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Coming to a Rooftop Near You: Maglev Wind Turbines



September 16, 2009 By

Vertical wind turbines put pressure on bearings, but one company, Enviro Energies, has a better idea: maglev or magnetic levitation of the turbine so that it will turn, not on bearings that need lubrication and servicing, but on a virtually frictionless force field of magnetism. In addition, Enviro sees its new vertical turbine as suitable for city rooftops, as its design takes even light wind currents from any direction and converts them to usable electrical power. See a Discovery Channel demonstration of how the turbines work.

 


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Steve    |    Commented October 8, 2009

This is amazing. I would like to incorperate this with my PV array to make a hybrid electrical system for my house. It would complete my electrical needs for my bike, geothermal heating system and electric hot water. I just don't know if there is enough wind to make it doable. The DOE wind maps are over 20 years old. Where do I start?

Steve    |    Commented October 8, 2009

This is amazing. I would like to incorperate this with my PV array to make a hybrid electrical system for my house. It would complete my electrical needs for my bike, geothermal heating system and electric hot water. I just don't know if there is enough wind to make it doable. The DOE wind maps are over 20 years old. Where do I start?

Steve    |    Commented October 8, 2009

This is amazing. I would like to incorperate this with my PV array to make a hybrid electrical system for my house. It would complete my electrical needs for my bike, geothermal heating system and electric hot water. I just don't know if there is enough wind to make it doable. The DOE wind maps are over 20 years old. Where do I start?

Gary    |    Commented December 15, 2009

There is a company in the Uk that is now suppling these Maglev wind turbines. There website is http://ukmaglevwindturbines.co.uk/. There is lots of information about the products and technologies they offer.

Gary    |    Commented December 15, 2009

There is a company in the Uk that is now suppling these Maglev wind turbines. There website is http://ukmaglevwindturbines.co.uk/. There is lots of information about the products and technologies they offer.

Gary    |    Commented December 15, 2009

There is a company in the Uk that is now suppling these Maglev wind turbines. There website is http://ukmaglevwindturbines.co.uk/. There is lots of information about the products and technologies they offer.

Steve Smithson    |    Commented February 25, 2011

These turbines look amazing and too good to be true. Are the U.K Government interested in this product?


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