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

August 30, 2011

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

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.”

The fourth title that a donor may achieve is Prometheus with their charitable donation of 60 dollars. They will receive a D.C. Revolutions desk lamp.

With a 90 dollar donation, the title of The Original and the prize of a 5”x7” laser-etched picture of a scene of their choice is awarded.

The second-to-highest category is The Artisan with the donation of 105 dollars and the donor receives an 8”x11” acrylic art piece.

The highest ranking is reached when a donation is given of 450 dollars, which is DaVinci. The donor receives for their hospitality, their choice and their (with the teamwork of D.C. Revolutions) design a unique laser-etched acrylic sculpture.

D.C. Revolutions concepts are based on the good of the people and the future of our planet and they know that changes must be implemented. They state,

“The fuel that we burn for electricity creates some of the dirtiest chemicals on the planet, which we then breathe. We don’t want to rely on finite resources forever, nor degrade our environment for future generations. However, as a society we want solutions that are elegant, affordable, and functional for years to come. The way we are operating now cannot be maintained.”

Desk lamp for DonorsPeople should be more actively involved in the salvage of our planet. If companies or individuals are held back because of lack of funds when they have invented a truly useful and sustainable product, what can we hope for in our future? Together, if we stand, we can make a difference and Crowdfunding Campaigns for companies such as D.C. Revolutions with their vertical axis wind turbine will make the world a better, greener place for everyone.

Resources: Facebook, D.C. Revolutions, and Indie GoGo


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Jennifer Shockley

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.
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