The advancement in technology is sometimes boon to the human-kind. Recently the major attention is shifted towards the renewable power generation systems. In specific wind power generation systems.
If we speak about a wind turbine you might be assuming the same old / conventional / horizontal wind turbine right?
If yes, then you might be wrong.
Here the latest developments in wind turbine of the future and few of the prototypes are already being implemented.
The main drawback with conventional turbines is it with its blades which damage the internal gearbox at when rotating at high-speeds, high maintenance costs and followed an attraction for criticism from bird lovers
Moving Parts: No
How it Works?
The unit generates potential energy with charged particles in this case sprayed water droplets.
The ring/frame consists of plurality of insulated channels that are arranged horizontally within the structure. Further the ring/frame can be formed of insulated electrode. The channels contains several electrodes and nozzles which continually release positive-charged water particles into the air. During wind the particles are blown away to the positive electrode and creates an electric-field. Further, the amount of water droplets blown are based on the wind-speed. More the wind speed more the electric field generated/strength.
Model: Vortex/DISC Design
Moving Parts: Yes
How it Works?
It is one of the type of vertical-axis wind turbine the design is much cheaper, Maintenance prices are also lower because there is no friction from mechanically moving parts (e.g., the blades on a traditional turbine). This multi-patented wind turbine without blades is able to capture the kinetic wind energy by ‘vortex shedding’ and transform it into electricity. At the bottom of the mast a carbon fiber rod moves inside a linear alternator that generates the electricity, with no moving parts in contact. Vortex has a small carbon footprint, is noiseless, has low center of gravity and allows for small foundation dimensions, so more generators can be placed in an area, at twice the density of traditional turbines