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.
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.
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