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Green Technologies: Portable Wind Turbine Promises Off-Grid Power


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Cal
- 686 days ago - csmonitor.com
Like many green technologies, wind power's main drawback is a matter of size: Small turbines are inefficient and expensive, and utility scale turbines require too much land and capital for some communitie



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Lois Jordan (56)
Monday November 5, 2012, 7:23 pm
Noted...very interesting. Thanks, Cal. I'm very hopeful that Green Technology is going to have a very bright future.
 

John B. (215)
Monday November 5, 2012, 8:36 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the article by David J. Unger. Interesting concept but as the article suggests it need to be put to use and be able to demonstrate its viability. Read and noted.
 

Christeen Anderson (493)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 4:02 am
Very interesting. Green energy is our future. Thank you.
 

Cynthia Davis (340)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 4:09 am
Portable very encouraging!
 

Frans Badenhorst (552)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 4:21 am
great idea
 

Danuta Watola (1201)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 4:41 am
Noted.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 4:43 am
Thanks for posting.
 

John S. (304)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 4:44 am
Interesting article.
 

Maggie Kearns (7)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 5:13 am
Thanks Cal! I do hope it really works. Rural communities will especially benefit from this.
 

Sandra M Z. (114)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 9:03 am
Great invention! Next step is to make one for homeowners that can pass local codes.

Noted, Thank you Cal.
 

Christopher Fowler (84)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 1:16 pm
I took a look at the company and according to them, in cases of severe winds, such as one would find in a hurricane, the tower actually automatically lays itself down to prevent damage.
That's pretty inventive and it would be very practical for humanitarian relief camps.
 

Robert B. (57)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 7:00 pm
Little by little, green energy is improving. We're on the right track.
 

Patricia N. (8)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 11:29 pm
;Any green energy is good news. Thanks Cal
 

Julie W. (21)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 12:37 am
Couldn't see any mention of the cost?
 

Philip Heinlein (472)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 5:35 pm
Here's one that is even smaller and cheaper:
http://www.electricpinwheels.com

It can also be combined with a solar panel for additional electric generation capacity.
 

Melania Padilla (179)
Friday November 9, 2012, 1:08 pm
Interesting, thanks for posting.
 
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