Innovative Turbine

The MARS Turbine, created by Fred Ferguson, is a unique idea to make wind power easily portable.


The center of the tubine is filled with helium elevating it off the ground. The fans spin, as wind hits the turbine, generating electricity. See the image below for how it works.


A great innovative idea for a wind turbine that doesn't require a two hundred foot tower. What other designs can we substitute the current bulky infrastructure (like the tower) for something lighter and more innovative (like helium)?

Found via Cool Hunting.