the ‘eco whisper’ silent wind turbine
installed at geelong in victoria, australia, the ‘eco whisper‘ is an innovative wind turbine that generates
virtually no noise pollution. the device’s automatic slew drive system changes the direction of the turbine
to face into the wind, generating electricity even from relatively light breezes.
‘eco whisper’ is rated for the production of 20kW of electricity. standing 21.1-meters tall and 6.5-meters in diameter,
the turbine comprises 30 blades fanning out from a central hub, with both components made from aluminum.
the design reduces the probability of harm to birdlife, as well as offers a lower start-up speed and increased ability
to collect wind. these attributes, in addition to its lack of noise, make the device suitable for a greater range of locations
on and off the grid, including in urban environments.
a hinged pole design enables the turbine to be easily lowered for maintenance or during extreme weather, to prevent damage.
full views of the ‘eco whisper’
images via gizmag
technical diagram, illustrating the hinge mechanism