Finally some more news on Shawn Frayne’s Windbelt

March 11, 2010 § 2 Comments

windbelt gen3I wrote about this invention featured as one of the 2007 Popular Mechanics’ Breakthrough Awards winners but never heard anything about it since.

Now news surface all over the net in hope for something more palpable. Since we last heard about it here on perfectcube Frayne has gone on to fund « Read the rest of this entry »


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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