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Originally posted by svetlana84
reply to post by mr10k
I guess what reitze means: if the poles had leaves they would bend even more in wind, bacause of the bigger air resistance. While we at it: lets hook some solar panel leaves on it, to get more electricity out.
Anyway, i like the concept, looks nice and organic. Not so sure How efficient it would be, but it s worth a try.
Originally posted by xDeadcowx
reply to post by svetlana84
I like the leaves idea!
They could use the concept from this Thread
13 year old makes solar power breakthrough by harnessing the Fibonacci sequence
Solar panel leaves to increase wind resistance, and solar energy from the leaves.
Wind power and solar power in one, talk about efficient.
Originally posted by Patriotsrevenge
Originally posted by cerebralassassins
Now thats one place i would not want to be in or around during a lighting storm.
Isn't it funny how everyone ignores the fact that lightning could provide a lot of extra power to any city. We have two large TV and Radio towers that get struck every time a storm comes through. Seems like free power to me.
Originally posted by charlyv
I really have a problem with the mechanical physics.
Let's say you have a 30 second sustained airburst of about 20mph, and you are comparing one of these whips to a standard wind turbine. Side by side
The whip will bend, produce electricity as it bends, but will ultimately stay bent until the gust of wind subsides.
While motionless as it stays bent, there will be no further energy produced.
After completion, a Windstalk should be able to produce as much electricity as a single wind turbine, with the advantage that output could be increased with a denser array of stalks. Density is not possible with conventional turbines, which need to be spaced about three times the rotor's diameter in order to avoid air turbulence. But Windstalks work on chaos and turbulence so they can be installed much closer together, said Núñez-Ameni.