Sunday, October 28, 2012

Energy Generation: Sycamore Seed Inspired Wind Turbines

Grimshaw is an international architecture firm that is working on some major infrastructure projects that are not only inspired by nature but will also help preserve it. One of their creations is an aero-generator turbine - a wind turbine that looks a lot like a sycamore seed but with propellers that can each be as tall as the Eiffel tower. Currently being tested in the lab in preparation for trials next year, these turbines are designed to be rigged up in the ocean and can produce up to 20 megawatts of electricity. A typical wind turbine produces around 1 Mw of electricity.

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