Norsk Hydro creates floating wind turbines which look like mini seasteads.
Sometimes the wind blows and sometimes, well it doesn't. To fix these power fluctuations we could do something like this: we take a pump and an empty cylinder wich is close on one side. If there is more power than needed we pump air in the cylinder. if the wind stops blowing, we let the air out and guide it through a turbine. This way we can still have power eventhough there's no wind.
Energy Island is a patented plan to create an island just for creating energy.
From Technology Review:
- Wind Power That Floats
- Wind Power Moves into Deep Waters
- Wind Power in Spain
- Power generating flying balloon
- Power generating rotor kite
- GUIDE FOR BUILDING AND CLASSING OFFSHORE WIND TURBINE INSTALLATIONS DECEMBER 2010 American Bureau of Shipping
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