Using a fan to drive another fan Answered
This may very well be a stupid question but after a quick bit of searching I cannot find an answer (which probably means it is stupid).
I have been thinking about setting up a wind turbine to generate some electricity for my home. It occurred to my that it would be good if the wind turbine did not rely solely on the wind from outside so I started thinking about using another fan to blow air into the fan or fan used to create the electricity. Does anyone know if this is possible?
I guess what would be ideal is if fan A was powered by the electricity produced by fan B but fan B also produced a little extra electricity that I could syphon off. This could then easily scale up to produce more power.
[ fan A ] ~~~~~> [ fan B ] ~~~~~> electricity
I suppose if fan A takes more energy to run than fan B can create then it won't work. Has anyone looked into this?