Low Profile High Power Ocean Wind Energy
Producing Wind Energy In The Ocean, No Turbines In Sight; President Trump hates offshore wind turbines. Maybe he'll like Accio's innovative new way to generate energy from ocean winds.
Ben Schiller, November 29, 2016 (Co-Exist)
“…In the open ocean, Accio Energy summons something almost as powerful as one of [the Harry Potter spell it is named after]: the physics of a thunderstorm…[The startup] is testing a wind energy technology that looks nothing like a turbine. It's a permeable mast or panel that uses water droplets and the wind to create a direct electric current. The panels emit a fine positively charged mist. Then, when wind blows through, it separates negative from positive charges, sending electrons down a high voltage cable to the coastline…The technical name for this process is ElectroHydroDynamics (EHD)…[Just awarded a DOE $5 million grant, the] company hopes to have a fully functioning prototype within a year or two…Offshore wind turbines can stand as high as 700 feet and are difficult to transport and fix into the ocean bed…EHD panels, when built, will fit onto any 18-wheel flatbed truck, and can be put in place with conventional ships. Moreover, the EHD structure will float, meaning it can be placed in more locations than a fixed turbine…” click here for more