Friday, September 26, 2008
HOW AN EGG BEATER COULD POWER THE FUTURE
The Dutch are known for their windmills and their master artists, and this seems to incorporate a little of both. A design that seems almost a sculpture, these windmills solve many of the problems of windmill generators. They work even at very low speeds and are almost silent, which is a very big deal to many people who are bothered by the low frequency throb of typical wind power generators. They also extract power from the wind more efficiently than the fan blades that catch the wind on other models. These ‘eggbeaters’ come in two sizes at present and even the larger 2 meter one would only provide a small portion of the power currently used by the average electricity guzzling American home, but as our homes become more efficient these could be a viable option or the future.
Found on Culture Waves. Original story here.