May 26, 2011

Mekaro Spiral Magnus Wind Turbine Live Video

Mekaro’s Spiral Magnus Wind Turbine Live Video.

Click the photo below to see the 11.5m Spiral Magnus wind turbine LIVE in action at Ogata village, Akita, Japan.

The Spiral Magnus wind turbine uses the Magnus effect. Instead of the conventional propeller blades, it has cylindrical blades with fins attached around the blade in a spiral, which provides multiple benefits

  1. Low rotational speeds - one-sixth of propeller type wind turbines
    check in the live video
  2. Low noise levels – barely audible over the natural wind noise
  3. Reduced chances of bird strikes due to low speeds