Portland startup Genesis Wind applies concepts from automobile technology to create novel wind turbines.
"It's just like with a car, you have a piston moving up and down," [entrepreneur Harry] Lee said.
The Genesis turbine takes the radial movement of the wind turbine and transfers that energy the piston, which generates electricity.
Lee said the result is a smaller, lighter, cheaper turbine that doesn't require the maintenance that traditional turbines do.
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