Thursday, 5 August 2010
Arttu-Matti Immonen has designed this spherical renewable energy generator which uses both solar and wind energy. Called the Aard Concept, it has flexible photovoltaic modules that collect solar energy and store it in onboard batteries. The generator revolves around its axis – without any need of turning it manually – and produces electricity through dynamos. Because it is made of lightweight aluminum, it is able to harness usable energy at low wind speeds.