[permaculture] new inventions
Lawrence F. London, Jr.
lflj at intrex.net
Wed Jan 16 14:30:22 EST 2008
Keith Johnson wrote:
> A friend forwarded this link to interesting design ideas. WAY too much
> plastic, IMO, and too many "smart" gadgets, but creative nonetheless. I
> found it useful to stimulate my imagination toward more renewable,
> sustainable inventions. "Amazing" is a bit hyperbolic.
>> This is a page from a site featuring winners of design competitions
>>in a wide variety of arenas. You can check out other great design
>>winners via links on the left side bar on the page hyperlinked below.
>>These inventions are amazing! This is just one that really left my jaw
>>dropped. There is an amazing back pack solar cooker, a "love
>>mattress", just lots of amazingly inventive great new ideas.
I have always been interested in possibilities with the Darrieus rotor.
"The wind energy system uses a Darrieus-type vertical axis wind turbine. It can operate normally even when the wind is
not very strong."
Technology and materials available these days ought to b able to produce a small high efficiency
Darrieus turbine for home electric power generation. Thses systems do not have to be on a high tower,
can be light and mounted easilt alomst anywhere, i.e. safe and easy to construct and install.
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