Project Pitch – Phase 1

The Technology Innovation

Describe the technical innovation that would be the focus of a Phase I project, including a brief discussion of the origins of the innovation as well as an explanation as to why it focuses on supporting research and development (R&D) for high-impact innovations.

The Solar Wind Turbine with Lever Assist is an innovation that comprises a compounding mechanical advantage lever-based system to generate electricity. By using solar-based electrical current and routing the harvested energy to ducted fans that are located at the distal ends of the turbine extension arms, the proposed system increases the solar power output exponentially to allow newly constructed and existing wind turbines – via conversion kits – to operate at a higher rate of efficiency anywhere in the world. The Solar Wind Turbine with Lever Assist has a unique and novel design that was engineered so that the system itself can operate with little to no wind at all.

Designed to substantially alleviate greenhouse emissions, the apparatus accommodates custom features that primarily showcase the addition of aerodynamic ducted fans and telescopic extension rods that uniquely balance on a central fulcrum. The ducted fans initiate the spiral motion of the turbine, which further function as mechanical levers contributing torque to the central fulcrum that rests inside the generator housing. Existing wind turbines that are established and fully operating will also benefit from this new technology by utilizing conversion kits that are implemented to replace the wind blades on previous wind turbine models. This technology is founded upon being able to provide greater outputs of energy while focusing on robust economical and net-zero solutions.

The focus of phase 1 would be to build out (3) 1000W Solar Wind Turbines as described in the explainer video at Since this technology uses the same charging system as typical solar panels and wind turbines, we can use an off-the-shelf wind turbine generator and focus on novel conversion kits that will allow them to work on already existing turbines.

The torque and energy extracted from the proposed apparatus use the “law of the lever” put forward by Archimedes which creates a mechanical advantage. This novel innovation goes one step further by compounding the initial mechanical advantage many times over by simply extending out each of the multiple turbine arms creating said lever-based system.

Innovation Highlights

1) An entirely new lever-based system has merit in generating more power with less force via compounding mechanical advantage.

2) Windless turbines can efficiently work anywhere in the world.

3) No need for offshore turbines as this innovation can be placed in any land-based environment.

4)  Existing solar energy farms could become obsolete by combining solar energy harvesting methods with lever-assisted turbine technology propelled by ducted fans. Solar panel farms or configurations as such, will be able to generate many times more power by using the same energy collected from photons to power a more advanced high-output lever-based system as outlined.

5)  Hybrid wind turbines can work efficiently in mountainous regions with or without wind.

6) The desert version turbine can work all day long by only utilizing the rays of the sun.

  1. Technical Objectives and Challenges.

Describe the R&D or technical work to be done in a Phase I project, including a discussion of how and why the proposed work will help prove that the product or service is technically feasible and/or will significantly reduce technical risk. Discuss how, ultimately, this work could contribute to making the new product, service, or process commercially viable and impactful. This section should also convey that the proposed work meets the definition of R&D, rather than straightforward engineering or incremental product development tasks.

The technical objectives and challenges proposed by this apparatus will have an incredible advantage based on the proven working model of the “law of the lever.”  Compounding mechanical advantage is typically demonstrated as a compounding pulley-based system. This innovation draws attention to the power of compounding mechanical advantage by using hidden properties of a variable load that distributes potential energy that allows full rotation of 360 degrees on a central fulcrum.

 Archimedes once said, “Give me a firm place to stand and a lever and I can move the earth.” Until now, there hasn’t been any real useful purpose for a compounding lever-based system. This engineering approach garners much importance and has been overlooked in previous wind turbine designs. This invention works on the same principle. The farther outward you extend the levers, the easier the wind blade rotation becomes allowing more torque and energy to be extracted from the central pivoting point or generator. This is a lever-assisted technology that utilizes compounding mechanical advantage to fully exploit any potential unused energy.

 It is our objective to build a market-ready prototype in which a lever-based turbine works without any wind. This will be accomplished by encasing the turbine in an enclosure while the sun powers the rotating turbine.

Phase 1 will create (3) new products with one invention: A lever-based turbine that creates energy with compounding mechanical advantage, a hybrid system that uses the lever-based turbine with extractable blades allowing the turbine to work with or without wind, and a 100% solar turbine that operates in desert regions by harvesting the photons of the sun.

The Solar Wind Turbine with Lever Assist via Compounding Mechanical Advantage meets the definition of R&D since the prototypes manufactured in phase 1 will establish a solid foundation for three novel ideas founded in one innovation that creates larger commercial-based units to provide an outlet for power grid alleviation across the United States. The time is now to test a postulated law of physics that was founded on the principles of lever-based mechanics by using multiple levers that pivot on the same central fulcrum.

  1. The Market Opportunity.

Describe the customer profile and pain point(s) that will be the near-term commercial focus related to this technical project.

A foundational goal will be to create a hybrid solar wind turbine with stationary solar panels that will work efficiently with or without wind. A huge milestone in the wind turbine industry. Consumer profiles would encompass small-scale applications such as home, cabin, boat, and farming industry turbine applications. This product could become universal, and consumers will span across all socioeconomic statuses. This technology will advance into a commercial-type application creating a pain point that will need to meet the needs of an ever-growing energy conservation development plan and infrastructure goal to reduce greenhouse emissions comprehensively.  

The initial focus of the consumer would be cost-effectiveness, energy-saving probabilities, efficiency, practical use, reasonable maintenance, and longevity with sustainability. The Solar Wind Turbine with Lever Assist is designed to financially compete with and provide greater energy output than traditional solar panels and wind turbines. The proposed turbines with unique engineering approaches will complement the existing solar and wind turbine industries. Our product will exceed efficiency ratings by way of compounding mechanical advantage and the novel use of ducted fans to provide the initial thrust of the wind turbine arms.

  1. The Company and Team. 

Describe the background and status of the applicant’s small business, including key team members who will lead the technical and/or commercial efforts discussed in this Project Pitch.

Robert G. Wajda – Principal Investigator and Inventor is an existing US Patent holder with advanced training in industrial drafting, CAD, and Solid Works applications. Mr. Wajda has completed the foundation of (2) energy-efficient products and needs funding to move forward. Ducted Vortex, Inc. is also a startup business that is focused on renewable energy efficient technology.

Wajda has proven his professionalism through detailed record-keeping, accountability, research and development, and prototype documentation. Mr. Wajda’s previous patent “Ducted Vortex” has been executed in such detail that even the phrase “Ducted Vortex” receives top link authority in every search engine in the world. As we proceed forward with the Solar Wind Turbine project, similar global link authority results are expected.

Proceeding forward will allow a professional team to be assembled that is skilled in the advancement of Solar Wind Turbine scientific and energy conservation causes. Our goals and accomplishments will be specifically driven and the best engineers in their respective fields.

The Solar Wind Turbine with Lever Assist via Compounding Mechanical Advantage is documented with USPTO Publication #2023-0383728-A1 published on November 30, 2023, and is a continuation-in-part of application No. 63/419,763 filed on October 27, 2022.

The Ducted Vortex, which Mr. Wajda referenced above was United States Patent Application Number 42,485,125 and was filed on April 19, 2021. This application is a continuation in part of Ser. No. 63,018,221, filed Apr. 30, 2020. US Patent # 11499760 was issued on November 15, 2022

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Solar Wind Turbine With Lever Assist

Robert Wajda
Box 551293
Jacksonville, FL 32255

Phone: 904-631-8499

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Intellectual Property

US PAT NO. 11699760


US Publication #2023-0383728-A1