Mike McInturff on Wind Power

September 24, 2012| Engines|1 Minute|By AAG

Mike McInturff describes a novel system for generating energy from wind power. The “Roto-Wind” system he’s developed utilizes triangular rotors mounted on rotating vertical shafts that drive electric engines mounted at the base of each shaft.

According to McInturff, the system is capable of generating megawatts of electrical energy in the same manner as a conventional wind-turbine, but requires less space to do so. He indicates that while a full-size generator may cost up to $15 million to develop, smaller models can be created that demonstrate the efficiency of this wind power design at a reasonable prototyping cost.