The Saphonian bladeless wind turbine draws inspiration from the design of a ship’s sails

Saphonian bladeless turbine boasts impressive efficiency, low cost

By Adam Williams

November 7, 2012

Tunisian green energy startup Saphon Energy has created a new bladeless wind turbine which draws inspiration from the design of a ship’s sails, and promises to convert the kinetic energy of the wind into electricity at up to double the efficiency – and half the cost – of a typical wind turbine.

Dubbed the “Saphonian,” in honor of an ancient wind divinity worshiped by the Carthaginian Mediterranean culture which predated modern Tunisia, the current iteration of bladeless wind turbine is the second prototype developed by the company thus far.

Read more: Saphonian bladeless turbine boasts impressive efficiency, low cost — gizmag.

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