The Future of Solid State Wind Energy - No More Blades

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  • Undecided with Matt Ferrell
    Undecided with Matt Ferrell Жыл бұрын

    So would you want something like a PowerPod for your home? And if you liked this video be sure to check out, "Are Stirling Engines the Future of Energy Storage?"

  • Richard Green

    Richard Green

    13 күн бұрын

    @Alathur - Put some wind-directors on the corners of the house to catch the wind and direct it upwards. When the wind reaches the eaves, it is directed inward to exit vertically through a wind generator fan with a relatively small diameter. This should provide a power output at least equivalent to that from old farm windmills. The swept area is the side of the house.

  • Michael Davison

    Michael Davison

    Ай бұрын

    @David Garcia Birds are much more impacted by our built environment than a few thousand wind turbines. Unless the NIMBYs are anti-city too.

  • Altern 8

    Altern 8

    2 ай бұрын

    I want a PowerPod

  • L.aE.cH. Empire

    L.aE.cH. Empire

    2 ай бұрын

    536. Jak zrobić piecyk / ogrzewanie z doniczki??? , Kominek Gliniany , Kominek na T-light ...

  • L.aE.cH. Empire

    L.aE.cH. Empire

    2 ай бұрын

    RALPH RING Carr - on you tube

  • dresdenkiller
    dresdenkiller Жыл бұрын

    My girlfriend is apparently obsessed with bladeless wind turbines, she even has a prototype in her nightstand.

  • Taylor Neill

    Taylor Neill

    5 күн бұрын

    She's a keeper

  • K B

    K B

    14 күн бұрын

    @Neal Beard true🤣🤣

  • Don't be an ass

    Don't be an ass

    Ай бұрын

    @R Same 😂

  • Rdlx68


    Ай бұрын

    She’s obviously smarter than you

  • Bonemarrow


    Ай бұрын

    You have a cool girlfriend

  • Jacob Boyd
    Jacob Boyd21 сағат бұрын

    We should just focus on harvesting electricity from vibrations. You could convert the vibrations of railroad tracks and bridges, or even tap into the seismic vibrations of the earth. Vibration IS the primary energy source of all creation.

  • ShimmySnail
    ShimmySnail8 ай бұрын

    Another advantage to Savonius "egg beater" turbines is that they can operate in higher winds. Ironically, traditional "propeller" type turbines have to engage brakes and stop in very high winds or the extra forces can damage or destroy them, but egg beaters just go faster. They're attached at the top and bottom, usually, so they're more stable.

  • Kenneth Jackson

    Kenneth Jackson

    14 күн бұрын

    @Frost Family I suggest you don’t seek licenses, nor even attempt to deliver a product. I suggest seeking grant money for a feasibility study. 😂

  • Frost Family

    Frost Family

    14 күн бұрын

    I wonder what getting a license for using a sail powered bike on a highway or genetically enhancing plants into having kinetisynthesys would take.

  • Edward Hogan

    Edward Hogan

    Ай бұрын

    and I guess the fact that they have no blades to fly off makes them safer too?

  • Kenneth Jackson

    Kenneth Jackson

    Ай бұрын

    Has anyone here studied one of the old windmills? To compensate for high wind speed the blade disc is offset to one side of the vertical axle on which the whole assembly rotates, and the tail is offset to the other. They are connected by a tension spring. The tail stays pretty stable relative to the wind while, as the wind forces on the blade disc increases, the blade disc folds (because it is offset from the axle) toward the offset while pulling harder on the spring. It seems to me regular production windmills went as big as 16 feet. I have no idea what the maximum practical diameter might be.

  • Peter Thomas

    Peter Thomas

    2 ай бұрын

    Vertical-axis small turbines are easier to design to be safer around kids, and can be placed by the dozens, hundreds, or thousands, on top of buildings, on often-windy corners in urban canyons, and can be build utilizing magnetic levitation, to decrease drag, and be more efficient!

  • Mike Scheier
    Mike Scheier11 ай бұрын

    If you have ever had to stand on the side of a major highway , you quickly notice the wind and air movement created by the passing cars. What a great place for wind pods, maybe integrated into some kind of safety barriers placed between the opposing lanes for maximum effect.

  • jpaugh64


    Ай бұрын

    @Gahmi Volka Maglev trains in a vacuum? But, even without friction, maintaining the vacuum would be expensive.

  • jpaugh64


    Ай бұрын

    @DrZman That would increase the drag of vehicles and therefore fuel costs. Remember that the wind from cars is produced by fossil fuels. It makes sense to reabsorb some of that spent energy, but only if we're not increasing the fuel consumed in the first place.

  • J-I F.W. BR

    J-I F.W. BR

    Ай бұрын

    @DrZman im sure, the loss in energie due to windresistance will be larger then the energy you get from the roof mounted turbine, otherwise you would have buildt a perpetum mobile, which as we know is against the laws of physics. So effectively you would burn more fossil fuel in order to produce the same amount of energy.

  • B & L Nunya bizness

    B & L Nunya bizness

    Ай бұрын

    @Tom Owen (Piano Channel) Why not just build a rocket mass heater? No electricity needed at all and can use scrap wood.

  • darwin monzingo

    darwin monzingo

    Ай бұрын

    genius! 🤗

  • Derrick Krauss
    Derrick Krauss2 күн бұрын

    This is like Grady's equally talented little brother. Thanks for the video

  • Julian Cantarelli
    Julian Cantarelli Жыл бұрын

    The fact that you could maintain an stratight face talking about the Dildotron 2000 Generator is amazing.

  • Shadow Master

    Shadow Master

    Ай бұрын

    Hahaha! How bout elon must rockets?

  • Beakeman 95

    Beakeman 95

    Ай бұрын

    And it can also vibrate lol

  • Bradd Wickert

    Bradd Wickert

    2 ай бұрын

    Women would come for miles to see that vibrate. The faster the better they say!

