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Flower Turbines

Innovative Small Wind Turbines

Small OPO
Lawrence, NY
Business to Business
Accepting International Investment
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Innovation for a Cleaner Planet

Invest in Flower Turbines

"These beautiful small wind turbines fascinate people who watch them for long periods of time as their tulip shape displays different images as they rotate.


We believe we are the first and only company with patents (licensed or owned) solving the aerodynamic issues affecting small wind turbines in dense and urban rooftop settings. We believe we have the potential to be at least as successful as solar PV. Flower Turbines combines innovative aerodynamics with innovative designs. 


Small wind energy production is part of the energy future, and we believe it has yet to realize its potential. A few working turbines have been sold, and the company is ready to commercialize. The current stage of the company is early sales with proven prototypes. Our video shows a recent sale in Colombia.


This could be the small wind turbine company that addresses a large market. This is your chance to be part of it.


One of the key technologies is the cluster effect. Normally, wind turbines need to be widely spaced because they interfere with each other. Flower Turbines actually make their neighbors, when spaced correctly, produce 20-50% more electricity than when alone. This enables a totally new business model: the rooftop wind farm, with more sales per roof. And it enables a mass-production manufacturing model, like what Henry Ford did for the auto industry, with the difference being that we have multiple levels of patent protection.


Your participation makes you part of a movement that makes clean energy without taking away land from agriculture or housing, without damaging birds, and while creating eco-kinetic art."


Dr. Daniel Farb, Founder and CEO

Note:


A local Hilton gave us temporary permission to put their name on the turbine as part of an Earth Day celebration. This does not imply a permanent relationship with the hotel chain.

The Offering

Investment
$10/unit│When you invest you are betting the company’s future equity value will exceed $8.5M.


Perks

$500 — If you invest $500, you will receive a T-shirt with the Turbine logo.

$1.000 — If you invest $1,000, you will receive a 5% discount on Wind Tulips purchased directly from our website.

$10,000 — If you invest $10,000, you will receive a 10% discount on Wind Tulips purchased directly from our website.

*All perks occur after the offering is completed.

For details on the bonus, please see the Offering Summary below.

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What Flower Turbines Has Accomplished So Far...

We started developing the technology in Israel, and from there we:


  • Installed the first small wind turbine on the Israeli grid and then installed a few more.
  • Won second place in the Cleantech Open.
  • Were on exhibit in the Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem as one of the top-45 inventions in the history of Israel.
  • Won the Eurogia label for technological excellence.
  • Demonstrated the cluster effect with two full-size turbines in Israel and two small turbines in the US.
  • We now moved our headquarters to the US to go to market primarily in North America.
  • Flower Turbines was one of the 3% of companies chosen to participate in Dreamit Venture's first Urbantech Accelerator, where we refined our pitches and met early potential US customers and partners. We are ready to fund the company and move ahead.
  • BREAKING NEWS: In May 2018, Flower Turbines was among the winners of the US-China Innovation Forum contest, which will result in an expenses-paid trip to China to meet investors and partners.
  • MORE BREAKING NEWS: In June 2018, we are negotiating a joint venture in China with a large energy company for an investment of $15 million in the joint venture and a share for Flower Turbines of 40%.

This map shows the windiest regions of the US. There are many other mountainous areas not shown because they would be too speckled.

Our 3-bladed turbine on a house in India.


  • We believe, from our own assessment, the US commercial market alone is a total potential market of $225 billion. See discussion below for more details.
  • We also believe, from our own assessment, the residential market is another total potential market of $50 billion. See discussion below for more details

(Sources: Extensive review of compiled statistics from a number of sites including US government statistical sites of the number of government, commercial, school, and factory buildings throughout the US, and estimating the percentage of that building stock, according to published US Department of Energy wind maps, located in areas where use of wind makes economic sense. Then if there are 10 turbines per roof at $7,500 each, the total potential market size is $225 billion. The same procedure was followed for the residential market, but it is smaller since each building has less space to fit turbines, and the turbines for that market will be smaller and lower cost. When one considers the population and land mass of the US in comparison with Canada, EU, Russia, China, Japan, Brazil, and India alone, we calculated the worldwide potential to be over $1 trillion.)


The Israeli team with the Minister of Energy and Infrastructure at the first small turbine installation on the Israeli grid of an earlier version.

Traction

  • Manufactured in India, Israel and Eastern Europe
  • Huge potential for rural India and even rural Europe, to replace expensive and dirty diesel fuel, in addition to the core market in urban/suburban settings in developed areas.
  • Letters of intent from Europe and the US, on the condition of providing financing (the growth model that worked for solar PV)
  • Contract for distribution to some island nations
  • Most recent installation working in Colombia

Our Products

We will sell these at the current stage in clusters of 10 or more to corporate customers. In addition to their aesthetics, the cluster effect means the zoning and installation costs can be divided among 10 or more turbines. Computer-generated prototype, final product may vary.

The illustration below is a simulated representation of how the future, smaller residential brand will look. The photo above is an actual small model that will resemble one option for residential use. Final product may vary.

