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Small Wind Turbine Wings Like a Bee

Posted By KG On November 4, 2009 @ 9:00 am In Environment,Renewable Energy,Wind Power | 3 Comments

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The Birds and the Bees have inspired one startup to send forth a hovering turbine. Green Wavelength [1], “committed to finding ways of applying nature’s solutions to our man-made energy problems,” presented its xBee [2] prototype to an entrepreneurial buzz at The Perfect Pitch 2009 [3]. This biomimetic [4] windmill sports 19-ft. wings of aluminum and carbon fiber that rotate to and fro — à la bumblebees, hummingbirds and dragonflies — to produce 1-10 kW of wind power suitable for homes and small businesses.

+ Green Wavelength [1]

Via TreeHugger [5]

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[1] Green Wavelength: http://www.greenwavelength.com/

[2] xBee: http://www.greenwavelength.com/?page_id=3

[3] The Perfect Pitch 2009: http://www.perfectbusiness.com/ThePerfectPitch/index.cfm

[4] biomimetic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biomimicry

[5] TreeHugger: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/11/flapping-wind-turbine-inspired-by-bumble-bee-wings.php

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