The Archimedes Wind Turbine  

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Grist has a look at a wind turbine which looks like it could have been designed by Viktor Schauberger - This wind turbine will power your apartment without keeping you up at night.

The nautilus shell took time off from fitness-namesake duty to inspire The Liam F1 Urban Wind Turbine, which we are renaming The Not-So-Little Turbine That Could. Dutch firm The Archimedes designed the swirl-shaped windmill to be way quieter and more efficient than others (plus, it’s blue!). The firm says the turbine can generate 80 percent of the maximum possible energy yield, a big jump from the typical 25 to 50 percent. Hot damn.

PSFK thinks it’ll be great for your apartment, but at five feet wide, it might not exactly fit on your Brooklyn fire escape. At least the noise won’t wake you up in the middle of the night, which is one of the big drawbacks of most residential wind turbines/randy apartment neighbors.

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Anonymous   says 4:22 PM

How much does it cost? How much electricity can it generate at different wind speeds? How much wind is needed to generate it's maximum output? Is it on sale now?

Just as DaVinci said take your inspiration from nature 1000's of yrs of evolution to make the mesh to the environment seamless, this design is perfect example of this DaVinci quote....

DaVinci always said to make the best most efficient designs take inspiration from nature as they did here using the inside of a seashell if cut in half for this turbine, I think it's great for small tight areas but love the 'Maglev' VAWT and HAWT turbines, Super efficient and the rare earth magnets make the ability for them to spin without friction of as many sets of bearings to slow them in low winds....

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