Computer-generated artistic renderings. Final product may vary.

How Our Products Are Different 

We believe Flower Turbines have features other turbines lack. We have addressed all the issues that small turbines in dense locations need to address.


HAWT stands for horizontal axis wind turbines. This chart is based on the CEO's extensive knowledge of the literature and aerodynamic characteristics of each type of turbine.


Most Turbines

Most turbines create vortices and interfere with each other.

Tulips

Flower Turbines designs them to work together.

This is an internal computer simulation of the air flow around a Tulip in a horizontal cross section, the wind coming from the left, showing how it creates wind of higher velocity on the sides than in the surroundings. Velocity cubed is proportional to power, so these increases in velocity for the nearby turbines are amplified.

Testing of two adjacent turbines shows that at the correct shaft to shaft distance, the power output jumps.


The turbines have other aerodynamic features that make them start at half the speed (1.2 meters per second versus 3) of the industry average.

Our Market and Industry

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Source: Cleantechnica.com

According to CleanTechnica, the market growth rate of small wind turbines has been surpassing solar recently. And that is without our innovation on the market. We will enhance a high-growth industry. 

We believe Flower Turbines will grow like solar but faster because we are concentrating on large corporate sales first. Solar market growth would hardly have occurred if solar panels interfered with each other the way wind turbines do. We believe we broke that barrier.


Solar PV is in the public domain, but only Flower Turbines can produce a Tulip!

To show why we believe Flower Turbines' potential market is a $100 billion industry like solar is now, we made a chart comparing Flower Turbines to solar in a windy area of the Northeast. The payback is slightly better, even though we aren't in mass production yet. But, according to our own research, the revenue per square meter is 80% higher. That means the property owner gets much more value from wind thanks to the cluster effect and the vertical nature of wind turbines.


We also have other features that we believe improve efficiency.


Solar and wind actually are natural partners. On cloudy days, wind may make up for the loss of solar power. Together, they can help liberate the grid from fossil fuels.

This chart is based on publicly available sales prices on the internet for solar PV in the region and our estimate of our own pricing and performance.

What Makes Our Team Special

Our initial market is corporate real estate and government for making rooftop wind farms. We have executives with corporate sales, utility, real estate, and government management experience.


Our other large advantage is technology. We combine a broadly skilled inventor like Dr. Farb with excellent engineers. Dr. Farb is an expert in renewable energy and spoke before the US Congress, New York City, and the Council on Foreign Relations on issues relating to small wind turbines.


This is a product that can capture one's imagination. We will add online and traditional marketing and sales staff as more funds become available.

Invest in Our Company Today!

Imagine this on almost every windy commercial rooftop in the world!

Then on residential rooftops.


Technology Plus Beauty

Beautiful designs, backed up with multiple patents (assigned and/or licensed) based on sophisticated aerodynamic science. A highly educated and innovative team to back it up.


This could be the breakthrough small wind has been waiting for. Join us in changing an entire industry.



Turbines on the gas station above are a simulation. Final product may vary.

See discussion below on Patents.  


NOTES ON THE PATENTS AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:

1. Some of the patents were filed under "Leviathan Energy Wind Lotus"--a previous Israeli research company also owned by Dr. Farb. Dr. Farb is in the process of updating all patents technically as property of Flower Turbines (assignment of patents). In the meantime, there is a license agreement.

2. They are divided into three core patents that address the three central technology points for this to work. Of these the first one, 2-Bladed Vertical Axis Turbine, is already granted in many parts of the world: US, Canada, Australia, Europe, Israel. The second, on the cluster effect, is under examination in the US, EU, and China. The third, on adaptations to buildings, is filed internationally but not yet in national phase. This already provides three levels of protection for our core contribution. 

These core patents on the most important part of the invention are synergistic, and any one can reduce competition.

3. Patent labeled 2 above is another way of approaching the first core patent in other countries, usually less developed. It is now granted in China.

4. Patent 3 is useful for bringing these to market in the Indian periphery and elsewhere to supply off grid power needs instead of diesel for cell towers.

5. Patent 4 is possibly useful for the future.

6. Dr. Farb obtained in 2018 official registration of the designs with the US copyright office as works of eco-art, so that gives them an even wider protection. They were filed under his name, but the ones relevant to Flower Turbines are licensed to the company without charge.

7. Leviathan Energy Israel, also owned by Dr. Farb, has a patent for deflecting wind into blades at higher velocity, and that can be used at no fee. It may be useful in some cases.

Bottom line: anything useful to the company is or will be granted to it by Dr. Farb, and doing so is just a formality.

Trademarks in some cases belong to Dr. Farb; the ownership will be transferred when resources are available to do so.

