In the summer and fall in Southeast Asia typhoons bring heavy rainfall and strong winds. The CYCLONE CATCHER was designed to turn the fierce wind and water into energy. Generally, small wind turbines can't withstand the strong wind speeds caused by typhoons and are often damaged or destroyed. The CYCLONE CATCHER is composed of a triangular outer wall for stability with a hydroelectric power system and a wind power system. The wind power system contains a generator, an accelerator, and an emergency deceleration device to produce power during a typhoon. The Hydroelectric power system, with its generators, water tanks, and pumps, uses the water collected during typhoons to produce power during calm weather.
Designed by: Chih-Ting Yeh and Lang-Wen Ma of National Taiwan University of Science and Technology