Sign up for a free trial of News Direct’s animated news graphics at http://newsdirect.nma.com.tw/Reuters.aspx
A wind power company, SheerWind, from Minnesota USA has announced its new Invelox wind power generation technology.
The company says its turbine could generate six times more energy than the amount produced by traditional turbines mounted on towers.
Invelox does not rely on high wind speeds.
It captures wind at any speed, even as low as 2 miles per hour.
The wind captured is then funneled through a duct where it picks up speed.
The resulting kinetic energy will drive the generator on the ground level and produces electricity.
Invelox is said to be able to generate higher power with reduced generation costs. It also requires less land as the towers used are shorter and smaller, with no moving parts.