8. We have ideas for more patents that will further enhance the company, but cannot disclose them at this stage.

Offering Summary

Maximum 107,000* Units ($1,070,000)

*Maximum subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See 10% Bonus below

Minimum 1,000 Units ($10,000)


Company
Flower Turbines LLC
 

Corporate Address
240 Central Ave., 1J, Lawrence, NY 11559
 

Description of Business
It makes small rooftop vertical axis wind turbines
 

Type of Security Offered
Units
 
Purchase Price of Security Offered
$10
 

Minimum Investment Amount (per investor) 
$250











Perks*

$500+ T shirt with Flower Turbines logo

$1,000+ 5% discount on Wind Tulips purchased through our website

$10,000+ 10% discount on Wind Tulips purchased through our website

*All perks occur after the offering is completed.


The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

Flower Turbines LLC will offer 10% additional bonus units for all investments that are committed by StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. shareholders (with ≥ $1,000 invested in the StartEngine Reg A+ campaign) within 24 hours of this offering going live.

StartEngine shareholders who have invested $1,000+ in the StartEngine Reg A+ campaign will receive a 10% bonus on this offering within a 24-hour window of their campaign launch date.  This means you will receive a bonus for any units you purchase.  For example, if you buy 10 units at $10 / unit, you will receive 1 bonus unit, meaning you'll own 11 units for $100.   Fractional units will not be distributed and unit bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole unit.

This 10% Bonus is only valid for one year from the time StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. investors receive their countersigned StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. subscription agreement.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Vendor payments and salaries/consultant expenses. For example, extensive engineering work may be required to prepare for manufacturing, or the manufacturer may require tooling costs. There could be unexpected areas of engineering that need to be addressed. In addition, insurance costs may be unexpectedly higher for a new product. Travel may be required to negotiate licensing and other deals. Patent expenses are usually irregular in time and can increase unexpectedly due to need to respond to an examiner's comments.

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Total Assets
$0.00 USD
$136,450.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$74,764.00 USD
$24,163.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$8,047.00 USD
$23,385.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$107,289.00 USD
-$42,415.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

Notice of Material Change in Offering

5 hours ago

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third video segment posted

12 hours ago

Dr. Farb of Flower Turbines was one of the guests appearing on Passage to Profit on Sunday, April 14th on WOR 710 in NY. Here is the third video of the radio taping, showing the second panel question. https://youtu.be/Cx6VnV68JOw

About PortXL in Rotterdam

8 days ago

We have now incorporated a northern EU subsidiary in Rotterdam, Netherlands, as part of being part of the PortXL accelerator, which is actively helping us launch in northern Europe. We have close to 10 proposals in the pipeline there. Here is a link to recent news, that PortXL was declared the best accelerator in the Netherlands. https://www.portofrotterdam.com/en/news-and-press-releases/emerce-crowns-portxl-as-top-dutch-accelerator

Vote for us to make us a winner! Full excerpt of radio interview

9 days ago

Here's the link to the podcast of Dr. Farb talking about Flower Turbines on WOR radio.https://www.iheart.com/podcast/47-passage-to-profit-29648594/episode/passage-to-profit-4-14-19-30825743/

Here is an 8-minute excerpt of the segment with Dr. Farb: https://youtu.be/XtaMojzUN6U

After you listen, here is a link to the poll section where you can vote for Flower Turbines:

https://www.gearhartlaw.com/passage-to-profit-show/#Passage-to-Profit-Show-Poll

Notice of Funds Disbursement

10 days ago

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As you might know, Flower Turbines has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Flower Turbines be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

about your taxes

11 days ago

One of our investors asked me a good question, which is worth pointing out to everyone: Why didn't he receive a K-1 for 2018? The reason is that the round of funding hasn't formally closed yet, as we are extending the campaign in order to reach the goal of $1 million.

Video of second part of radio interview with Dr. Farb

12 days ago

On Sunday, April 14th at 8:05 pm on WOR 710 in New York City and the iHeart app, Dr. Farb of Flower Turbines is one of the guests appearing on Passage to Profit. Here is the second video of the radio taping, showing the first panel question. https://youtu.be/kbyDamDEvbA

Dr. Farb on an upcoming radio show--first video of the taping

14 days ago

On Sunday, April 14th at 8:05 pm on WOR 710 and the iHeart app, Dr. Farb of Flower Turbines is one of the guests appearing on Passage to Profit.Here is the first video of the radio taping, showing the pitch. https://youtu.be/cKWLINZdpa0

Flower Turbines in the news

14 days ago

Wind Energy just published this on our setting up a subsidiary in the Netherlands.

https://www.windenergie-magazine.nl/21-companies-selected-for-portxl-programme-2019/

It's going very well, and we have close to 10 proposals in the pipeline already.

Mark your calendar

16 days ago

I'll be on a podcast Sunday, April 14 on Passage to Profit, on WOR in New York. You can hear it at www.iheart.com. After the show, the interview will be on the website https://www.gearhartlaw.com/passage-to-profit-show/

We are now over 1/3 of the way there.