  • cinegraphics


    2 ай бұрын

    @k goblin I'm not aware of any place where sun always shines entire day and night all year. At least not on planet Earth. And wind is even less present. So you would need abnormally large and very expensive energy storage systems for solar and wind to make them somewhat constant. Totally infeasible. It's only good for remote areas to provide some (unreliable) energy in cases they gave no connection to the grid. On the other hand, every country (except say, Vatican) has a river that can be used for powering turbines. Even without a dam. But especially with a dam. One big dam with a power plant can replace a nuclear power plant. And the artificial lake is also useful for drinking water and irrigation. Regarding geothermal, it's everywhere. I mean everywhere. It just depends how deep you have to drill. And thanks to oil industry drilling nowadays is deeper and chaper than ever. If you need just heating, that's also great, because most of energy is spent on heating anyway. But if you drill deeper (say 3 km) and you use gas under low pressure, you can increase the output temperature to any level. Same as air condition can extract heat from a room and send it out to an even warmer surrounding. But greenies hate geothermal. And they hate hydro. They hate every constant and reliable source.

  • Garry Horvath

    Garry Horvath

    2 ай бұрын

    LMAO. Nothing but good vibrations.

  • Weihnachts Mann
    Weihnachts Mann4 ай бұрын

    Great video! Working in turbine development myself, and I'd love to see more large companies diversifying in concepts and markets

  • Rabid Hellhound
    Rabid Hellhound Жыл бұрын

    The power pod is essentially a jet engine that's been retrofitted to change how air intake works, but otherwise uses the same basic concepts of compression along internal blades to produce massive amounts of force and spin them faster. Presumably with magnets inside a loop of wire to generate electromagnetic fields. It's actually quite brilliant but also probably works best on flat, horizontal surfaces rather than on angled rooftops in subdivisions. I'd love to see it progress and get notoriety, though.

  • Jordan john

    Jordan john

    2 ай бұрын

    no progress yet searching to see how it goes it haw been funded with almost a million it should become a reality but not yet....and it doesnt seem to have any real progress except the funding video!

  • ss67camaroNut


    2 ай бұрын

    Hhey. Wait,.... I been called a hermit nut!

  • HuntingTarg


    2 ай бұрын

    That is a sharp observation; it's essentially like the second stage of a turbojet, where air (heated in the first stage by the engine) is compressed and fed into a second smaller turbine, that drives higher efficiency at higher RPMs.

  • HuntingTarg


    2 ай бұрын

    @Rabid Hellhound I applaud your enthusiasm and ambition. I have bad news though: If you track the green agenda back through its lobbyists (rather than its scientists), you find out something appalling - 'hermit huts' are the ultimate goal. Otherwise we would be building 4th Gen nucleonic power plants to replace the older, less safe ones being decommissioned.



    5 ай бұрын

    I wonder how loud they are though

  • Jim Bell
    Jim Bell2 ай бұрын

    Thanks. I like the pod system. I've heard of people who live in extremely windy locations who have trouble with windmills tearing themselves to pieces. Looks like the pod could overcome this especially if the aperture could be automatically adjusted to close down a bit. Jim Bell (Australia)

  • Some guy on the internet
    Some guy on the internet9 ай бұрын

    Actually these are potentially a solution to a lot of problems. If given more flexibility and made dirt cheap, they could manage water content in the surrounding area, capture water or release water. They can be used to cool a large area by function of releasing the water droplets. There's some potential there if allowed to work with multiple industries.

  • Some guy on the internet

    Some guy on the internet

    2 ай бұрын

    @notahotshot Ye, it could (responsibly*) be used to improve climate.

  • notahotshot


    2 ай бұрын

    So your saying they could alter the climate if deployed large scale. Yeah, that couldn't possibly go wrong.

  • XWierdThingsHappenX


    2 ай бұрын

    Imagine slapping one on top of a hydroelectric damn.

  • Visnu Pitiyanuvath
    Visnu Pitiyanuvath Жыл бұрын

    The oscillating one could be painted green and multiplied to probably resemble grass rustling in the wind, which I'm pretty sure is universally more pleasing than its current design.



    4 ай бұрын

    @Hatchete Finally we can get women interested in science.

  • Hatchete


    4 ай бұрын

    You don't find the Dildonator 9000 to be an attractive, efficient design?



    5 ай бұрын

    Or paint it purple, pink or skintone. If you're gonna design an oversized vibrator, you might as well go all the way!



    5 ай бұрын

    Or you could paint them to even more resemble penises, which would be sexier.

  • Tighe Lutz

    Tighe Lutz

    6 ай бұрын

    @nxj18xbmc Good lord my dude! we had the same idea, but we are clearly not the same! I am nothing, you are obviously the greatest inventor the world has seen since the likes of Thomas Edison!

  • Degen
    Degen8 ай бұрын

    The main advantage of the current design is the huge amount of torque generated by the blades, which lets you run a much bigger generator.

  • Bobby R. Poirier
    Bobby R. Poirier6 ай бұрын

    Matt (& team), 1) Undecided is a brilliant name, reminding us to have an open mind - so important on many fronts. 2) Entertaining, detailed and thorough-ish, just when I was getting down on solar because of environmental concerns, you've opened my mind to the new potential of wind power. Thank you, dad jokes and all.

  • Daniel Feldsien
    Daniel Feldsien4 ай бұрын

    I honestly believe those Vortex Bladeless can finally be the solution to harnessing waves and tides to generate electricity. IDK if their current models are watertight, but maybe someday.

  • Some guy on the internet
    Some guy on the internet9 ай бұрын

    There's a certain future in modular devices. With transistors and ICs becoming dirt cheap, all motors and generators could be smart on their own right, auto-connecting to the grid when they detect a need to, and auto-brake if they're not needed. This could severely reduce grid failures and maintenance needed.

  • Nathan Snow
    Nathan Snow5 ай бұрын

    It's all very interesting, and I particularly like the hydroelectric solutions for use on the ocean floor, but I can't help but feel like technology has (in some way) done a loop back to the windmill days 😆

  • J-I F.W. BR

    J-I F.W. BR

    Ай бұрын

    well, a good thing never realy gets old, it only gets modernized. look at the knive for example, the shape and design of it hasnt realy changed during the history of mankind. Why? Because its just a great design. Having wings that catch wind, might be a similarly universal concept. And if you want to be extra critical, you could even call the move from windmills to coal/ gas powerplants, a technological loop back to campfires.

