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The Segmented Ultralight Morphing Rotor Could Fold Up During Storms

 - Jan 29, 2016
References: share.sandia.gov & gizmag
The market for sustainable energy is only increasing despite the current low-cost of oil, which is evident with this wind turbine design aptly titled the Segmented Ultralight Morphing Rotor (SUMR). Packing the functionality to fold up during inclement weather to help prevent damage to the delicate blades, the SUMR also offers additional benefits to brands and consumers. The segmented design aesthetic of the SUMR blades allows them to be manufactured pieces and transported accordingly, which solves the problem of having to build and transport traditionally awkward wind turbine blades.

With energy demands increasing and consumers expecting brands to create and/or power devices with sustainable energy, the SUMR wind turbine design could revolutionize the renewable energy market.