AeroCam Turbine

The "$1 per Watt" barrier may not sound as impressive as the soundbarrier, but this next-gen wind turbine is the first, and has anunusual design. The AeroCam's horizontal-axis, flat-blade shape hasblades that're dynamically angled to maximize wind-catching. It's alsocompact, so can fit into urban environments, and captures wind from anydirection. Plus, AeroCam turbines make less noise and vibration thanconventional ones, wear out less quickly and cost less to build. Theymay even be cheaper than solar panels, so it seems like a win-win-win.

Source: gizmodo.comAdded: 24 June 2008