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The first ever hybrid wind-and-solar generator

Posted by Lindy on August 28, 2008

The swiss firm, Greentecno, has supplied a test generator free of charge to CAPE Town’s N2 Gateway low-cost housing project.

“The beauty of this machine, and what sets it apart, is that we are producing energy from both solar and wind power,” Brad Koton said (the operating officer from the Swiss firm). “It’s the only vertical wind turbine and solar power hybrid in the world.”

Koton said the design of the wind turbine allowed it to start producing power at much lower wind speeds than conventional turbines.

This is a link to the article in the South Africa Times


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