Energy & Power
Unlike any wind turbine you’ve ever seen: the Liam F1
By Anthony Capkun
May 27, 2014 – Rotterdam-based R&D company The Archimedes revealed today what it calls a “totally new generation of wind turbines for domestic use”, adding it will gain much more energy out of the wind than current wind turbines.
The Liam F1 Urban Wind Turbine generates an average of 1500 kWh at a wind-speed of 5m/s, says the company. Liam F1 inventor Marinus Mieremet believes he has created a new turbine that hardly has any resistance in a design that is virtually soundless. Because of its screw-form, the Liam will automatically aim to the optimal position of the wind, just like a pennant. According to Mieremet, the yield is 80% of the maximum that is theoretically feasible. In combination with solar-panels on the roof, a household could be totally self-supporting for its own energy needs, boasts Archimedes.