Published on August 30th, 2011 | by Jennifer Shockley


D.C. Revolutions’ Wind Turbine Prototype Seeks Public Funding

When inspiration and innovation are held back by the lack of funding what can be done?

D.C. Revolution

A company, D.C. Revolutions, has found an answer in creating a Crowdfunding Campaign in partnership with Indie GoGo.

Indie GoGo was established in 2008 and is available to help up-and-coming companies that present sustainable concepts that need financial support of the public to become implemented. These campaigns are crucial and the public should be involved because all sustainable issues should be a concern for everyone because they ultimately affect everyone.

D.C. Revolutions is a startup company in Palo Alto, CA and was founded by Durell Coleman, CEO in partnership with Dean Young, COO, and Matt Hart, Power System Integrator. They are focused on redesigning renewable energy starting with a vertical axis wind turbine. They state,

“Energy is one of the biggest challenges mankind faces. We’re designing a new style of wind turbine to help solve it,” and “We’re designing the next generation of renewable energy products to compete with conventional power sources.”

Vertical Axis Wind Turbine

The turbine meets the team’s requirements of their focus on elegance, affordability and functionality. It is designed to enhance its surroundings, be affordable to the masses and that its full potential is met in its production of energy.

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About the Author

Jennifer is originally from Colorado and has recently moved back from Michigan. She is finishing up her Master’s degree in Architecture. She is currently focusing on urban planning and sustainable design and hopes to gain employment at a design firm specializing in these areas. Jennifer also has writing experience serving as an editor for her school newspaper and college magazine. Jennifer has two cats named Prada and Dior-aptly named after her shoe obsession. You can follow Jennifer on twitter @jenshock81.

  • Guest

    Hi, this is a very interesting article.  Can I please have your opinion about the negative impacts of wind turbines on the top of buildings?
    Don’t get me wrong, I think wind turbines are a very interesting project that optimize the asset and take advantage of the height of the building. But despite all the advantages that building-integrated wind offers, there are many reasons to question its effectiveness: Turbulence, noise, vibration, risk to public life if breakage, insurance, and threat to birds.
    Thank you very much for your time!

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