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Romanian inventor looking to bring “butterfly” hydro device to market #energy #renewable #hydro

Romanian inventor looking to bring “butterfly” hydro device to market #energy #renewable #hydro

Bogdan Andrei from Romania is an inventor who describes himself as “a non-conformist thinker, which allows him to find solutions to different mechanical problems. Along with his brother, he has invented and applied for an international patent (pending) for what could be the most efficient hydroelectric turbine. The story started a year ago when Bogdan was talking with his brother about renewable energy and the technologies used. “We agreed that there is huge potential and I told him: ‘But I have something which could be used to harness the water in streams’”. Bogdan’s concept was inspired by a butterfly, which when it has its wings closed is able to stand without getting blown away by the wind, but on opening its wings can fly even in low winds. He saw that there was an opportunity to develop a small hydro turbine which could expose a maximum surface when in the direction ...

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