  • Shawn Anderson
    Shawn Anderson5 ай бұрын

    I worked for a wind repair company. I can tell you the solid state windmill is such a necessity. The traditional bladed windmills that you see on wind farms are a net *loss* of resources. I view them as a stepping stone to something better. That is where the solid state or vortex comes in.

  • bobbybrown


    Ай бұрын

    @Shawn Anderson fair. 8 years is a long time in the industry though now. If you were repairing 8 years ago those turbines would have been older. Compared to 10nyears ago turbines are literally 10x more powerful with whole standardised supply chains. The whole life cycle of the product has plummeted in price. A modern unsubsidised turbine (look at UK and Denmark) are paying themselves back in much less time. Same with solar. 8 years ago I was installing solar on 20 pence per kwh subsidy for 20,000 pounds. Now I install subsidy free for 4 to 5000. And as I said, no maintenance issues to speak of, and everything on 25 year warranties even if there was.

  • Shawn Anderson

    Shawn Anderson

    Ай бұрын

    ​@bobbybrown To be clear, I didn't building anything. I was strictly in repairs, so maybe I only saw the problems. I'm in the US, based in the midwest but we went all over. I've been out of it for about 8 years now.

  • bobbybrown


    Ай бұрын

    @Shawn Anderson where are you in the world? You are importing Chinese turbines? Gold wind? Foundational issues I've never heard of, and surely has less to do with the turbine manufacturer and more to do with building practice , but that is totallh out my depth

  • Shawn Anderson

    Shawn Anderson

    Ай бұрын

    @bobbybrown In my experience I've never seen a windmill last more than 10 years. The biggest problem I've seen is foundational reduction and breakage. Once that happens everything is bad.

  • bobbybrown


    Ай бұрын

    @Sean Doherty yeah that's also bullshit. Projections are not based on labs and in my country you have to realistic performance estimates within constraints. In the solar industry, energy payback in real world setting is exactly as advertised, around 6 months. And this China stuff. China is a bad country but its not like it was in the 90s. They produce high end products now. I have only ever sold Chinese panels ( a few Indian as well) and 8 years in the business the failure rate is practically zero percent. All issues I've had domestically are to do with inverters and the odd bad panel. But if they work at install, they don't fail later. Same goes for wind turbines.

  • Expunge6667
    Expunge66674 ай бұрын

    I always envision a large, spherical solar system encased in a 2 way mirror so that the output is increased. It would be on a standing rod taller than surrounding trees to make it collect all day, and down the rod, there are wind turbines that have sealed grease bearings to prevent the need for changing out the grease. They could be lightweight to make it so that they collect more power. I feel like it would have generally far more output than a traditional setup and on cloudy, windy days where there isn't much sun, at least the wind portion is generating something

  • MGD
    MGD10 ай бұрын

    Hello Matt, Love your channel and love the idea of small form factor wind generators. Have you looked at biomass gasification? From what I've seen, gasification has lots of upsides and very few downsides. Would love to see you do a video on biomass gasification...maybe a company will take you on a a tour of a working plant.



    5 ай бұрын

    I'm involved in biomass gasification right now, having just eaten some chili.

  • Steven E. Sexton
    Steven E. Sexton3 күн бұрын

    Wind turbines don't just kill birds. Wind turbines kill large birds of prey. A significant difference when compared to other bird species. There is no comparison.

  • Silvia LittleWolf
    Silvia LittleWolf9 ай бұрын

    Fascinating! Those smaller-scale wind turbines sound VERY promising for the future of electricity generation! I do hope they will be ready to be implemented soon. :)

  • Pink Panther

    Pink Panther

    9 ай бұрын

    I agree. Blades are not such a good idea after all. Hope engineering will figure something bladeless.

  • Joe Smith
    Joe Smith5 ай бұрын

    The main thing I learned is that peak performance of the column is based on stiffness, which is related to how it is blown. Thank you, I hope to apply this lesson to my personal life.

  • TrumpstersAreTurds


    Ай бұрын

    If you need help in that area, well, I'm sure you'll find it.

  • heythave


    Ай бұрын


  • Joe Smith

    Joe Smith

    2 ай бұрын

    @Oswald Feurst Yeah, it was a struggle. Not sure how it came out...

  • Oswald Feurst

    Oswald Feurst

    2 ай бұрын

    I knew a joke was in there somewhere... while watching this.

  • Tze Shen Teo

    Tze Shen Teo

    4 ай бұрын

    I see what u did there

  • ::: figureonastick :::
    ::: figureonastick :::8 ай бұрын

    This seems like a very positive direction for wind power to go. In terms of manufacturing capacity and material requirements, the sorts of wind generators here seem much more parsimonious than solar. This should make them much less reliant on requiring a particular industrial scale in order to function, which means we're more likely to keep the lights on as more fragile industrial systems continue to crumble.

  • Ceece


    6 ай бұрын

    Honestly, I'd like to see more reliable and smaller scale wind power available in the Midwest. Solar here is not really as great during the winter times, since the clouds are basically here 3 months out of the year. Wind is more viable year-round in the Midwest, but large-scale wind farms aren't going to help the normal person out right now.

  • 8lacKy
    8lacKy Жыл бұрын

    Man, these are some immensely interesting developments~ One could probably put some bifacial solar panels on top of some Powerpods and have a very efficient setup in a pretty small space. Always really enjoying these videos, ty Matt! o/

  • Own Petard

    Own Petard

    2 ай бұрын

    Since the sun moves, why not have an umbrella shape (partial) solar collector to catch the sun along an arc? To be clear, only addressing the issue of mounting on top of a PowerPod, not general use/broad area. A more costly approach is a panel (or umbrella shape) that moves with the sun. Nothing hard about it, just more costly.

  • Xitaris


    5 ай бұрын

    @Ben Allen You did see that he's talking about the relatively small Powerpod and not the classic wind turbine, right?? It's the size of an AC unit and would

  • Caleb Mauer

    Caleb Mauer

    8 ай бұрын

    @Ben Allen Participation trophies started in the US in 1922.

