28 Sep '14, 3pm

Bird-Friendly Saphonian Wind Turbine Ditches Blades for a More Efficient, Less Expensive Design

Bird-Friendly Saphonian Wind Turbine Ditches Blades for a More Efficient, Less Expensive Design

More efficient and less expensive than its bladed counterparts, the turbine costs almost half as much to manufacture. The technology was patented in Tunisia in September of 2010, and received its international patent in March of this year. Currently, Saphon is seeking a partner to produce the Saphonian for the market. They hope to finalize their search by the end of 2012, and estimate that the turbine will reach the market within two years. In Tunisia alone, the Saphonian could potentially produce up to 20% of the country’s domestic energy. With that kind of potential, it is exciting to think of how the turbine could inflate the renewable energy market in the United States.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/the-saphonian-wind-turbine-ditches-b...

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