Friday, 25 September 2009

Aerotecture: Stackable Wind Turbines

Engineer Bill Becker, of Chicago Illinois University stands adjacent to his invented light weight stackable wind turbines on the rooftop of a campus building. As he speaks about them the turbines are spinning, we can hear in the video, a lack of any significant noise from them, whereas the traffic noise on the street below, is obnoxiously evident.

He says, they enjoy turbulent and chaotic, gusty or light winds from any direction, require little or no maintence and can be installed vertically, horizontally or even diagonally, as in the case of a slopeing roof.

He is encouraging architects and building designers to intergrate these turbines directly into buildings thus creating "distributed power based Aerotecture."
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