The DualWingGenerator comprises a vertical column supporting a bottom and top pair of wings to total 250 cm (98.4 in) across
As the wind blows, the wings move in opposing directions, the bottom wings moving upwards as the top pair moves downwards, or vice-versa
Festo tested the effectiveness of the DualWingGenerator alongside two similarly-sized conventional wind turbines
Festo aims to lessen the system's dependence on the strength of the wind through what it describes as intelligent control technology
Festo has applied the same methodology used in its robotic SmartBird to harvest energy from the wind
Back in 2011, Festo created a natural-flight mimicking bionic seagull with flapping wings dubbed SmartBird. The company is now looking to apply similar principles in order to convert wind power into electricity with its DualWingGenerator system.
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