Groundbreaking ‘spinning’ wind turbine wins UK Dyson award

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.

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