17 days ago

Today we passed $350,000. More initial capital means that success is more likely, because a common cause of startup failure is lack of funds. And we are moving ahead nicely, getting more proposals in the pipeline and preparing for manufacturing and certification testing. Pass the word to come to https://www.startengine.com/flower-turbines

New blog from Dr. Farb online

22 days ago

New blog entry on cost-effective sustainability programs: http://flowerturbines.com/encouraging-cost-effective-sustainability-1/


Notice of Funds Disbursement

24 days ago

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As you might know, Flower Turbines has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Flower Turbines be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


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Flower Turbines had some online publicity about PortXL Rotterdam association

25 days ago

https://www.israel21c.org/3-firms-with-israeli-ties-enter-dutch-maritime-accelerator/

I am now in Rotterdam, and we are almost daily getting more leads for potential contracts. This is looking to be a successful route to go, and we believe many of these will proceed to signed contracts and help our product launch in Europe and worldwide also.

another update on Holland

28 days ago

We got a call about our proposal for a town in Holland. We are on a short list, they gave us more information on the budget, and asked us to update our proposal, which was submitted.

more good news from the Netherlands

29 days ago

Today, I went with Roy, our regional manager, to visit 3 companies in the Netherlands. One was to update in person on one of the 3 proposals we already submitted, and suggest the specific location. We met with two additional companies, which received verbal proposals, and we were told to expect a purchase order for one of them in early April, for the first of several using the turbine for pumping water in rural areas. The other was with a multinational corporation that showed us where they could fit 10 Tulips on the edge of their property in the Rotterdam harbor. We met with the head of sustainability, who outlined her goals to make the company 100% carbon free by 2050.

I believe that the Netherlands has three of the most important factors needed for a good market: high wind (I was almost blown over when I entered the Science Tower in Rotterdam 2 days ago), high cost of electricity, and motivation to purchase because of interest in sustainability and preventing climate change (worry about icebergs melting and raising the pressure on the dikes is a pretty strong motivator regarding climate change)

Arrived in Rotterdam for the PortXL program and making progress

about 1 month ago

So far Roy (Regional Manager) and I have made 3 proposals for early contracts. All of them have received positive reception and will likely proceed to acceptance. Tomorrow, we are also meeting about another sale and have a meeting with one of the large corporations based in Rotterdam. I will update you more on these opportunities once they come to fruition. We also met with a Belgian investment group which is ready to buy a good number of the first batch of the first residential size turbines if we can produce them in the next month. or so. This is a very good area to initiate European sales.

I also visited a site for 10 turbines at a site in the US last week and issued a proposal. 

update on the Netherlands

about 1 month ago

I am heading back to Rotterdam for 3 weeks as part of the PortXL program. In the time since the selection days, we have made 3 proposals to customers, and hope to close on some of them soon. We will meet with more companies in the next few weeks. This looks very promising for building the subsidiary of the company in the European market.

Notice of Material Change in Offering

about 1 month ago

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Extended length of campaign.


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Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 2 months ago

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As you might know, Flower Turbines has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Flower Turbines be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


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We have now raised over $300,000

about 2 months ago

We are on our way to $1 million!

This is a good time to review what your investment has enabled:

1. Patents pending and granted: This is a continuing process with more coming up in the next few weeks. This is important for the long-term value of your investment.

2. A lot on platform and advertising fees to get all of you on board. It's a necessary spend, and one consequence is that a lot of you and others who haven't invested have written, asking to be customers.

3. Business development: meetings and travel. This is enabling us to work hard on the Chinese market, and resulted in advances such as being picked for the PortXL Rotterdam program, out of 1000 companies screened, to help us get to the market in Europe. We are also expecting orders and installations in the next few weeks.

4. Engineering: We are now making 3 sizes, one of which is residential. 2 of them should be ready for manufacturing estimates in the next few weeks, including the residential size.

5. We are preparing to start low volume manufacturing.

The most important next steps are funding third party certification (some of the next ones manufactured will be allocated to this purpose) and early installations. We will need more funding to accomplish these steps. It is important for a company to have the capital to grow in the right way. You can help by asking your friends to join in.

Thank you

Flower Turbines is a winner at PortXL in Rotterdam

2 months ago

PortXL is a startup acceleration program for companies with products relevant to ports--in our case, energy. 1000 companies were screened, 28 chosen for the short list, and 21 chosen for this year's cohort. The process of choosing the final 21 involved two days of pitching and half-hour interviews with around 50 judges from around 30 companies.

What does this mean for Flower Turbines? We will incorporate a subsidiary company in the Netherlands that will be our point of entry for North Sea-adjacent Europe, a place where high wind, high electricity prices, and a motivation to create sustainable economies provides us with an excellent market and a potential of 60 billion Euros in sales. We are already discussing installations and partnerships there due to interest from the judges and mentors, and membership in PortXL involves high level introductions to global maritime and port players. Ports are usually locations of good ocean breezes.

Much of the credit is due to our new team member Roy Osinga, a resident of Rotterdam and a graduate of the Erasmus School of Business, who has excellent experience in business development and scaling up companies.

