TITLE

TWISTER POWER

AUTHOR(S)
Mone, Gregory
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
Popular Science;Nov2007, Vol. 271 Issue 5, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author reports on research being done by engineer Louis Michaud regarding wind energy. Michaud's goal is to transform tornadoes into power plants by creating a vortex of hot air which is able to produce enough electricity to power thousands of homes. Criticisms which have been raised in regards to Michaud use of wind energy are mentioned. A description of how vortex energy works is given.
ACCESSION #
26915021

 

Related Articles

  • Analysis of the combined use of wind and pumped storage systems in autonomous Greek islands. Caralis, G.; Zervos, A. // IET Renewable Power Generation;Mar2007, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p49 

    In autonomous islands, the wind penetration is restricted due to technical reasons related with the safe operation of the electrical systems. The combined use of wind power with pumped storage (WPS) systems is considered as a means to exploit the abundant wind potential, increase the wind...

  • The Latest in Small Wind Systems. Asmus, Peter // Solar Today;May/Jun2005, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p38 

    Focuses on the Bergey Excel-S, a small wind energy system developed by Dave Wiemann in the U.S.

  • WIND'S BOOM AND BUST.  // Electric Perspectives;Mar/Apr2004, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p8 

    Reports on the growth in capacity of wind power in the U.S. in 2003. Outlook on the possible problems faced by wind energy in 2004; Annual average expansion rate of U.S. wind capacity; Notes on other wind energy issues.

  • A Critical Review of Global Wind Power Generation. Ahilan, T.; Mohammed, K. P.; Arumugham, S. // American Journal of Applied Sciences;2008, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p204 

    This research begins with an overview of wind development and installation-related trends, including trends in capacity growth. Development of wind power has reached a level of maturity, which could be taken upon for further novelty and growth in meeting the future energy needs in much greater...

  • New Mexico Adds Wind Power.  // Transmission & Distribution World;Nov2006, Vol. 58 Issue 11, p12 

    The article presents information related to wind energy in New Mexico. It is informed that more than 10,000 MW of potential wind energy conversion is feasible in the region. The wind farm owned by Aragonne Wind LLC will generate approximately 90 MW of power. Seven operating wind projects in New...

  • Wind Power Upgrade. Talbot, David // Technology Review;May2005, Vol. 108 Issue 5, p21 

    The article reports on the growing international market for wind power as of May 2005. The wind industry in Europe-the epicenter of wind power adoption--expects that one-quarter of the continent's electricity-generating capacity in the next decade will come from wind. To both spur and serve this...

  • HARNESSING ENERGY FROM TORNADOES. Pacella, Rena Marie // Popular Science;Jul2008, Vol. 273 Issue 1, p46 

    This article describes a tornado-making machine made by Canadian engineer Louis Michaud. Michaud claims to have figured out how to reproduce and harness a tornado that will spin indefinitely and produce limitless and cheap electricity. The tornado-effect winds that are created will spin turbines...

  • Development of a city-type compact wind power generation system. Sato, Yoshihisa; Yoshida, Naotsugu; Shimada, Ryuichi // Electrical Engineering in Japan;Jan2007, Vol. 158 Issue 2, p56 

    It is necessary to use renewable energy, such as photovoltaic, wind power, and biomass energy, from the viewpoint of CO2 regulation and environmental protection of the Earth. In recent years, the tendency is toward larger wind power generation systems to achieve cheaper electricity. Generators...

  • News.  // Engineering & Technology (17509637);7/5/2008, Vol. 3 Issue 12, p4 

    (11 pages)

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics