July 26, 2011
CategoriesWind Turbines

Another type of turbine developed at about the same time as the Darrieus was the Savonius turbine, developed in Finland by S. J. Savonius. This is anothervertical axis machine which needs no orientation into the wind. Alternative energy enthusiasts often build this turbine from used oil barrels by cutting the barrels in half lengthwise and welding the two halves back together offset from…

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