The press release is at https://portxl.org/2019/02/19/21-companies-selected-for-acceleration-in-rotterdam/

In the group photo at the top of the page, Dr. Farb is in the third row with the glasses and Roy is in the bottom row on the right of the director with the orange dress.


new blog article

2 months ago

I published a blog article on small wind turbines for the grid and peak power at http://flowerturbines.com/blog/

Notice of Funds Disbursement

2 months ago

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conclusion of Gibraltar visit

3 months ago

It looks as if the visit will result in at least 2 projects in Gibraltar: one for the government and one private office building.
"The opera isn't over..." but it looks as if it was a worthwhile investment of time and money to come in person and show that we are the only company that can give them what they want--quiet, bird-friendly, efficient turbines for a city with great wind but tight spaces.

looking for business in Gibraltar

3 months ago

I'm busy identifying and trying to get us into some good initial markets. One of them is Gibraltar. Windy area with expensive electricity. You can see the way the wind blew my jacket from the picture I posted on the Flower Turbines Facebook page. Today was mostly meetings with engineers and contractors about available projects. Tomorrow: some government meetings to  get support from the top as well. One of the firms would like our upcoming residential version for the top of the small building with their headquarters. Everyone we (accompanied by a chamber of commerce person) meet seems interested, and they like the idea that it's bird friendly. But the proof will be when they place an order. All the best, Dr. Farb.

Engineering Update 1-24-2019

3 months ago

There are lots of things going on, which I'll update you on. All thanks to your support. Today I had an engineering review of the smaller, residential version of the Tulip (2 meters high, around 250 watts) and it should be completed by the end of next week and ready to show a manufacturer. The engineer for that is a new hire who specializes in aerodynamic engineering. We are making both a low volume metal-based blade model and a higher volume composite blade model ....Also hot off the press today. We were just approved for a heavily subsidized program from the State of NY in association with Stony Brook University School of Engineering in Long Island, NY, to hire a graduate student supervised by Prof. Purwar (already listed on the team) to refine the smaller version and prepare it for the market. We already have a volunteer location for our first one from a New Yorker who has a summer home on Fire Island. That is great because the Long Island  market is important; it has the highest cost of electricity in the continental US.  So we are hoping that our new student will be involved in the engineering that will go into this installation, from simulation to overseeing its installation.

We are also making progress on the full sized one, which is a bit more complex. Our engineer for that has started delivering blueprints to a manufacturer for the production of the first few of the latest model.

New blog available

3 months ago

You can see Dr. Farb's latest renewable energy blog at http://flowerturbines.com/blog/ on the issue of grid storage.

Notice of Material Change in Offering

3 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

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Extended campaign by 60 days.


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Notice of Funds Disbursement

3 months ago

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As you might know, Flower Turbines has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Flower Turbines be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

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We have now passed $250,000

4 months ago

This is great. We need to keep going. I'm getting requests for installing some turbines on a lease or try and then buy basis. More funds will help get us into the market that way--always a challenge with a new product. This is a good time to add to your investment or contact friends to join.

manufacturing setup and preparation

4 months ago

Here are some videos from yesterday of the wind turbine in low wind to show how your money is being used. We have set up a turbine to connect to a test bench we are making for testing the best gear ratios for the next set of turbines and for testing the suppliers of electronics. This is preparation for fulfilling some orders we are expecting to come through soon.

https://youtu.be/CrnVgguNgms

https://youtu.be/cfiWGPPs0-s

Notice of Funds Disbursement

4 months ago

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posted a new video

4 months ago

Here is a new posted video of Dr. Farb speaking on small wind energy at the Congressional Office Building in 2015. https://youtu.be/V69ZMDa9HJk

 Please pass on to your friends so we can keep moving forward with manufacturing (working on this right now) and projects.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

5 months ago

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A pre-holiday summary

5 months ago

As usual, I'd like to thank all of you for investing, and would like to give a small update with what we are doing thanks to the successful campaign so far--but we still have where to go!

One allocation has been to pay for pending and new patents. The latest one filed will be a powerful addition to the portfolio by making the two bladed Tulip more efficient.

Another major allocation has been to start manufacturing. It's low volume manufacturing, but there are still a lot of details to go over. We hope to have some ready for testing within a month. Currently putting together a test bench to test gear ratios for the turbines; it may sound like a technical detail but the range from incorrect to correct revolutions per minute can influence the efficiency to change from 5% to 30%.  Many intelligent engineers got this detail wrong or overlooked it, and that is one reason you may have heard some people criticize the efficiency of this class of turbine, because many manufacturers didn't pay attention to this. 

In addition to hiring a very qualified engineer for this, I'm in the process of hiring two more young engineers for the next 6 months and probably beyond. One of their major tasks will be to adapt the current version for residential use. During this fund raising campaign (which cost a lot in advertising), there have been tens of inquiries about buying a smaller size one, and the funds invested so far are a good start to enable this to happen. The level of response indicates a good potential market.

