1st International Prize of the James Dyson Foundation. One of the winners is Nicolas Orellana, Chile

A couple of Magister students from the U. of Lancaster have won the 1st International Prize of the James Dyson Foundation. One of them is Nicolas Orellana, Chilean.

The O-Wind Turbine captures wind from any direction and, unlike traditional turbines, could be effective in cities

A ‘spinning’ turbine which can capture wind travelling in any direction and could transform how consumers generate electricity has won its two student designers a prestigious James Dyson award.

Nicolas Orellana, 36, and Yaseen Noorani, 24, both MSc students at Lancaster University, have created the O-Wind Turbine which – in a technological first – takes advantage of both horizontal and vertical winds without requiring steering.

Conventional wind turbines only capture wind travelling in one direction, and are notoriously inefficient in cities where wind trapped between buildings becomes unpredictable, making the turbines unusable.

Read more HERE at The Guardian

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