non-rotative wind generator takes on turbine wind generators’ efficiency

October 15, 2007 § 7 Comments

windbelt generator close-up

Windbelt, membrane wind generator by Shawn Frayne

Shawn Frayne, a 28-year-old inventor based in Mountain View, Calif., saw the need for small-scale wind power to juice LED lamps and radios in the homes of the poor. Usual wind turbines don’t scale down well – there’s too much friction in the gearbox and other components. « Read the rest of this entry »

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