I am not taking any funds for my time, but am using funds for conferences for business development. Recently in China and India to look for large customers and partners, and at the Eilat Renewable Energy conference in israel to meet potential customers there and a delegation from Power Africa, the program run by the US government to help solve Africa's lack of energy, to make connections to get local project developers in Africa. I was too busy to make it to the beach.

We still need more funds, so please tell your friends. We are also entering due diligence with a small venture capital firm, so that would also enable us to take some more steps forward.

With the current model, we are negotiating some early orders, which we hope will turn into bigger ones soon.

Wishing you all a good end of the year.

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5 months ago

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another patent update

5 months ago

The patent for 3 bladed turbines, which makes simple to make ones more efficient, and capable of responding to large swings in air speed, was recently granted in the US.

filed a new patent today

5 months ago

I just filed a new US provisional patent. This contains efficiency improvements for the Savonius type of turbine that will be built into the upcoming version of the 2-bladed Tulip, which should be in limited production soon. This is a core patent. It addresses some aspects of the design of these turbines that have been overlooked in the past. We can talk about it more specifically when it is on the market. Theoretically, this should bring the efficiency of the turbine into the range of over 30%. We will see for sure when it goes to testing at a wind energy research center in the next few months.

another update on China

6 months ago

Continuing my meetings here. This week was with the Innostars program--you may remember from earlier updates that Flower Turbines was one of 20 clean energy winners of a nationwide competition for the innovations likely to succeed in China. Meeting all kinds of potential partner companies. (We are also a great potential partner for a neat hydrogen producing company also on the trip. We are talking about approaching the US Dept. of Agriculture with a joint project.) I'm learning a lot as I go. The drawback of trying to work with a large state owned company is their speed of getting something done, but today investment advisor Beth Liu and I met with a huge holding company, state-owned, that says it can move faster. But we also met with a lot of small financial investment companies that are privately owned and place fewer restrictions on their offers. So we will see. In the meantime, suffering from a nasal infection from the cold, dry, polluted air (in the cities) in Inner Mongolia. Advice that is worth more than an investment: If you visit there, take a face mask and some Vaseline.

Notice of Material Change in Offering

6 months ago

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Notice of Funds Disbursement

6 months ago

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update on China

6 months ago

I am currently in China meeting interested companies through private references and was at a 2 day conference on suppliers for the Belt and Road initiative. I am still engaged with the main company that is my first candidate for a joint venture. The directors of the company were nice enough to host my Chinese investment adviser and me on a Sunday because they were too busy during the week and wanted to meet. They apologized that the bureaucracy for investment from state owned companies is slow. We are continuing the process. In the meantime, I have been receiving other offers. There is tremendous investment interest in small wind turbines in China because of a recent government directive to use more of them. We are there at the right time. All next week, I'll be meeting potential partners as a result of being one of the winners of the US China Innovation Forum.....I'll tell you some interesting things. I am currently evaluating the wind situation in Inner Mongolia with a site visit. All of the electricity from one wind farm I talked to is exported to Beijing, and there are now limits on how much can be sent so as not to interfere with coal-based power--I guess it's because they have a lobby to keep their jobs--so all new power will be from wind. This means there is an opportunity to provide local, clean power to factories and homes. As one travels around this area, one can see large smokestacks spewing pollution into the air. One can really understand the opportunity for the right small wind product in large areas of China. My guess is that the government, which has a very positive stance to renewable energy, is using this new directive as a way around the lobby, but I am anything but an expert in Chinese politics. Whatever is going on, everyone here agrees there is a large opportunity.

about the Startengine tokenizing summit

6 months ago

I was there representing Flower Turbines with a booth. First, I enjoyed the chance to meet some of you in person. Next, it was an interesting summit, full of potential partners for involving Flower Turbines with crypto in projects. Next, a couple of regular investors came by to talk. I also spent a day being introduced to some local manufacturers in the LA area. They could do some local production and installation in a high electricity cost area. So this is on the agenda. Currently progressing in designing the next version for more efficiency and some early orders. More on everything later.

Another evaluation came in--Flower Turbines is "buzzing". We agree, And we are happy to have a few hundred innovators already with us.

6 months ago

PreoIPO buzz had this to say: 

Pre-IPO Buzz

October 19 at 1:29 PM ·

[NOW BUZZING] Flower Turbines is pioneering the way for small wind turbine technology. Their tulip shaped wind turbines have the potential to offer 80% more energy per square foot compared to solar. Investing in renewables is the wave of the future! And these turbines are a game changer! Get in early! #crowdfunding #earlystageinvesting #PreIPOBuzz#preIPO #equitycrowdfunding #renewables #windtech #windenergy#renewableenergy









Pre-IPO Buzz

October 19 at 1:29 PM · 









[NOW BUZZING] Flower Turbines is pioneering the way for small wind turbine technology. Their tulip shaped wind turbines have the potential to offer 80% more energy per square foot compared to solar. Investing in renewables is the wave of the future! And these turbines are a game changer! Get in early! #crowdfunding #earlystageinvesting #PreIPOBuzz#preIPO #equitycrowdfunding #renewables #windtech #windenergy#renewableenergy