  • Ben Allen

    Ben Allen

    9 ай бұрын

    Im sure you think solar panels are weightless too. Or did you think a wind turbine would work just as efficiently with 500 lbs of glass hanging on it? Not that it really matters because these p.o.s. turbines already produce significantly less than their predecessor. You know what, don't worry about reading books.. here's a participation award.

  • scout360pyroz


    Жыл бұрын

    make sure they are made on something other than coal power from china and are not made with cadmium traces that turn it into hazardous waste upon replacement.

  • Beaker
    BeakerКүн бұрын

    End of 2021 ... nope! End of 2022 here, power pod is still not on the market. I'd love one of these at my home. Winds howling as I type...

  • Honest Man
    Honest ManКүн бұрын

    so if these things were made extra HUGE and placed all over to provide electricity then there would be MASSIVE amounts of ionic particle waste produced daily monthly yearly...and what would all these NEW ionic particles DO to the enviroment????

  • Joel Hageman
    Joel Hageman Жыл бұрын

    I would love to see those pods become about as common in cities as rooftop HVAC's. And I am interested in getting those going too. I missed any information about grid integration. Sorry, I lost track there. But I wouldn't mind seeing if I could run my computer off a battery for a while. Or at least charge my mobile devices. Yeah, I'm not sure how a household infrastructure would work. Maybe that's a topic you'd be interested in. Actually, that's a big question for me. Like, how does a Powerwall or other battery merge with grid. I really don't know. But, I think it would be great to drop several turbines on the roof and run everything, whether that's possible or not. Sounds great to me. Oh, and that part about generating as much or more than solar panel installations. Pretty significant statistics, I think. Worth knowing right there.

  • Sean Houde
    Sean Houde10 ай бұрын

    At this stage in the game, I'm more interested in doing my own experiments to see which designs work best in my area, and at various times of year. I envision a cluster of power sources, supporting a common store.

  • Voor Naam

    Voor Naam

    8 ай бұрын

    You must not "envision", you must make a difference NOW!

  • Anon Anon
    Anon Anon Жыл бұрын

    It would be interesting to see a comparison of the wind and mechanical noise each of these systems emit.

  • Mad Mick

    Mad Mick

    Жыл бұрын

    @EyeTVideos Fair point.

  • EyeTVideos


    Жыл бұрын

    @Mad Mick that’s true! I was speaking more on the US

  • EyeTVideos


    Жыл бұрын

    @J VII yeah of course! they’re all in small scale startups. Once they become mainstream to where noise would be a problem they’re going to be in “farms” like current electricity generation by wind. Have you driven through the Midwest of the US? Iowa has windmills as far as the eye can see. 40% of the states electricity is wind. That’s where this tech will be large scale deployed.

  • Stuart D

    Stuart D

    Жыл бұрын

    I am wondering with the wriggling column. If Alot of these were combined together in close proximity like in a street for example, the noise from one would be amplified by all the others working in tandem with each other and thus Creating massive noise pollution. ? 🤔

  • Stuart D

    Stuart D

    Жыл бұрын

    @bk_16 the figures are probably massaged likely to hook investment. Thunderf00ts channels loves debunking alot of these new ideas.

  • Lai Shun Chan
    Lai Shun Chan6 ай бұрын

    I love how all these ideas are essentially the reverse of the existing home appliance, i.e. reverse air-purifier and a reverse "toy", such good example of innovation

  • David Cotovsky
    David Cotovsky18 сағат бұрын

    The future is exciting!

  • kent nilsson
    kent nilsson2 ай бұрын

    👍Always interesting with developments in energy production👏😊 A scroll compressor in a type of air heat pump for heating or air conditioning for cooling is based on a principle that approx. 1 kw of energy goes in and approx. 3 kw (approx depends on the coop value) out in cooling or heating. This scroll compressor is designed so that it is suitable to be controlled by a frequency inverter, then the desired speed can be controlled and then get the energy in heating/cooling that you want. Wouldn't it be appropriate to construct a wind-driven scroll heat pump if you are looking for heating or cooling instead of producing electricity. I have thoughts about trying to build a test facility, just waiting for me to get the energy to get started😮‍💨 Kent Nilsson😋

  • Dingfelder Smurfalot
    Dingfelder Smurfalot9 ай бұрын

    It would be interesting to be able to mount a small, foldable one on an RV to keep it powered during the night, or to help charge up batteries even when there was no sun to be had.

  • Dave Butler

    Dave Butler

    6 ай бұрын

    @Rasheed Khan Ha Ha... It was my grandad who sent that suggestion. You might be right after all... This seems to defy the laws of physics...

  • Rasheed Khan

    Rasheed Khan

    6 ай бұрын

    @Dave Butler Thank you. That makes sense. At least I'm not the well intentioned Englishman who wrote a helpful letter to the war ministry at around the time of the Blitz. His idea was, since clouds are made of water vapour, couldn't they freeze the clouds and carve a runway? The RAF could park a squadron up there and be much quicker getting to the action! :)

  • Dave Butler

    Dave Butler

    6 ай бұрын

    @Rasheed Khan I'm sorry Rasheed... I didn't realise it was a serious question. Physics doesn't accept energy being created from nothing. So the energy you get from a turbine on top of your vehicle has to be less than the energy required to propel it through the air.

  • Rasheed Khan

    Rasheed Khan

    6 ай бұрын

    @Dave Butler that's why it was a question. There is research out there about fan efficiency, whether to put it in a shroud or duct, whether not to, etc. Wind power converts about 13% of the energy in the wind to electricity however if the additional aerodynamic drag created by structure plus the weight penalty imposed by the extra equipment comes to say 12.5%, you would still be able to add 0.5% to your mileage for free. That's one free mile every 200. Now this is just intelligent guesswork on my part. My question was to any experts who might watch this video and happen to know the answer. You on the other hand are just being snarky for no good reason. But hey, you do you buddy.

  • Dave Butler

    Dave Butler

    6 ай бұрын

    @Rasheed Khan why not duck tape a big turbine to the top of your tesla... Then it can generate it's own power as you drive. If reality cooperates!

