In January 2017, early testing began at Western University’s WindEEE Research Institute. The WindEEE facilities allowed the RidgeBlade to be tested in various wind conditions confirming that the roof-mounted wind turbine can effectively harness the wind that is gathered by a sloped roof.

By simulating additional turbulence, we also proved that the RidgeBlade is an ideal system to use in urban environments, where the wind conditions can be unpredictable and inconsistent.