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Regenedyne Maglev Wind Turbine

Discussion in 'Energy, Environment, and Policy' started by JRP3, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. JRP3

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    Cool but I am skeptical.

    1st any wind expert will tell you that there is more wind higher up. I see they have it on a hill but the wind is "clean" (without turbulence) 50 feet above anything else, including the ground.

    How much power does the maglev take?

    The fins seem like a kludge. The diagram of the arrows show the right half of the going the wrong way.

    Man, it's big. I'd like to see it built with other people's money.
     
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    All renders. I'd be happier to see video of a working model, even without the magnetic bearings.

    The name seems calculated to hit all the right buzzwords.
     
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    Only made it in about a minute. Had to turn it off when the narrator said, "uses a unique combination of science and technology..."
     
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    Then you missed the part about the built-in helicopter landing pad!

    A quick Google search lead me to a link where it's suspected one of these babies will cost upwards of $50 million.
    Not to mention just how many rare earth magnets are needed to keep that big blade thing suspended in mid air.
     
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    At least it wasn't a common combination. :biggrin:
    I had an email exchange with someone involved and questioned them about cost and the rare earth magnets. They said yes cost will be high but output will be high enough to compensate, breakeven in year 5. They are looking for funding...
     
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