Pre-IPO Buzz

October 19 at 1:29 PM · 









[NOW BUZZING] Flower Turbines is pioneering the way for small wind turbine technology. Their tulip shaped wind turbines have the potential to offer 80% more energy per square foot compared to solar. Investing in renewables is the wave of the future! And these turbines are a game changer! Get in early! #crowdfunding #earlystageinvesting #PreIPOBuzz#preIPO #equitycrowdfunding #renewables #windtech #windenergy#renewableenergy


Notice of Funds Disbursement

6 months ago

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a relevant article

6 months ago

Here is a link to an article relevant to investing in Flower Turbines. The world is going in the direction of more distributed energy, and Flower Turbines could be the key player in the small wind part of the equation. https://greenmoneyjournal.com/the-future-is-decentralized/

activities in India

7 months ago

I'm writing this update from India, where I spoke on a panel at one of their major renewable energy conventions, and had lots of business to business meetings throughout the week. I found lots of potential partners for manufacturing and sales, from large and small companies, in India.  Part of the attraction for them is that during monsoon season wind can make up for the lack of solar in rooftop projects.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

7 months ago

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Exhibiting at Startengine's summit on Oct. 19

7 months ago

I'm going to be at https://www.startenginesummit.com/ for Oct. 19. All you LA investors and potential investors are welcome to come visit with me there.

updates on China

7 months ago

Still working on moving things forward there, and going to China for last week of October and first week of November, when the US-Chna Innovation Forum event resumes. One of the people in the audience when I spoke in Houston at the Forum gave us last week an offer of $3 million for a joint venture in China, but I told him to hold on to it, because I want to see if the $15 million offer keeps moving forward. In terms of that offer, I am planning to meet the head of their renewable energy division right after I arrive in China and talk about how to move this faster past the government bureaucracy. In China, a state-owned company needs to get multiple permissions to take any major step.

some updates on plans with the money

7 months ago

Thanks to all of you, we are planning some steps forward.

Aside from patents, travel, and platform and campaign marketing expenses, the remaining money lets us make some advances. I have been planning the production of several turbines in Israel, which is a combination of engineering, manufacturing, and limited production. We are planning 2 turbines for Windtest, an internationally known wind power certification agency, for installation in Iowa, and for some initial orders in other locations. I've been working with the Israeli side of the team: Gil Feldshtein, with 2 engineering degrees and an MBA and a lot of experience, and Gil Dotan, a creative manufacturer, of the Center for Mechanical Development, on the upcoming production. I'm ordering some electronics from China so we can lab test them near the production site.

Details of Dr. Farb speaking in India next week

7 months ago

For any of you who can come: https://re-invest.in/session-data/92/

Not just speaking--looking for local partners. Already scheduled meetings with heavyweights like Tata.

patent update

7 months ago

The US patent for making 3-bladed wind turbines more efficient was granted on September 21, 2018.

recommended viewing: interview with CEO Dr. Farb

7 months ago

Devin Thorpe of Good Crowd and Your Mark on the World Show interviews Dr. Daniel Farb about small wind turbines: https://goodcrowd.info/could-wind-turbines-that-look-like-flowers-play-a-part-in-your-energy-future/

To send an automatic tweet to friends to suggest they watch the interview, click this: https://ctt.ac/93Npe

Your investments are getting attention

7 months ago

Flower Turbines hits the Crowditz top ten list of largest crowdfunding investment commitments for the week of September 16.

let's see if we can do better

7 months ago

I just got an email that another crowdfunding platform raised $3 million for an oil and gas field investment. I'd like to urge all of you to contact your friends to show that industries of the future can perform as well as industries of the past. We are doing great, but we could do better with more capital.

renewable investment report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance

7 months ago

a NY area update

7 months ago

I've been talking with SBA lenders about special programs in the NY region. One is likely to approve some projects once I can bring a preliminary contract. An example of the financing would be a loan for $360,000 matched by our putting $40,000 into the project. (This is why your capital is important.) I have some ideas, but I'd like to ask you, our supporters who have an interest in our success, if they have any contacts for large malls or commercial properties near the sea breezes in Long Island or NYC, particularly Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. Let me know at info@flowerturbines.com

updates about what I'm planning

7 months ago

Thanks to the great response we are getting, it's opening opportunities, and the more capital we get, the more will open up.  Particularly where a matching contribution from us is required. I'm now in Belgium. I had dinner on Thursday with a project finance company to talk about how we can work together on the European market. Then on Friday, I met with people in one of the EU centers for smart buildings about applying together for a grant to integrate the Tulips into their building energy management system at an industrial park in Belgium, and then met with the organization that offers the grants. I then met with some people from Holland who want to install them in an area of the country that is very windy and where homes are collapsing because they are extracting natural gas there, and they are desperately looking for a quick alternative. They are also getting earthquakes there for the first time. That is happening in areas of the US where fracking has been used. This is another thing that shows the importance of leaving fossil fuels behind.

