competition

The mid-level wind turbine market is currently free of commercial competition. There are no other H-type or mid-level wind turbine companies we know of that have made a full-scale model and achieved Technology Readiness Level 6.

Our biggest competition will come from turbine manufacturers such as GE and Vestas. They won't let us have these new markets to ourselves. But any competitor will have to master the same prototyping, field-testing, and aeroelastic modeling steps we have already gone through. The least expensive and most lucrative path into this huge market will be for them to license our patents and aeroelastic computer models.

Use of Funds

The capital we raise now will finance the following:

  • Manufacturing and installation of two Model 4.0 Wind Harvesters at the UL Advanced Wind Turbine Testing Facility in Texas, near where Model 3.1 is collecting data.
  • International certification of these turbines
  • Purchase or lease a $250,000 Doppler LiDAR to collect data on downwind wake produced from our turbines and validate the computer modeling wind farm owners want to see before they will allow our turbines to be installed under and upwind of their existing tall turbines.
  • Advance our new and existing projects through the development pipeline process. Creating and financing our own subsidiary companies to buy our Wind Harvesters solves the problem that new technology has in securing traditional project financing.
  • Build out our engineering and manufacturing teams to produce three new Wind Harvesters models optimized to make use of unusual but valuable wind resources like tradewinds on islands and energy-intense ridgelines.

Our Own Projects

Projects in the Works:

Solano Hybrid Wind Solar Storage Project, Solano County California: This 2-8 MW, $6-25 million project will significantly increase electrical reliability to the nearby town of Rio Vista. The wind blows all night for most of the summer and our turbines make it possible for batteries to recharge twice per day instead of just once with solar alone

Simpson Ridge, Carbon County, Wyoming: Clean Energy Holdings, a company that Wind Harvest board member Cornelius Fitzgerald helped start, is developing a small 5MW solar and wind project that will include our turbines. There are future plans for a large traditional turbine installation to which they will buy and add 400 plus Wind Harvesters in 2024-25.

Animal Flower Bay, St. Lucy, Barbados: Our development subsidiary, Wind Harvest Barbados, LTD led by native Bajan Dr. Ariana Marshall is advancing a plan to install 100 MWs, 2000 of our turbines throughout the windiest parts of the island. When they produce more energy than needed, they would help run desalination modules that Bajan people and farmers need as they face longer droughts due to the Climate Crisis.

Licensing Our Patents

Licensing offers WH a way to both increase our revenue and support the growth of wind energy. It will be much more cost-effective for a turbine manufacturer to license our patents rather than buy turbines from us. As an example, If we licensed our intellectual property to a turbine manufacture for $5,000 a turbine and they sold 200,000 over 10 years, we would net a billion dollars. Our patents will last until 2042. To fill in the wind farm market alone will It will require around 5 million of our type of turbines to utilize the potential for mid-wind generation. We anticipate we will eventually make most of our income from licensing our patents.

Manufacturing benefits

Because our turbines’ components can be mass-produced and manufactured in many existing facilities around the world, we can work with regional vendors to make some of them locally, assemble them near project sites and consequently support regional economies. This flexibility and range of suppliers allow Wind Harvester sales to scale at any rate the market demands and eliminates the need for investments in our own manufacturing facilities.

Helping the Environment

It is not often that a company at our advanced stage in the technology commercialization process is privately held and has a huge, untapped market before it. 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 sizeable return for our investors while following good business principles:

  • Act on the urgency of the climate crisis. Don’t put short-term profits over momentum and large-scale progress.
  • Select ethical vendors and partners who are committed to working to reduce their environmental impact.
  • Know how our products affect wildlife and actively minimize any harm.
  • Build rugged machines that use easily replaceable, recyclable parts, and run for 100 years.
  • Bring local environmental, economic, and cultural stakeholders into the development process and produce better and more equitable projects and more sales as a result.

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

Young Wind Harvest CEO Kevin Wolf at River
Kevin Wolf (in cutoff jeans) and others jumping off the cliff below on the Stanislaus River in 1981. That night Kevin first heard about wind energy and the Windstar turbines from co-founder George Wagner.

Spotlights

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For More Information

The FAQs on our business plans, technology, sales and markets, our 7-year financial and valuation predictions, and our 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, help, and comments.

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