“Instead of harvesting wind energy with rotating blades, the Saphonian uses a sort of round sail held in a frame.

A wind turbine design that might create less conflicts with birds for CBF’s magnificent facility?

Learn more at Dvice.com.
Check out the Zero Blade Technology idea at Saphon Energy.

From TEDGLOBAL 2012 talk. No video yet:

Yes, there are still many questions to be answered, he acknowledges. But tests are promising and suggest that the system might be twice as efficient as the original system. “On top of that, it is bird-friendly, almost silent, and it offers a good visual integration into the landscape.”

Labaied concludes his short talk optimistically and poetically: “Some of you might think it’s too good to be true. but the history of human evolution has taught us that nothing is out of reach.


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