A recent posting on Engadget about a new spherical wind turbine design by "the Swedish company Home Energy" caught my attention:
I wanted more information, so I started following links back the chain of blogs - sort of a game of telephone - looking for a link to the company that makes these. No luck. So I turned to Google, and quickly found Home Energy International, a Dutch company. It's amazing to me that none of the previous bloggers did any fact checking - something always to bear in mind when reading blogs...
Anyway - a few of the specs for the turbine:
- Rated power, 10 m/s wind: 100W
- Max power, 17 m/s wind: 500W
Update: All Small Wind Turbines has a list of small wind turbines. Cool!