Inflatable Wind Turbines

07-03-2018 wales96
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We are used to seeing in half mount large wind power generators with blades of several meters. In Israel, a group of researchers has developed a system of rotors for wind turbines from tissues, remain flexible, light and with a very low cost of manufacture. The idea has been one of five prizes of $ 100,000 granted by General Electric in the "ecomagination Challenge: Powering the Grid".

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Winflex is based on a large inflatable wheel maintains pressure through a central inflation system. The blades are anchored in the center of the rotor wheel, as if it were a boat.

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This innovative flexible impeller reduces both installation costs and the repayment of investment 3-4 years without subsidies.

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Its creator is the scientist Vladimir Kliatzkin, with over 40 years experience in energy production and storage systems for aircraft, hybrid systems and internal combustion engines.

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The idea has been awarded $ 100,000 by General Electric in the global initiative "Ecomagination Challenge: Powering the Grid".

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Back to the winners of the "ecomagination Challenge: Powering the Grid"