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Turbine-less wind power uses vibro

concepts designed by Cornell Professor Francis Moon, a mechanical engineer.  The wind panels integrate with piezoelectric material to convert the mechanical energy intoWind energy research electricity.  The research project requires a multi-disciplinary collaboration of experts in nonlinear vibrations,
fluid mechanics, computer fabrication, sensor mechanics, and architectural design.  …

…   “He created a panel of 25 pads that oscillate in the wind, much the way leaves vibrate when a gust of air sifts through a tree.”   …

Via New York Times: Innovative Ideas.

Professor Francis Moon at Cornell Univ.

Vibro-Wind Power-Alternative Wind Energy Systems for Commercial and Home Buildings (PDF).

Wind power screen

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