Harness the wind with the Ridgeblade roof catcher

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by Mike
Posted November 6th, 2009 at 2:13 pm

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If I had a million dollars….*insert lofty and creative dream here…*

If I had a million dollars, (or more) I would strive to build one of the most technologically advanced and green houses possible. Any way to save energy and money while being a geek haven would ensure that I never left my house. Why would I need to? While I am quite far from such results, having a green home can be relatively affordable and cheap. You can take one small step at a time and work towards that uber house you seek. Take for example the “Ridgeblade” (pictured right).

Harnessing wind power is nothing new nor is the idea of individual consumers harnessing said power. The most typical use of wind harnessing is that of fans on long poles. Up above our heads the air moves at a pretty decent clip meaning more revolutions for the fan and more energy. Having large poles that can be 50+ feet high aren’t exactly something a neighborhood association is going to approve for your subdivision. Thankfully the Ridgeblade comes in handy. It is a compact yet efficient tool you can affix to your roof. The real draw here of course is the super small size and it’s extremely quiet and efficient operation. So how much for a set up like this? Well, it’s still in the testing phase so the earliest you’ll be able to get your hands on one is mid-late 2010 if testing goes well. *Sigh*

Gadget Venue > Red Ferret

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