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Small Wind Turbine Wings Like a Bee
Posted By KG On November 4, 2009 @ 9:00 am In Renewable Energy,Wind Power | 3 Comments
The Birds and the Bees have inspired one startup to send forth a hovering turbine. Green Wavelength , “committed to finding ways of applying nature’s solutions to our man-made energy problems,” presented its xBee  prototype to an entrepreneurial buzz at The Perfect Pitch 2009 . This biomimetic  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.
Via TreeHugger 
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URLs in this post:
 Green Wavelength: http://www.greenwavelength.com/
 xBee: http://www.greenwavelength.com/?page_id=3
 The Perfect Pitch 2009: http://www.perfectbusiness.com/ThePerfectPitch/index.cfm
 biomimetic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biomimicry
 TreeHugger: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/11/flapping-wind-turbine-inspired-by-bumble-bee-wings.php
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