Tunisian innovators have looked to the past for inspiration from sails on ships to come up with designs for new bladeless turbines.
A start-up known as Saphon Energy has developed a new turbine design which is quieter, safer and more efficient than traditional wind turbines and is capable of capturing twice as much wind energy.
37-year-old engineer Anis Aouini leads the Tunis-based firm. He says that they looked to the old technology used by sailors of the ancient civilisation of Carthage for inspiration.
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