Notice of Material Change in Offering

7 months ago

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continuing with business development meetings

8 months ago

Today I had a meeting with a seriously interested leader of an Argentinean business group to start with the Argentine market with an installation in Patagonia, which has great wind. He will share with his partners when back in Argentina, and let me know in about a month about proceeding.

We now have finished phase 1 of fundraising!

8 months ago

Phase 1 ends at $107,000 according to SEC rules. We will shortly be posting an updated set of financials according to GAAP standards, which is a requirement to raise the threshold to $1,070,000. Anyone who invests now will simply be put on hold /reserve until we make that transition.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

8 months ago

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close to raise #1 goal

8 months ago

Let's get there as soon as possible. Tell your friends! Thanks to this, already planning some projects.

Dr. Farb to speak in India

8 months ago

Dr. Farb will be a speaker at RE Invest in India on Oct. 3 on new onshore wind technologies at the invitation of the Minister of New and Renewable Energies. At the same time, he will be looking for partners in India.

an interesting interview from 2017

8 months ago

I don't necessarily agree with everything the first speaker says. https://www.boldbusiness.com/energy/big-wind-bad-small-wind-good/

meeting the CEO

8 months ago

I'm going to be around the NY area for much of the next 2 weeks. I'd like to show my appreciation to our early investors by arranging an informal coffee meeting in Manhattan where we can get acquainted, you can ask questions, etc. Also in Cape Cod on August 20. Contact through info@flowerturbines.com if interested.

to show that the turbine is bird friendly

8 months ago

This is a video we just processed from the installation in Colombia. 

https://youtu.be/aQArBB6k7zk shows our wind turbine safe for birds as they avoid it.

It shows a full sized version of the Wind Tulip spinning from the wind on a building above a beautiful beach. It seems to move slowly but has a lot of force, which is converted to speed inside the turbine.


Notice of Funds Disbursement

8 months ago

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new video uploaded

8 months ago

https://youtu.be/ri3ktwxlapM shows a small Wind Tulip spinning while being measured with a wind speed meter. 

use of disbursements

9 months ago

We now received the first disbursement. Of the money disbursed so far, around $10,000 is earmarked for patent and miscellaneous expenses since the offering was initiated, legal consultation on the upcoming China joint venture, etc., and the remainder is held for enabling an engineer to update the files and plan the next production run so we can either match funds or install a few turbines in key markets, which is our next step. Some of the funds will be used for marketing for additional investment.  Thank you for investing.

American Wind Week

9 months ago

Wind is the #1 growing renewable energy in the US. Even though most of the work of the American Wind Energy Association is oriented to large turbines, I am a member and wanted to pass on a link to their website in honor of American Wind Week. http://www.americanwindweek.org/

Have a nice weekend.

link to Demo Days talk

9 months ago

Dr. Farb presented the company at Startengine's Demo Day. 

To hear the 7 minute pitch, go to time 30:19 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diRphEtbD80&feature=youtu.be

 Note that the first slides were not exactly coordinated with the talk.


speaking at demo day

9 months ago

I will give a short webinar on July 31, 2018, at 1224 EST as part of the Startengine Demo Day. To sign in, go to https://startengineinfo.typeform.com/to/AExx3A. There are 2 minutes of questions and answers. Looking forward to having you join.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

9 months ago

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Bitcoin

9 months ago

Flower Turbines is now accepting investments by bitcoin through Startengine.

Joint venture in Norway under discussion

9 months ago

Today, I had another meeting with the representative of an industrial group from Norway, and we reached verbal agreement for the content of a letter of intent for a joint venture for manufacturing and sales in Norway, starting with a small order of turbines and leading to them paying us to set up a factory there for local sales. Norway is eliminating carbon-burning vehicles in the near future, so this is a potentially lucrative market, and they know it.

rolling disbursement

9 months ago

This is for all of you that have already pledged funds.  This is the 7-day notice of a rolling close required by the SEC. A rolling close means that we can disburse funds already committed before the final goal is reached. Once again, I'd like to thank those of you who came in early and we are already planning, thanks to these funds, our next wave of production and installations.

a thought for the weekend

10 months ago

I read that a recent auction of large scale renewables in India found few bidders because of transmission issues. This underscores the importance of being able to produce power locally, where it is used. It's not just an issue in India; it's everywhere. Have a nice weekend.

Making plans to put your money to work

10 months ago

As usual, I am grateful for those of you who are entrusting me with your money. Thanks to your generous responses, You may have seen that the Crowditz newsletter called Flower Turbines "hot". I've already started contacting some locations for making projects where we can get matching or better grants. The key for us is to have as many projects available for references for sales in major markets. So, for example, what I'm working on right now is a proposal for a location that offers a 70% grant, so that $30,000 of the money you invested would ideally buy us a $100,000 project. I can't guarantee it till the deal is done, but I wanted to let you know our plans. Some of the other money will be spent on patent work.

Tell your friends to chip in. Then we can turn a $60,000 investment into a $200,000 project, for example.

Flower Turbines featured by Crowditz

10 months ago

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