Heath Evdemon and the Future Factory team with one of the full-size airfoils from the new Wind Harvester system
Heath Evdemon demonstrates the reciprocating motion of the new Wind Harvester
A scale model of the Wind Harvester - as the wind catches a horizontal airfoil, it's raised until it reaches a certain point, then the angle of the blade alters and it's forced downward, and the process repeats
Heath Evdemon has designed a new kind of wind turbine based on reciprocating motion that's currently being scaled up into a full-size prototype with the help of the Future Factory project
From huge kites to sea-bound flywheels and roof-top installations to tree-like art creations, we've seen many different approaches to capturing energy from the wind. One design, though, reigns supreme - the tri-blade turbine tower. It's not exactly a trouble-free life at the top and there are those who do not look upon these monsters favorably, most often complaining about the noise and the not so picturesque view. With support from Nottingham Trent University's Future Factory project, Heath Evdemon is currently building a new type of wind turbine called the Wind Harvester that's claimed to be virtually silent, doesn't need to loom high over the landscape and can operate in a variety of wind conditions.
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