Archive for the ‘maglev’ Category

WOW. Now THIS IS WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT!

July 30, 2007

Will be doing a post about the potential for Maglev Vertical Turbines up top.

It was suggested many more times the energy in the updraft and downwind drag can be achieved with a maglev VAWT on top.

Thanks to treehugger.com and others for this.

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Urbines. That’s what World Architecture News labels urban wind turbines; neat neologism.

Ben Coleman of Hamiltons Architects says that to optimise power, “integrate turbines into the design of tall buildings in such a way that the contours of the building envelope focus wind on to the turbine blades, much like the casing around a gas or water turbine.” They are doing this at Castle house, a 43 storey, 408 unit apartment building at Elephant and Castle in Southwark, London. “Three 9m wind turbines integrated into the top of the building are expected to generate sufficient power to drive the energy efficient lighting to the building, an integral part of the sustainable credentials for the building as a whole.”

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Love that wind flow drawing.

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::World Architecture News via ::Jetson Green

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Wind + Maglev = Holy Grail for Renewable Energy?

July 28, 2007

There are a few viable MAGLEV systems starting to crop up.  On e that seems to get contiually ignored is http://www.mag-wind.com with distributors going up all over the country.  But today, we get THIS:

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The Maglev Wind Turbine Power Plant contributes to the      reduction of pollution by eliminating our dependency of          fossil fueled power plants. Since carbon dioxide is absorbed  by trees, our Maglev Wind Turbine Power Plant can offset as much as 1,750,000 acres of forest. Another analogy used, is to equate the energy generated by our Power Plant to the amount generated by a barrel of oil. Maglev Wind Turbine Power Plant can generate the same amount of energy annually as 5,475,000 barrels of oil.

MAGLEV WIND TURBINE will offset emissions (pollution) from other regional sources of electricity. If we do not install our Power Plant and generate approximately 8.75 TWh of renewable energy annually, the same amount of energy generated from oil, coal or natural gas would create the following estimated emissions :

 

  • 8.7 Billion pounds of Carbon Dioxide
  • 18,000,000 pounds of Nitrogen Oxides
  • 50,400,000 pounds of Sulfur Dioxide