Can Domestic Wind Turbines Be Attractive?

Although councils are becoming more receptive to people putting up domestic wind turbines, they are still quite unattractive and that’s where RidgeBlade comes in.

RidgeBlade is a wind-power system that can be fitted to buildings, including houses, with a minimum visual impact. The system works with the slope of the roof channelling the wind into the ‘micro-generation system’ which is amde up of cylindrical turbines positioned horizontally along the apex of a sloping roof.

RidgeBlade

Designed by a former Rolls Royce turbine engineer under the wing of UK-based The Power Collective, RidgeBlade works in even low wind conditions it won the EUR 500,000 Green Challenge Prize Picnic ’09 in Amsterdam.

Spotted via: Springwise.

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