Omnidirectional wind turbine claims first in James Dyson Awards

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An omnidirectional wind turbine meant to hang from skyscraper balconies has won first prize in the 2018 James Dyson Awards.

According to New Atlas, the O-Wind Turbine — a crooked, vented spherical device — is designed to generate electricity in the chaotic wind conditions of urban areas.
Modern cities and their skyscrapers alter wind patterns, causing three-dimensional vortices where wind is constantly changing directions.
Taking inspiration from NASA's "tumbleweed" technology, a team from Lancaster University designed a turbine with a somewhat spherical shape, covered in vents that have large inlets and small outlets for air to pass through.
Because of Bernoulli's principle, differences in pressure cause the turbine to rotate clockwise around a single fixed axis regardless of which direction the wind comes from.

The rotational energy from the turbine can then be used to run a generator and produce electricity.

According to team member Nicolas Gonzalo, the device could allow, "people living in apartments to generate their own electricity."
RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. O-Wind turbine and wind blowing through city
2. O-Wind turbine design
3. O-Wind turbine rotating regardless of wind direction
4. O-Wind turbine hanging from apartment balconies

VOICEOVER (in English):
"The O-Wind Turbine — a crooked, vented spherical device — is designed to generate electricity in the chaotic wind conditions of modern urban metropolises."
"Taking inspiration from NASA's "tumbleweed" technology, a team from Lancaster University designed a turbine with a somewhat spherical shape, covered in vents that has large inlets and small outlets for air to pass through."
"Because of Bernoulli's principle, differences in pressure cause the turbine to rotate clockwise around a single fixed axis regardless of which direction the wind comes from."

"The rotational energy from the turbine can then be used to run a generator and produce electricity."

SOURCES: New Atlas
https://newatlas.com/2018-dyson-award-winner-o-wind-turbine/57221/