Tyer Wind, a Tunisian startup dedicated to research in the field of wind energy, has designed a wind turbine inspired by the wings of a hummingbird that is much more compact and quiet than conventional, recommended for residential areas. This new wind turbine marks a revolutionary advance in the field of mechanics.
This new design mimics the movement of the wings of the hummingbird, which stands out for its speed and efficiency in flight. The hummingbird can flap its wings 55 to 75 times per second, with a technique that allows it to stay aloft using less energy.
Until recently, scientists were limited in their ability to translate the movement of animals and humans into machines, according to Tyer Wind. In the wind power industry, this limitation has resulted in relatively inefficient and simple turbines. They use a new technology called 3D Aouin kinematics, which dramatically reduces the size of the blades and drastically reduces the noise they generate.
It has two vertical axis carbon fiber wings measuring 1.60 m each. They take up less space than conventional ones but also generate less energy, 1 kW.
Hassine Labaied, partner and co-founder of Tyer Wind, says this is the first time that a mechanical device has successfully imitated the movement of a hummingbird.
In the video we can see a prototype which is currently being tested in Tunisia. They assure that their first tests in terms of energy efficiency, aerodynamic behavior and resistance of the material are encouraging.
At the moment, we do not know their manufacturing plans, nor their possible price.
+ Information: Wind Tyer