13 Apr '12, 11pm

Corkscrew Wind Turbine Now Powering Cleveland Indians Stadium

Corkscrew Wind Turbine Now Powering Cleveland Indians Stadium

This is an interesting one. A newly patented ‘corkscrew’ wind turbine designed by Cleveland State University (CSU) mechanical engineering professor Dr. Majid Rashidi is now helping to power the Cleveland Indians’ stadium. It was put in place about one week ago. What’s up with the corkscrew design? I’ll let Dr. Rashidi explain: “The easiest way to explain it is this: there are two wind turbines hanging on both sides of the spiral,” Dr. Rashidi says. “When air passes by the spiral, it gently deflects the wind towards the turbines to power them. If the spiral were not there, the air molecules would typically miss the turbines entirely.” And this isn’t the Cleveland Indians’ first groundbreaking renewable energy project. The Indians was also the first Major League Baseball (MLB) team to incorporate solar panels into its stadium design, which it did back in 2007. Clean Energy C...

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