British company Wind Power Limited has unveiled the latest embodiment of its Aerogenerator project, visualized by architects Grimshaw and designed by Arup, a British engineering firm. Arup’s design for 10 MW Wind Turbine, Aerogenerator X is inspired by floating oil platform technology and mimics a spinning sycamore leaf. For the detailed design of the Aerogenerator that can rotate on its axis and would stretch nearly 275m from blade tip to tip. Arup has to work with an academic consortium backed by blue-chip companies including Rolls-Royce, Shell and BP. It is expected that the first machine will be built by 2013-14 following two years of testing.
- NBM&CW December 2010