Revamped Wind Turbine Takes Design Inspiration From Dragonflies [Pics]
Compact schematic might provide people with more renewable energy in the future.
As green energy technology develops, more and more designers are channeling their creativity into environmentally friendly projects. Architect Renzo Piano designed a more efficient wind turbine that operates with only two blades. Bringing Piano's design to life, ENEL Green Power, an international renewable energy corporation, started preliminary tests on the mini-wind-blade turbine in the Province of Pisa.
When compared to traditional turbines, the Dragonfly Invisible Wind Turbine can withstand stronger winds, but is also capable of functioning in low-intensity winds. The technique lies in the slim-line design of the turbines, which is developed to mimic the form of a dragonfly in flight and how it can glide through gale-force winds.