About the Author
Victor Lyatkher is a professor, engineer, and inventor and has worked for over thirty years in the wind and hydro-power industry. Educated in Moscow and Leningrad, Dr. Lyatkher has developed and patented numerous processes and machines which deal mainly with renewable energy sources such as tidal power, water turbines, and vertical axis wind turbines. He developed a new method of forecasting long-term variations in the level of the Caspian Sea and designed a new kind of low head turbine. He has been the recipient of several prizes and awards for his accomplishments, including the Prize of the Council of Ministers of the USSR, the Award of the Indian Society of Earthquake Technology, and five medals (in gold, silver and bronze) of the All Union USSR Exhibition. He has published numerous books (in Russian) on the subject of renewable energy, and was the original inventor of the helical turbine, patented in the USSR in 1983.