This week’s Crowdfunding Pick Of The Week comes from a Seattle Kickstarter project called Pterofin. Pterofin is a green energy project by Wallace Kempkey of Seattle. Pterofin started out as a kinetic art sculpture and has evolved into a serious green energy project.
Pterofin is an innovative approach at creating power using natural wind or water energy currents based on biomimicry. Birds and fish are extremely efficient at using energy to create motion in a surrounding fluid, so why not try to create energy by using that same motion in a moving fluid?
Source: Seattle Tacoma News, January 31, 2013.