31 Mar '12, 11am

Cleveland Indians Score Another Green Hit With Innovative Helix Turbine, A Baseball First

Cleveland Indians Score Another Green Hit With Innovative Helix Turbine, A Baseball First

© Corbin-Hillman Communications . The new turbine on the Cleveland Indians baseball stadium. An innovative wind turbine reminiscent of an IKEA collapsible lamp has been installed on the roof of the Cleveland Indians baseball stadium, ready to begin churning out energy on opening day, April 5. The 18-foot-wide helix turbine, designed by Cleveland State University professor Dr. Majid Rashidi , isn't a huge hitter, power-wise: It will generate approximately 40,000 kilowatt-hours per year, enough for four homes. Compact, Cost-Effective, And Consistent What Rashidi's design does have going for it is its compact size, cost-effectiveness, and ability to generate power consistently in an urban environment where wind speeds can be too variable and turbulent to make traditional turbines truly effective, as TreeHugger Mat wrote in a previous article about using the technology on city...

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