There is nothing quite as inspiring as a great idea. With this in mind, we were happy to submit our idea to GE’s Ecomagination Challenge where they will examine thousands of innovative ways for powering the grid.
We encourage all readers to go take a look at some remarkably fresh approaches to powering and managing the grid. And applause to General Electric and the sponsors supporting this contest, as this is how we will advance toward the development of a saner and more sustainable world.
The joint submission from John Tuttle, president of Windpipe Corporation, and myself is as follows:
Highway & Traffic Wind Energy Recycling System Using a Bladeless Wind-to-Electricity Generation System
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Windpipe developer, John Tuttle Photo: http://windpipenews.com
The dramatic vista of noisy wind farms featuring towers that go the length of a football field will soon change, if John R. Tuttle has any say about the matter. “We’re nearing the end of that road,” says this engineer and inventor, who has multiple patents pending for his direct conversion wind-to-electricity system known as the Windpipe.
The most remarkable detail about this simple mechanism is that has no visible moving parts – only a hollow pipe with a configured nozzle that draws wind down its length, then converting it to electricity. The Windpipe requires no propellers, turbines, or rotating machinery. And unlike numerous propeller-driven towers, does not stop generating electricity when the wind velocity reaches higher than 55 miles per hour. Read more of this >>
Doug Tapia posted this in January. It was exciting enough, I thought it worth posting one more time. GRM Read more of this >>
For those who missed it, this last Saturday, March 28th, from 8:30 – 9:30 PM local time was Earth Hour. For those who may be unfamiliar with Earth Hour, it was first marked in 2007, when The WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) and The Sydney Morning Herald sponsored a campaign to get 2.2 million citizens of Sydney to turn off non-essential lights and appliances for one hour to raise awareness of the need to address climate change. Read more of this >>
Off the coast of Portugal something remarkable has been happening for the last few months. Electricity is being generated by the movement of the ocean. Currently, the Aguçadoura wave farm consists of three P1-A Pelamis machines which generate 2.25MW of electricity, enough to supply 1,500 homes with clean, renewable power.
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At DADS, a V-16 electricity generating engine is powered by methane
Not all greenhouse gas is going to waste, some of it is generating electricity. At the gigantic Denver Arapahoe Disposal Site, known to mot natives as DADS, Waste Management Corp. and the city of Denver are now capturing the greenhouse gas, methane – generated from decomposing rubbish — and powering four Read more of this >>