New Wind Turbine Design Can Triple Energy Production

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PostMon Jun 27, 2011 11:00 pm » by Fracturedpsyche



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“Wind Lens” Turbines Could Boost Energy Generation 3X

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Forget about traditional tri-blade wind turbines — the ultra-efficient turbine of the future might look completely different if Kyushu University professor Yuji Ohya has anything to say about it. Ohya and his team recently unveiled the Wind Lens, a honeycomb-like structure that purportedly triples the amount of wind energy that can be produced by offshore turbines.

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The Wind Lens was unveiled at this month’s Yokohama Renewable Energy International Exhibition 2010. The structure works similarly to a magnifying glass that intensifies light from the sun — except in this case, the lens intensifies wind flow. Ohya’s design doesn’t have too many moving parts — just a hoop (AKA a brimmed diffuser) that “magnifies” wind power, and a turbine that is rotated by wind captured from the hoop. Each Lens, which measures 112 meters in diameter, can provide enough energy for an average household.

Ohya doesn’t know if the Lens will go into commercial production, but if nothing else, it could provide a more aesthetically appealing alternative to traditional offshore turbines.

http://inhabitat.com/wind-lens-turbines-could-boost-energy-generation-3x/

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PostMon Jun 27, 2011 11:28 pm » by Germanpils


some good news finally, looking forward to this good looking invention.

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PostMon Jun 27, 2011 11:40 pm » by Freeyourmindnow


cool

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PostTue Jun 28, 2011 4:38 am » by Cia212


This looks cool, like a ducted fan design. I wonder if changing the duct shape would impact the fan speed?

Of course, the size is still impractical. 367 feet for one duct - and this only powers one house.

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PostThu Jan 05, 2012 10:34 am » by Robbien30


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I know right?
Its the 2nd time I watched this video and I praise the inventors of this modified structure of the wind turbine.

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PostThu Jan 05, 2012 3:10 pm » by Perronick


It seemed like Japanesse were stuck making robots and video games only. It was about time they started working on solutions to real problems. Great news, thanks :)

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PostThu Jan 12, 2012 12:36 am » by Robbien30


cia212 wrote:This looks cool, like a ducted fan design. I wonder if changing the duct shape would impact the fan speed?

Of course, the size is still impractical. 367 feet for one duct - and this only powers one house.


Try checking wind generator plans to start projects, or convince other people in your neighborhood to build a wind farm with you in the future.

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PostThu Jan 12, 2012 4:18 am » by Tgwusauk


New wind turbine is all very well, but what about old tesla generator from over 100 years ago, free energy for all that is what we need not some gimmick.

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PostThu Jan 12, 2012 2:54 pm » by Noentry


tgwusauk wrote:New wind turbine is all very well, but what about old tesla generator from over 100 years ago, free energy for all that is what we need not some gimmick.


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PostSat Nov 10, 2012 2:53 am » by Blotto


new wind turbine technology


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http://www.gizmag.com/saphonian-bladeless-wind-turbine/24890/

Tunisian green energy startup Saphon Energy has created a new bladeless wind turbine which draws inspiration from the design of a ship’s sails, and promises to convert the kinetic energy of the wind into electricity at up to double the efficiency – and half the cost – of a typical wind turbine.


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