Impianto eolico domestico
A Wind Turbine for the Home
A low-cost micro wind turbine with an output of 500 W could become a household appliance of the future, alongside the washing machine and oven. Easy Air 500 is the brainchild of Gianluigi Perrotto from Salento who, at the age of just over twenty, has turned his idea into a business venture thanks to an American investment fund that has put 5.5 million euros into his Air Group Italy. The device will be able to exploit wind energy on a small scale, even under conditions of light and discontinuous breezes: while the blades of traditional turbines with an output of 3, 5 or 10 kW are able to produce power only when the wind is strong enough to overcome their moment of inertia, this turbine can do so in very light winds (at speeds of less than two metres a second).