Savonius Wind Turbines

A Savonius is a type of vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) generator invented in 1922 by Sigurd Johannes Savonius from Finland though similar wind turbine designs had been attempted in previous centuries. ┬áThe Savonius is a drag-type VAWT which operates in the same way as a cup anemometer (pictured below). Looking at the anemometer, it … Continue reading Savonius Wind Turbines