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A different kind of Turbine Answered

Check out this new design for a wind turbine.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7827044.stm

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Kiteman (author)2009-01-18

That's an odd idea of "vertical". There's not a lot of information available about those projects, but three of them are floating windfarms, and one is a tidal turbine.

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Yeasayer (author)Kiteman2009-01-19

Yes, a conflict of perception , I pointed this out to my wife, She said,
"Well thats vertical". What do we know?
Information on this is difficult to locate, it appears to be a political union of
government and oil along with energy giants. No description of hardware could be found.
The Tidal Turbine you mention, is it a tube and blade type or one of this kind

http://www.atlantisresourcescorporation.com/

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Kiteman (author)Yeasayer2009-01-19

Details are practically non-existent, and the link you provided timed out, but all the tidal turbines I have seen in the media recently have been, to all intents and purposes, submerged versions of "normal" wind turbines.

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Yeasayer (author)Kiteman2009-01-19

The link above was posted on a web site in Australia , This different design is being installed off shore in Queensland, looks like lots of maintenance but also lots of power.

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Kiteman (author)Yeasayer2009-01-19

The link is still timing out when I try it, but any moving-water energy generation will have lots of energy potentially available, simply because the high density of water gives it high momentum and kinetic energy.

Coincidentally, I was reading a magazine today that claimed the total amount of energy that could usefully be generated by wave machines is, if fully exploited, double the current world demand.

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Kiteman (author)Kiteman2009-01-19

(Oh, my current favourite wave systems are Oyster, Limpet and Pelamis. Aquamarine Power, that make Oyster, also produce tidal turbines that seem to be promising.)

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Yeasayer (author)Kiteman2009-01-19

Here is a picture from the atlantis Brochure , Hope this is not no-no

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Kiteman (author)Yeasayer2009-01-20

Oh, I saw that - I can't say it inspires me with confidence - so many things to fai under what are, after all, very stressful conditions. It will, I believe, have too much down-time to be worthwhile.

The "normal" turbines use mainly proven wind-turbine technology, waterproofed.

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Yeasayer (author)Kiteman2009-01-20

To borrow one of your standard reply's, " True".

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Yeasayer (author)Kiteman2009-01-19

The Limpet Impressed me because i have been thinking about wave power as a ram pump for air since my early 20's , When I read about this a year or more ago, It was like," Hey they did it "! and it " Works Great " ! . Steady output, Low Maintenance.

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