By Shane McGlaun
In the words of the immortal Kermit the Frog, it ain’t easy being green. In sunny climates, you can use solar panels to capture free power and in windy locations, you can make electricity using wind. The catch is that neither of those methods are all that efficient at producing electricity and they make the area where they are installed look bad.
Green Energy Technologies has announced a new wind power generator called the WindCube that is smaller than the typical wind generator and designed to sit on the roof of a building in urban and rural areas.
The WindCube measures 22 x 22 x 12 feet and a single unit generates up to 60kW of power. The device is designed using the Bernoulli Principal to capture wind and amplify it allowing for energy production at wind speeds of only 5 mph. The maker says that at an average wind speed of 15 mph, the WindCube will make about 160,000 kWh of power per year.