22 July 2008

Alternative Alternative Energy

Interesting designs for wind turbines, from Pop Tech via Kottke:

4. Floating Turbine

Developed by Magenn Power of Canada, this turbine is named MARS, and unlike its wind turbine counterparts, it floats: up to 1,000 feet in the sky, where there is high velocity wind. So unlike other stationary turbine designs, MARS can actually be used almost anywhere, ergo its motto “Wind Power Anywhere.” And even when we don’t feel any wind on the ground, this thing is getting it from the jet stream!

Very intriguing ideas that show how we're only scratching the surface of what we now call 'alternative' energy.

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