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High Altitude Aerostat as windmill
Wind energy, while not always available near the surface, is always moving at very high speeds in the upper atmosphere. By moving wind turbine technology up to 30K feet an abundant source of wind is available all days at all times.
Aug 5, 2010
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Jul 1 2013 by
Since you are working in the turbo or related energy areas, here are my usual comments which I deem to be of GREAT IMPORTANCE, to which kindly respond:
As we embark on this global alternative-energy adventure it is important, FROM THE OUTSET, that with wind or water turbines, for instance, all wildlife (BIRDS, FISHES, and others - swimming or diving, flying and climbing etc) be protected with alarm or protection devices (even special colors, paints, fluorescents etc perhaps?) and which also be well maintained and kept in good repair ........
SOME OF YOU SCIENTISTS AND INVENTORS PLEASE INVENT SUCH METHODS OR DEVICES !!! ..... It might be the best thing you could do, and you might become famous and/or rich, even if you were not to win in this competition……..
Considerable MULTIDISCIPLINARY considerations must go into ALL ENERGY PROJECTS today. This type of thinking is an ABSOLUTE MUST today, with global population size soon reaching the TEN billion (10,000,000,000) people mark at current growth rates…! JUST 200 YEARS AGO, THINGS WERE STILL DIFFERENT. Until then, global population was under ONE billion. In fact, it was less than HALF that number (1/2 billion people) throughout more than 99% of our human existence on earth...!!! The planet is overly stressed now…! ….
When it comes to biomass, perhaps we might ask: Can byproducts from energy conversion be utilized to replenish the earth with NATURAL nutrients from the organic fertilizers they might provide for exhausted soils, for agriculture, edible gardening, and other purposes (pastures, lawns, flower gardens, reforestation, new forests, new arable land, etc) and not just as effluents to be dumped carelessly into streams where they may not be needed or even become a nuisance……. And can we preserve valuable animal dung in its natural, live form that nourishes soil-restoring microbes and earth worms, to be applied to the earth (as in organic gardening and agriculture)? This methodology has existed ever since animal life appeared above and on land……
ALSO, therefore, if we all reflect on our actions, inventions, and activities before we engage in them, and if we reduce our birth rates, put our thinking hats on instead of being indifferent, pro-create responsibly rather than mindlessly, then we can make it; our offspring can then have a future, and we can de-stress the planet, our kids, and ourselves…….
WE MUST NOT continue pushing other creatures out of existence, or waste precious materials by misusing and not recycling them while we continue to pollute the waters or the air...! ….
ADDITIONALLY: Large numbers of SMALL WINDMILLS or SMALL WATER TURBINES that have INEFFECTIVE or NO PROTECTIVE DEVICES AT ALL could potentially HURT flying or swimming and diving wildlife even MORE than large ones…!?
Another concern I have is that in the area of biofuel, the temptation is great to genetically modify plants to GMOs to make them even more suitable or higher yielding for biofuel production. This is extremely hazardous on "edibles" (corn, soybeans, and the like, if genetically crossed with non-plant material such as bacterial DNA) and it could upset the ecological balance even for plants that are not consumed, plus endanger our bees… Great caution is indicated.
Oct 26 2010 by
GOOD LUCK AND BEST WISHES FOR YOUR IDEAS! TO BE IN THIS CHALLENGES IS ALREADY A WINNER! LET’S ALL GREAT,REALISTIC,COST EFFICIENT, AND ALL IDEAS WITH GREAT IMPACT BE UNITED AND IMMEDIATELY IMPLEMENTED TO MAKE IT A REALITY FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN AND OUR BELOVED PLANET EARTH!
Sep 30 2010 by
You have my vote,I like your idea, My wind turbine could be positioned on a Aerostat too,let´s combine, cogenerate, it´s for everybody´s benefit, check my ideas:
Sep 26 2010 by
I believe that my idea under "Windmill Causeway" solves alot of what you speak. It is the ROW and the politics that will stand in the way of it. But because this causeway is going to be built (TXDOT PHASE 3 RMA"S) which means GE can own 3 to 5 miles of what was to be only a toll road is now a Boulder Dam. We all could use are ideas to build an DC green Emerald City at one end and sell the AC back to the grid. Which is also built into the grid. Texas has been looking for a GE to do this and I think a vote for the windmill causeway is a vote for all. email@example.com By the way I own the 55 acres on the island where the causeway could be connected. So if any of you want some free room for R&D contact me. Scott Baker South Padre Island, TX *ON FB*
Sep 24 2010 by
Hey that’s a great idea..!!!
If you want you can vote for my idea
Sep 13 2010 by
Welcome to GE Ecomagination Challenge - You’ve got our vote just for being here! – Just joining this Challenge lets us know that like us at Clean Legacy, you are one who is also concerned with the future of the environment and the world we must leave to our children! The Clean Legacy Group with its flagship product, the Skylight PP-CPV and its related family of alternative energy products seeks to join with others to bring our low carbon footprint products to everyone everywhere. I hope you’ll join us and visit our page and cast your vote of support for our clean, green – eco friendly alternative energy machines. To view our offering please visit the Clean Legacy vote page by clicking here. -
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to see you in November! – Regards and best of luck to everyone! JLC Inventor/Founder - The Clean Legacy Group – A proud Canadian “For Profit” Environmental enterprise.
Sep 12 2010 by
Hi, you have a bright idea. Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, and small minds discuss people." With our ideas in solving a global energy problem, we all are great minds and great innovators. You deserve a vote. Take a look at my idea on “off-grid photovoltaic arrays.”
Sep 6 2010 by
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Aug 29 2010 by
Thanks for your support, please check my new idea, I hope to have your support again.
Aug 25 2010 by
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