orb structure is more efficient and more quiet than your run of the mill three-blade turbine, and is powerful enough to provide some of the energy for your home.
Ok I had a few other puns for the title, but I liked that one best. My next best started with the line "let's get rolling." Yeah, not so good. But enough about one-liners.
The design of this new wind turbine can take advantage of very low wind speeds, so it provides power even on a not-so-windy day. Pretty good for small-scale energy solutions. Plus it's infinitely more fun than a pinwheel. When used right, it can provide partial power to homes, and maybe even communities and public facilities.
Get some balls, go green.
- Introducing the Windbelt: a cheaper, efficient micro-turbine power source
- NIMBY Syndrome: lawsuits against windmills
Via Home Energy.