The West Australian Government is funding some trials in the hope that he can get an efficient model working. If it's developed into a consumer product, which is the plan for later next year, then they also plan to offer rebates to residents who install the device. The article is rather devoid of details, but the device looks quite attractive in an industrial way, and I would be quite happy about having a spine of these along the apex of my roof. ::ABC
An Australian invention could make cheap micro-generation via wind power far easier. Graeme Attey has designed a modular wind turbine small enough for the roof of house, and with fully enclosed blades. It seems that without large blades, more of these could fit onto a particular surface.