  • James Sidell
    James Sidell Жыл бұрын

    One careful consideration in wind marketing power/energy output numbers is where they're pulling their available wind energy data from. Most of the time they use data from an airport at 50m, which is much higher than what you would experience on a roof in a suburb at 20m. This is a very common practice in marketing, so be sure to perform a wind energy analysis if you're interested in wind power at the exact location. There are ways to estimate power at lower heights if anyone is interested.



    2 ай бұрын

    Obviously those structures would need to be in the valley where winds are constant. The whole point of the structure is to prevent birds being killed by wind turbines.

  • Kyle MAnley
    Kyle MAnley3 ай бұрын

    Since the power pod doesn't have external moving parts, they could theoretically install a circle shaped solar panel on the lid with a easy quick disconnect for maintenance.

  • Travis Dunlap
    Travis Dunlap9 ай бұрын

    My biggest concern with some of the bladeless models is they still possess moving parts, and therefore the need for maintenance and part removal. Not that solar has no maintenance, but it tends to be more limited and mostly amounts to cleaning of panels rather than mechanical maintenance. That maintenance becomes a lot more important as we continue to scale and the technology ages. It still seems more cost effective to focus on mass solar panel creation/distribution, and then shift to wind as the low hanging fruit of solar completes.

  • Ralph Bell

    Ralph Bell

    7 ай бұрын

    In terms of pure costs for the masses, yes. But if these could be incorporated seamlessly into buildings, bridges, fences, etc. where solar panels aren't practical, and are paid for by developers, not tax payers then why not?

  • Arterexius


    9 ай бұрын

    Richard Epstein's proposal doesn't have any moving parts. The cables can easily be made like steel wire cables, so they have a higher resistance to vibrations and can carry more current, but it may not even be necessary, if each end is attached to a rubbery material, so the vibrations at the ends are absorbed. Any maintenance on that model, would solely be due to weathering.

  • meg elizabeth
    meg elizabeth4 ай бұрын

    Now that I think about it, I wonder if something like the power pod could find a market as a small portable generator? Something relatively portable that doesn’t require gas seems like it could be very useful.

  • Jim Pippin

    Jim Pippin

    Ай бұрын

    Maybe a small one could be designed to go on top of an EV or motor coach and used to charge the batteries

  • Hamishislive
    Hamishislive2 күн бұрын

    What about nuclear, it’s green clean and nowadays safe. And has so much potential

  • Paco Hamers
    Paco Hamers Жыл бұрын

    The EWICON was installed when I studied in Delft. I was looking at it at with some friends while guessing wat it was. A professor overheard us and explained what it was, with a dissapointed tone he said that the proto type doesnt work but that they learned valueble lessons in the building proces. They never even bothered to attach it to the grid.

  • Hugehappygrin


    6 ай бұрын

    Weren't you listening, that prof said that IT DID NOT WORK. What part of that did you just ignore?

  • David Stewart

    David Stewart

    Жыл бұрын

    If you're talking power output figures like 0.05W, there'd be no point. Doesn't mean it wasn't a worthwhile research project, though.

  • Just A Someone

    Just A Someone

    Жыл бұрын

    Failure leads to more knowledge than success :D

  • Matt Didley

    Matt Didley

    Жыл бұрын

    Love the housecat to wind turbine bird killing ratio argument....let me know when you see a housecat drag a bird that typically soars on the thermals where windmills are placed... Also, could you walk me through the eco friendlyness of a solar panel?

  • Error Error

    Error Error

    Жыл бұрын

    @Umbra presumably inventions that may or may not work/be commercially viable.

  • David Stonier-Gibson
    David Stonier-Gibson4 ай бұрын

    Thank you for that. So often those novel ideas are presented in ways that simply trigger my sceptical bone. You provided some numbers that start to make sense of the giant vibrator and vertical turbine designs. I'm still not too sure about the charge transfer techs, though.

  • Victory First
    Victory First2 ай бұрын

    This is just amazing that this even works. Look forward to see when this will be able to compete with rotation windmills.

  • Jim Stansbury
    Jim Stansbury9 ай бұрын

    Fantastic rapid fire ,concise , understandable presentation of all those options! Thank you very much for that video!

  • Sue Zbell
    Sue Zbell2 ай бұрын

    Update soon, please. Is it possible that power pods on vehicles could then both create and use wind power -- self-perpetuating? Would the drag of it be counterproductive -- and would that change depending on the location of the intake: top? beneath? sides? front/within? back/wind deflector?

  • Roger St Hilaire
    Roger St Hilaire4 ай бұрын

    Hi, I love your informative and well paced videos. My take for the wind would be the power pod with the Frea coming in a close second.. like you I am not sure about the vibrating column thing in my yard or on the house seems like a lightning rod LOL . All around good info as always Thanks for sharing your knowledge and curiosities. :)

  • Paul O'DWYER
    Paul O'DWYER14 күн бұрын

    Great work mate. All the facts as usual. You have assembled a great package of audio & visual .I love your work.

  • Brussels Sprouts
    Brussels Sprouts2 ай бұрын

    Great video. I started work in 1977 for the UK Department of Energy, and wind, wave and solar power were all being researched way back then, but it was probably the oil and gas industries lobbyists that killed the ideas off otherwise they would have been here sooner and be more advanced. Thank you!

  • Adam Plevey

    Adam Plevey

    Ай бұрын

    I'm sure they didn't kill the ideas off, as much as they buy up all the good stuff (alt tech) shelve or develop the concept but not Bring it to market. And when they finally run outta oil and gas they will roll out there clean energy alternatives.

  • ᕈꙆᘜᙓOᙁ [ᙏᗣᙅ]
    ᕈꙆᘜᙓOᙁ [ᙏᗣᙅ]5 ай бұрын

    The engineers of the past kind of showed a cultural narcissism which seemed to demand that the wind blow at a required speed, instead of adapting the technology to harness the wind as it is… Seeing this change in thinking is so inspiring. Many of these systems have been around for a while, but it is exciting to see so much new innovation in both solar and wind. Thanks for sharing. I have been shopping to find the power pod on sale, but no dice so far. I want one for my Oregon coast home.

  • Lee Wilson
    Lee Wilson Жыл бұрын

    Really appreciate the details you provide in your videos. Keep up the great work!

