It's a product which could one day be rolled out to farms and homeowners. ~ Heath Evdemon
The new Wind Harvester by designer Heath Evdemon is based on a reciprocating motion that uses horizontal aerofoils similar to those used on aeroplanes. It is a small system capable of generating power from a range of wind speeds, unlike current turbines. It will also be operational at higher wind speeds than current wind turbines. With blades of initially just one meter, it has potential for both commercial and domestic use. Because it can generate electricity at a low speed, It is also virtually noise-free, which may result in less opposition to new installations.
This new style turbine is being developed by a Derbyshire inventor with support from Nottingham Trent University.