From Superinnovators 06/02/24

Tunisian company Tyer Wind (f. 2017) unveiled a curious wind turbine in 2017 that emulates the flapping motion of hummingbirds to generate electricity.

The turbine features two carbon fiber wings, each 1.6 meters long, that operate in a figure-eight pattern to convert kinetic wind energy into clean power.

The pre-industrial model, tested in Tunisia, achieves a power output of 1kW and covers an area of nearly 1.11 square meters.

In a 2022 interview with datatechvibe, co-founder Anis Aouini said they aimed to bring the turbine to market by 2023 with 250kW and 1MW versions, and produce a 2MW unit by 2026, but there have been no updates since.

Note, the company’s URL currently takes you to a gambling site.

All image credits Tyer Wind

More info

https://inhabitat.com/revolutionary-flapping-wind-turbine-mimics-hummingbirds-to-produce-clean-energy/

https://datatechvibe.com/interviews/non-conventional-technologies-can-usher-in-winds-of-change/

https://solarimpulse.com/companies/tyer-wind#

https://www.facebook.com/TYERWIND

https://www.tyerwind.com/

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