  • James Fisch

    James Fisch

    4 ай бұрын

    @Hans-Joachim Bierwirth tf are you talking about

  • Hans-Joachim Bierwirth

    Hans-Joachim Bierwirth

    Жыл бұрын

    You misspelled: false claims made by scam artists.

  • BigMamaDave X

    BigMamaDave X

    Жыл бұрын

    @Undecided with Matt Ferrell 😎 I came, I saw, I liked, and SUBBED! 👍

  • Abhay Prasad

    Abhay Prasad

    Жыл бұрын

    @Undecided with Matt Ferrell hey can you give me some news article or journal link of solid state wind energy I never heard about this big fan from India 🇮🇳❤

  • Undecided with Matt Ferrell

    Undecided with Matt Ferrell

    Жыл бұрын

    Really appreciate it! Thanks for watching.

  • Marque Pierre Sondergaard
    Marque Pierre Sondergaard2 ай бұрын

    Very interesting and informative! Thanks for producing this video.

  • DeContractor
    DeContractor Жыл бұрын

    What are the potential side effects of implementing each design on a large scale? 1. Lightning Ion Storms? 2. Mass Butterfly Effect Earthquakes? 3. Low-frequency (humming) noise pollution?

  • Bryan Reilly
    Bryan Reilly22 сағат бұрын

    I always thought the bird issue wasn't the number but the type. Cats and windows kill small common birds while wind farms were killing large birds of prey which are fewer in number

  • Hugh O'Neill

    Hugh O'Neill

    Сағат бұрын

    Yes. It's unfortunate that ppl lump all the various feathered animals into one classification -- "birds". When my daughters were kids they would see a "bird" in the garden and call out "Dad, there's a bird in the garden". I'd ask them if it was a penguin or an ostrich or a cassowary . . .

  • Jack Bailey
    Jack Bailey10 ай бұрын

    Thank you for this. I am currently designing a uni project in Iceland and needed a way to create energy without using big ugly turbines

  • Marcus Mangelsdorf
    Marcus Mangelsdorf Жыл бұрын

    I'm really interested to see if the power pod lives up to the promises. Because given a specific swept area you can not (physically) extract more power than the wind passing that area has stored - I'd definitely get one to complement a solar installation, though, even though I feel with battery storage getting cheaper by the hour, solar is already very night-proof :)

  • Dorothy Martin

    Dorothy Martin

    11 ай бұрын

    @Ryan Poulter Germany is taking down its large windmills as they deteriorate and fail, and are not replacing them, as it is said that they are not affordable without the uneconomical expenditures by the government from taxes.

  • G G

    G G

    Жыл бұрын

    @Worst Nightmare these ppl don't understand what solar/wind "green" energy does to the enviroment. The most green energy is the nuclear one.

  • autohmae


    Жыл бұрын

    @ArrZarr What is interesting: I think it's over 2x times (2.3 or something) as much solar panels as the energy demand and have storage for 48 hours to go year round (if you want to run the grid on only solar) for most places in the US. But remember the halving price of solar is about 8 to 10 years.

  • Stambo


    Жыл бұрын

    @Choas_Lord_512 "water flow is not renewable" Off course it is, rain happens, it might be seasonal and cyclic but it happens and is sure as hell is renewable. "you cant build a dam everywhere and use them to power everything" I never said you could, that is why we have diversity in generation. Wind, solar, tidal, nuclear, not to mention gas and coal. And then there are grid scale storage systems to hold any excess and release it as required.

  • Andrew Allen

    Andrew Allen

    Жыл бұрын

    @BMW R1200GS Adventure I’ve foraged for local wood (mostly when I hear tree surgeons in the area) and then seasoned it to provide heat for the house via the wood boiler; I did this after the gas boiler packed up many years ago; this will be the last year thank goodness as it’s a lot of physical work and is messy. And, despite being carbon neutral, I won’t have the guilt of the local emissions although I’m not in a dense urban area. So it’s just been a mix of gas and electricity for cooking. I’m so looking forward to wood and gas free heating/cooking; will literally save me months per year of time 😀

  • shaggybreeks
    shaggybreeks2 ай бұрын

    100 years ago, windmills were a common sight across rural America. They were usually used to pump water, but they were often adapted to produce electricity.

  • Studio 12 Archive

    Studio 12 Archive

    Ай бұрын

    And they were superseded by more powerful efficient engines. That is why they went out of use.

  • Mark Gelinas

    Mark Gelinas

    2 ай бұрын

    All the windmills in our area are derilict. You can see what is left of them when driving by.

  • TheThirdMan
    TheThirdMan11 ай бұрын

    This is amazing. I agree: the power pod looks to be the best choice. You’re doing great work, Matt. Regards from Melbourne, Australia (the dirty brown coal capital of the world).

  • New Future Ideas
    New Future Ideas6 ай бұрын

    Thank you really much for this video! I haven't heard of some of these before watching it. I m not just wanna install one to my house but we are planning an eco-town with only these kinda stuff generating power :) Hope to see more content liek this here! :) Thanks mate!

  • Andrew Jones Productions
    Andrew Jones Productions6 ай бұрын

    At 9:11 they seem to have the IceWind generator on a trailer being towed behind a vehicle. Whilst most likely generator testing, this is an interesting concept and a potential future solution for those who would like to be able to overland with a suitable EV and being able to either recharge their vehicle as driving or even just the trailer batteries that would allow for full off-grid power using electricity alone. Weight and size would likely be stumbling blocks as the technology currently stands, but future battery development and technology that would allow for the downsizing of the generator itself, may make this possible. After all, regardless of the weather or time of day, you are guaranteed of high speed winds whilst driving.

  • Igziabeher
    Igziabeher Жыл бұрын

    There is also the O-Wind which was developed by students at the University of Lancaster and won the UK’s James Dyson Award in 2018 that shows a lot of promise for harvesting the turbulent air found in most cities. Looking forward to see how they turn it into an electricity generating machine. Thanks for the video, you just won over a new subscriber.

