The invention is a new turbine structure having a housing that rotates. The housing has a sidewall, and turbine blades are attached to a sidewall portion. The turbine may be completely open in the center, allowing space for solids and debris to be directed out of the turbine without jamming the spinning blades/sidewall. The turbine may be placed in a generator for generation of electrical current.
The research on aspects of this invention was undertaken under Department of Energy Contract number DE-SC0001698. The U.S. government may have rights in the invention as specified in that contract.