Otago Polytechnic

Wind Turbine


OP installs innovative wind turbine

A revolutionary single-blade wind turbine designed for domestic use by Dunedin’s Powerhouse Wind Limited has been installed on the roof of an Otago Polytechnic building in an effort to cut down on energy use.  

Powerhouse Wind has been working with Otago Polytechnic to develop its innovative Thinair turbine from a promising field test prototype into a fully-developed product ready for market; a dream which came into fruition three months ago. 

Powerhouse Wind Director Bill Currie says the turbine generated enough to power a ''normal household'' on a ''good day''.

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