  • Bill DesJardins
    Bill DesJardins3 ай бұрын

    The keys to the energy problem are (i) altering end-use patterns, and (i) using the free distribution systems inherent to solar and wind. Big solar and wind farms feed the grid in order to meter the energy--even though the grid loses 1/2 of it through the resistivity of its wires. But Big corporations need to make their profits, so that's the way we are going on this. This is interesting from a scientific point of view because solar and wind are freely distributed all over the world--which means at their points of use--and thus there is no scientific reason for them to be collected at one location in order to be used at another. So in this energy problem, we see Science versus Capitalism. Here's one easy example. If you put a solar panel on your roof or in your back yard, you could recharge all of your telecommunications and computer devices: iPhones, laptops, iPads, etc. This is because these devices (i) USE DC, (ii) at low voltages and (iii) low currents.In other words there is no scientific reason why we cannot set as a national policy goal taking our telecommunications and computer systems off the grid. But we are not going to do that because capitalism must continue to make money off of energy. Thus the 5 to 18 Volts DC needed to recharge your phones and iPads--run your internet modems, etc. is converted from DC to AC and then stepped up so it can be conveyed by local power lines, and then stepped up again, so those local lines can be fed by high tension lines, and then stepped back down when it arrives at your solar or wind farm site. Look at all of that infrastructure and AC to DC conversions, step up and step down transformers with their cancerous oil baths just to be able to CHARGE YOU MONEY for the energy you use to CHARGE your telecommunication and computer systems--which you could charge for free off a solar panel on your house. If you did take the telecommunications and computer devices off the grid, then that represents a major achievement. It means we did something. Something that everyone can understand, in teh following way. Imagine the power "goes out" in your home. What do you lose? Well, your computer and the internet still work, because they are off the grid. And the lights are still on in the house, because they are 12 VDC LEDs. You can't use your washing machine--unless you do your clothes in the sink. Or the dryer, unless you use a clothesline. You can't use your microwave, electric oven, dishwasher, electric can opener. But you won't be off-line sitting next to a candle at the kitchen table, or fighting family members over the flashlight. Everything in your white, christian, middle class suburban home will be working--the lights will be on, Netflix will be streaming over your 49" LED TV, you'll still be checking emails, talking on the phone, updating everyone on Facebook and Twitter. This is if you take the telecommunications and computer aspects of your life off the grid, as proposed. Think about it.

  • Fina Rodriguez
    Fina Rodriguez2 ай бұрын

    Love the power pot design!😂. Had a vision seeing these all over the city getting free electricity.

  • Jorge Otolio
    Jorge Otolio2 ай бұрын

    This is fascinating. I only have concerns about the PowerPod when it comes to insects-is it safe for them?

  • Taj Hayes
    Taj Hayes2 ай бұрын

    LUV the POWER POD design!! CAN'T wait 2 get my hands on a couple of those!! They R GREAT low maintenance units tht R small yet mighty & move much like the breathers on a roof top. AWESOME concept in my opinion!!

  • nathan kilgore
    nathan kilgore Жыл бұрын

    I had an idea some years ago of a similar system built into bridge and overpass construction. The strength of the structure and shape both over and underpass designs could easily capture wind as well as traffic generated breeze. When taken into consideration during planning this could be an improvement to what is now just a one use monolith. This, taken along with the recent addition of big rig wind deflectors on the cabs or trailer tops are just more of the same potential additions to electrical options being considered as alternative propulsion.

  • Rasheed Khan

    Rasheed Khan

    6 ай бұрын

    Folks the jesus thing is probably a bot running a test or something. Stop responding.

  • Dingfelder Smurfalot

    Dingfelder Smurfalot

    6 ай бұрын

    @Tighe Lutz Strongly agree. Jesus non-sequiturs like that just look like crazy town and don't do proselytizer or proselitized any favors.

  • Dingfelder Smurfalot

    Dingfelder Smurfalot

    6 ай бұрын

    @Rasheed Khan That sounds like a great idea. High speed traffic causes tremendous wind, and in places like Los Angeles can do it all day long. Plus being low to the ground means easy accessibility for maintenance.

  • Tighe Lutz

    Tighe Lutz

    6 ай бұрын

    @Praise Jesus, Repent or Likewise Perish Uhhh.... idk what's going on in your personal life.. but this is _not_ what Jesus wants you to do with your life. When he said "spread the word of God", he didn't mean "be annoying and post irrelevant comments on youtube, thereby annoying everyone and spreading the good word to absolutely no one" (I mean, assuming you believe in that sort of thing to begin with. You do you, but this is pathetic)

  • Save TheZombies

    Save TheZombies

    7 ай бұрын

    @Lofts Sympatico Yes, I think Jesus would be very upset about how pollution adversely effects poor communities and would be very supportive and maybe even bring us some great methods of clean cheap energy....then he would probably be crucified by fossil fuel companies.

    EDWIN MORALES6 ай бұрын

    Power pod sounds really cool. Solar is a good idea but it limited. Wind power seems much better. Keep up the good work.

  • boredgrass
    boredgrass Жыл бұрын

    It is a delight to see the immense creativity that is at work here! I have a feeling, the mindset behind all these ideas might be more importand than individual specs!

  • boredgrass


    Жыл бұрын

    @Roger Phelps It is not one of the projects it is the flexibility of thinking! Precisely because with the exception of nuclear fusion, which can still be decades away, not one technology will solve it all! Open mindedness is the most important "energy source"!

  • Roger Phelps

    Roger Phelps

    Жыл бұрын

    No.The people working on these things have not done their homework. They are far too small to provide any significant output.

  • Chris Petersen
    Chris Petersen2 ай бұрын

    Sadly wind power is restricted in many countries due to outdated regulations resulting in turbines only running at 30 - 40% capacity (Goes for both national and on a EU basis).

  • Just Doing It Jim
    Just Doing It Jim5 ай бұрын

    I was never attracted to renewables due to climate change. I'm more interested in their ability to make free electricity for me. I know there's always maintenance and an up front cost, but a system that saves me money always has my interest!

  • atomly
    atomly6 ай бұрын

    Living in a place like San Francisco, it seems a bit absurd that there aren't PowerPods or Savonius turbines all over the place. They seem like the perfect local alternative to rooftop solar in a place where the sun can be hard to find but the wind is basically a given.

