Sunday, July 31, 2011

The 2 GW Maglev Wind Turbine

Maglev wind turbines, use full-permanent magnets to nearly eliminate friction by "floating" the blades above the base. The technology is capable of scaling to massive sizes. Additional benefits include the ability to generate power with winds as slow as three miles per hour, operational costs some 50 percent cheaper than windmills, and an estimated lifespan of 500 years.

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