Tuesday, July 03, 2007

New low impact wind turbine?

Attaching a traditional full sized wind turbine on the side of your house probably won't make you any friends, but it's possible that a new modular design by Graham Attey, an Australian engineer, might be slightly more acceptable to your neighbours.

CREDIT: Graeme Attey
Graeme Attey's design for a rooftop Wind Turbine

Resembling a scaled down and horizontally mounted Savonius turbine, the new design has no visible rotating blades and is relatively quiet. Attley has just been awarded funding from the Western Australia Sustainable Energy Development Office to further develop his new design.