A Spanish company has designed a revolutionary way to harness wind energy based on aeroelasticity — according to Wikipedia, it’s the branch of physics and engineering that studies the interactions between the inertial, elastic, and aerodynamic forces that occur when an elastic body is exposed to a fluid flow. And it’s poised to revolutionize the renewable energy industry.
Bladeless, a wind generator without blades, is far more practical, more environmentally- and nature-friendly, and efficient than the traditional blade turbines. It doesn’t require strong winds to oscillate and generate energy. Since it has no moving parts it is easier to manufacturer and maintain. Recall environmentalists complaining about the hazards traditional wind turbines pose against migrating birds, not to mention blight, Bladeless should address those issues.
It’s a great alternative for countries in the Pacific, who wish to augment their fossil fuel-based energy generation, who are constantly exposed to high winds but don’t have the real estate (or funds) to invest in traditional wind turbines.
Watch this video from Vortex.
Also check out this article from UpWorthy last May.