Mini wind turbine generates power in light winds, mimics dragonfly


An innovative new design in wind turbines is being tested and is aimed at the home or small business market. Designed to be inconspicuous, the Dragonfly can produce electricity even in very light winds. Also, big wind turbines can afford electronics or special designs that shut down the turbine if wind speeds get too high. Small turbines haven’t been able to do that, until now. However, the dragonfly apparently can.

The turbine has been designed to have a minimal visual impact and has only two blades, rather than the more usual three. when the turbine is not turning, the blades align vertically with the mast. in the total absence of wind, the turbine is capable of blending perfectly into the surrounding environment, being reduced to the slim vertical line of the tower