Something I found out recently – Jay Leno is very involved in alternative energy solutions. He has this enormous garage to house his collection of cars and antique steam engines. The garage is powered by wind and solar!
My cousin Kaelin sent me a link about a new wind turbine that uses magnetic levitation to allow the blades to rotate without friction. This is a house mountable device. Here is a video of Jay Leno talking to the manufacturer: Jay Leno’s Garage
Here is a tree hugger review of a similar product.
The cool thing about this technology is that it addresses some of the biggest problems we have with harnessing the wind: the mechanical moving parts fail after a while, you need to mount traditional blades away from other structures, the amount of wind should be fairly constant and fairly high.
This mag-wind turbine will start turning with winds of only 5Mph and does not make noise.
I want one! As soon as I figure out how to be a distributor or rep, I’ll get some for my store.
I’m very excited about the new products we are starting to see now that the ‘green revolution’ is underway. Did you see Obama’s interview on CNBC last night? He stated that we need to ensure that the money spent on the economic stimulus package is spent wisely. Some examples he noted of good spending include: “making sure that we are doubling alternative energy, and creating much more efficiency in our buildings and in our transportation systems,…”
If you come across interesting links for alternative products, please send them to me or add them to the comments! Thanks!