Windmill Driven Compressed Air

I was reading about water powered air compressor systems called trompes that were used for hundreds of years for furnaces, mines, air conditioning and ice production. Even compressed air cars were available at one point. Trompes can work great if … Continue reading →

New blade-less wind turbine — breaking the conventional windmill design

“Vortex Bladeless has designed a new form of wind energy, and state that it is “more efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly way to produce energy.” The Vortex Bladeless website states that their product reduced manufacturing and maintenance drastically and requires … Continue reading →

100% Renewable Energy Is Feasible and Affordable, According to Stanford Proposal

“One of the greatest promises of the high-tech future, whether made explicitly or implicitly through shiny clean concept sketches, is that we will have efficient energy that doesn’t churn pollutants into the air and onto the streets. … Continue reading →

Enough Wind to Power Global Energy Demand 20x

Near-surface winds could provide more than 20 times today’s global power demand There is enough energy available in winds to meet all of the world’s demand. Atmospheric turbines that convert steadier and faster high-altitude winds into energy could generate even … Continue reading →