Jet turbine inspired wind turbine
For the most part, designs for large-scale wind turbines have been consistent for decades. But one company is trying to break the traditional three-blade fan turbine look. Seen here is a model of FloDesign Wind Turbines' wind generator which uses a shroud behind the spinning blades to concentrate the wind. By squeezing the wind through the turbine, it boosts the power output, according to the company. The company tested a full-size prototype on Deer Island in the Boston Harbor as part of a testing process.
March 5, 2012 3:59 AM PST
Photo by: Martin LaMonica/CNET
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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