October 17th, 2007

Viridian

Innovative new wind-power design...

Shawn Frayne harnesses aeroelastic flutter -- a phenomenon related to the kind of resonant vibration that tore apart the Takoma Narrows Bridge -- to produce power.

The idea was to produce a generator for lighting in Haiti, at a price point of $2 to $5. He also suggests that these "wind belts" could be put into ducts, to power the kinds of sensors that have to be deployed throughout an efficient building in order to monitor and control internal climate.
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