Encore’s SideWinder is “radically-different than any other wind turbine technology being offered today and targets the most lucrative and currently untapped market for wind power: the low wind-speed ROOFTOP WIND market — harnessing clean wind energy on top of mini-malls and buildings around the world.” Video demonstration after the jump.

The shutters/louvers are made out of high-strength low-weight carbon composites and right now, because of the varying wind speeds and wind gusts that will change the RPM of the power take-off shaft — we plan to connect the SideWinder’s central rotating mast with gears to a DC generator whose DC output is then sent through a high-power DC-AC inverter to give the end-user the AC power it needs

Encore’s SideWinder is “radically-different than any other wind turbine technology being offered today and targets the most lucrative and currently untapped market for wind power: the low wind-speed ROOFTOP WIND market — harnessing clean wind energy on top of mini-malls and buildings around the world.” Video demonstration after the jump.

The shutters/louvers are made out of high-strength low-weight carbon composites and right now, because of the varying wind speeds and wind gusts that will change the RPM of the power take-off shaft — we plan to connect the SideWinder’s central rotating mast with gears to a DC generator whose DC output is then sent through a high-power DC-AC inverter to give the end-user the AC power it needs