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Accio Energy Wins NSF Grant to Develop Game Changing Wind Energy Technology


Ann Arbor, MI - February 6, 2009 - Accio Energy, Inc. received a Phase I Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The amount of the grant is $97,800. The NSF grant will fund development of product prototypes and a computer model that predicts their efficiency.

Accio Energy is a seed stage company in Ann Arbor, MI developing a new wind energy technology. Accio’s product is unique; incorporating a turbine-free approach that converts wind energy to electricity without moving parts. The SBIR grant will fund work leading to a commercial proof-of-concept demonstration. “We’re excited that the National Science Foundation’s highly competitive and technically rigorous peer review process resulted in funding for our approach to wind energy conversion. The prestigious award is recognition of the value of our aerovoltaic technology.” said Dr. Dawn White, President of Accio Energy.

About Accio Energy, Inc.
Accio Energy, Inc. is developing aerovoltaic systems that directly convert wind energy to electricity without the need for blades or a turbine. No moving parts and no noise: A new direction in wind energy. Much as photovoltaic technology revolutionized the solar energy market, aerovoltaic technology will provide a direct and scalable electricity source from an abundant free natural resource. Target installations are commercial, government, and utility facilities. Accio Energy is testing prototype hardware and expects to launch products in late 2010. To learn more:


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