raises steals 2 million US-dollar for City Windmills with a 90 dollar “do it yourself” wind turbine from the internet.
Since 2010 David Mapley is advertising himself as the CEO of City Windmills. In the process, he raised 2 million USD from investors and operated on the fraudulent London GXG stock market (mirror). He promoted his company on different channels.
When you watch all of the youtube material and visit the City Windmills website, it becomes apparent that it never gets to the point concerning the actual product itself. No spec sheet no testing reports or certification, not even a real product photo, and that after almost ten years of existence. Only brave talk and no substance. The only thing we see is a picture and a youtube film of an amateurish prototype.
Just google DIY vertical axis wind turbines, and you will get full building plans of even more sophisticated turbines.
A wind turbine or wind mill are not the same thing, they are actually very unique and different in many ways. The windmill was made to help pump water and grind grain very similar to the water wheel (to mill). In contrast to the wind turbine which was made to produce energy for a clean and safe environment. Both the windmill and the wind turbine have their own features, which can help uncover their distinctions. Mixing the up (as David Mapley does), indicates a lack of knowledge in this direction.
Speaking of vertical axis windmills. This type of wind turbine is not an invention of David Mapley nor his team, as a matter of fact, this type of wind turbine is called a Persian horizontal windmill and already exists for more than 1,000 years. No idea how he wants to get a patent for this, as mentioned in one of his investment pitches.
City Windmills is just another fraudulent investment trap created by David Mapley and a very successful one, given he managed to steal 2 million dollars from investors. City Windmills is now long gone. The addresses are still on the website, but there is nothing there.