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Re: New take on wind energy?
Honestly, without a much better explanation of how it works I don't see it...
And there are a lot of claims that don't add up.
1) breaking the Betz limit is theoretically impossible. This is the point at which the wind around the system stops moving due to extracting all the motive power from the wind. So it would have to operate in a still air environment...
2) easily stored energy... They claim they can do this by the use of hydrolics. But any wind turbine can be plumbed as a hydrolic pump just as easily as to drive a generator. The technology has been around for centuries.
3) for the life of me I can't think of how a non-moving part can generate electricity. Maybe I am missing something, but....
Last edited by Stumble; 07-02-2012 at 05:56 PM.