Solar Powered Wind Turbine With A New Set Of Spinning Solar Blades

Scientists from the University of Liverpool have upgraded an everyday wind turbine with innovative set of spinning solar blades. The entire team, led by Dr. Joe King, unveiled an innovative solution to perplex critics who state wind turbines are useful only while the wind is blowing. Well, their design even doubles the functionality of conventional turbines by integrating photovoltaic technology. The team however faced some problems. There was a real anxiety that the turbines could blind aircraft pilots and anyone living in the vicinity. Besides this, on hot days, the turbines would create lethal solar rays, which could set buildings on fire if concentrated. In order to cope up with such issues, scientists invented a tinted solar panel that does not mirror sunbeams. The team is now resolving on where to install their model solar wind turbine. “We are confident that we could transform the world’s vital renewable energy needs”, said Dr. King.

Designer : Scientists from the University of Liverpool via [Inhabitat]

Solar Powered Wind Turbine

Solar Powered Wind Turbine

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14 thoughts on “Solar Powered Wind Turbine With A New Set Of Spinning Solar Blades

  1. Why not just have the solar panels on the ground under the wind turbines where they work most effectively?
    There is plenty of space there…. think people think

    Possibly have something on the ground that generates more wind by collecting heat from the solar rays to heat air and therefore generate more wind for turbines……could be easier ways to make this stuff work well 😉

    • The only problem with this is that it would take up too much area to build solar panels on the ground. Constructing them onto the wind turbines essentially "kills two birds with one stone".

    • Um so now what we going to replace blades on all these windmills seems like a waste. Why not just attach solar panels to the pole half way up or somthing. I doubt there going to notice much difference.

  2. The material of the solar panel is fragile and not as flexible as the carbon/glass/kevlar fiber & will be teared off by strong wind when the turbines are rolling. High maintain cost when put them on the wind turbine.

  3. Hey guys, you missed the pole. Wrap around panels. In fact, given that the texture of the panels may not be ideal for catching wind, it may be a better place to put them. You're not going to get a lot out of solar anyway given the angle you have to put them on.

  4. Liquid poop and grass clippings and water to make methane to power a generator would work good. Lots of energy in out houses going to waste. How much methane could you get from a outhouse. How many people are useing outhouses on hot summer days with wasted methane inside. People are breathing wasted methane as they sit there and make more.

  5. Can u please show me the model which the wires were set to maintain the wind turbines. Eg. If the turbines turns it may twists the wires so I kindly request to please show the model.

  6. i don't know why the whole trunk of the wind turbine could not be covered in solar panels, also i would put them out in the ocean , and design the turbine tower to have open arch at the bottom in the ocean, to be able to add a wave or tide turbine attachments, catching three types of energy in one product .

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