  • iiIcyVoid


    3 ай бұрын

    cuz its a scam lmao

  • Bonnie Hoke-Scedrov
    Bonnie Hoke-ScedrovАй бұрын

    This is my first time enjoying your KZread channel. Great content! Looking forward to hearing more from you! Your video was so informative. Thank you so much!

  • TONY P
    TONY P6 ай бұрын

    Hi Matt, I'm in the UK and wind farms here are mainly offshore, making their upkeep even more expensive. The government arent doing anything to help the energy rape taking place here, whilst in France the energy firms have had their increase capped at 4% here in the UK we are looking at a 200% price hike in energy costs. Thanks for your informative channel, I would probably opt for 6 of the Powerpods along my house ridge, but a planning permission application is £400 ($500) and that covers just one device, each additional device is another charge. So you see they would let me fit them - but they want their cut of my investment and my savings. We are all being charged.

  • Greg Maginn

    Greg Maginn

    14 күн бұрын

    @again If we keep burning coal at the rate we are, we wont be around in 400 years

  • again


    Ай бұрын

    In Australia we also have huge power price increases due to high cost of renewable power. Power companies are closing down coal stations while we still have 400 years of coal in the ground.

  • HuntingTarg


    2 ай бұрын

    You are all being controlled. It's about (gov't.) power, not progress. Otherwise you wouldn't be stuck under the thumb of gov't. officials and regulators telling you how you can and can't improve your life and what you have to pay them for the privilege of doing so.

  • Anton Nym
    Anton Nym6 ай бұрын

    Nice reporting! My favorite is the oscillating vertical rod, which I call the "Wiggle Wand". Simpler is better. All good wishes!

  • C T
    C T Жыл бұрын

    It's so great to see a development race in this industry, it's really what we've needed for decades and thanks to campaigners pushing this issue and ultimately changing public opinion it really feels like we're entering a power revolution. Every time I check in on what's new it feels like there's been another ten developments, it's awesome to watch and I really feel as though traditional dirty energy could be a thing of the past in the next 20 years.

  • Hugehappygrin


    6 ай бұрын

    Oh boy, you have been drinking the Kool-Aid. What you call dirty energy is exactly what makes clean energy work at all. Think about all of the products created with the use of fossil fuels. A great example is plastics(plural). Apparently you have no idea what crude oil becomes.

  • Astral Farmer
    Astral Farmer6 ай бұрын

    Matt, these videos are blowing my mind. I found you from your agrovoltaics video. I have a cannabis farm in Oklahoma and am working to dive into all sorts of energy production. Would love to collaborate on experiments and builds. There is literally zero building permitting where I am at, so just about any installation is within reason. :)

  • Todd


    5 ай бұрын

    Ummm... 'blowing' your mind?

  • Marjake
    Marjake7 ай бұрын

    If we are to be able to disconnect from the grid, we need to have more than one source of energy generation. I had thought of solar panels and wind turbines (no blades) but I also thought of having a mentos wheel. Yes, there are moving parts but once it is put into motion nothing stops it. What do you think?

  • L L
    L LАй бұрын

    The power pod sounds fantastic, I'd certainly put one on my roof if I had the money

  • The Rogue of Space
    The Rogue of Space5 ай бұрын

    Awesome vid, Matt, some of these concepts were seriously cool! & Wowza those bird #s in comparison to domestic kitties. It'll be even better to lower that figure with wind generators of the future 🌬⚡💚

  • Gumdrop Meadowz
    Gumdrop Meadowz3 ай бұрын

    Imagine a small power pod or ...wiggling stick... extending out of electric cars at night, catching a few kilowatts without the need of a manual recharge. As electric vehicles become more and more efficient with each kilowatt, this could really make for a wonderful boon added!

  • TimberGeek
    TimberGeek Жыл бұрын

    I set my roof at solar optimum and planned on a pair of small wind generators on the cupolas of a future barn but a lack of funds (partially to create local zoning regulations) killed the whole project.

  • 1flyjc
    1flyjc9 ай бұрын

    Thanks for the great info. The question I have is, how will the smaller wind turbines hole up when used on beach front homes? Considering salt content of the air.

  • Jellybean Dakota
    Jellybean Dakota5 ай бұрын

    WOW WOW WOW I have long been concerned about the future of our nation and our world. Knowing that there are solutions makes me feel so much better. And gives me faith that there are even more solutions not yet discovered. Thank you for sharing life changing information. In an easy to digest format.

  • KrK007
    KrK007 Жыл бұрын

    I really like the power pod design... I could see insects or even birds trying to nest in the things though if you had some windless days. Might be a consideration for where you mount it, you might need to access it for inspection/cleaning.

  • I Collect Stories

    I Collect Stories

    Жыл бұрын

    I think if you position the blades close enough to the housing, that might be enough to exclude birds. I would like to know what a wasp thinks of it. You're gonna need to clean it yearly, I suppose, for blown dust, etc. Hopefully a garden hose would be enough. Or maybe just throw the blade into the dishwasher, if that doesn't trouble your mind.

  • Potrimpo
    Potrimpo7 ай бұрын

    I'm hoping in 30 years time, people would never understand how we lived without green energy like wind, solar or hydroelectric.

  • Greentea A
    Greentea A5 ай бұрын

    This isn’t self promotion but I’ve built similar things always love seeing people innovate !!

  • MrThaiThomas
    MrThaiThomas5 ай бұрын

    When I saw the part of underwater and up storage exchange storage, I thought about high tide areas, when at low tide it may cheaper to fill up at sea floor, and when tide reaches high, getting out more power ... added by the tide and more pressure down then itself

  • b4tm4n rubin
    b4tm4n rubin8 ай бұрын

    I would have a powerpod on my house any day over a solar panel. Hope they become mass produced soon and available in the UK with the current price of electricity these days

  • Dakota
    Dakota Жыл бұрын

    This is a great inspiration for one of my upcoming projects. For a year now I have been brainstorming power-generating ideas, only to discover it's a thing. After this I think I have an idea I could implement, that hasn't been done.

  • Torticolis


    Жыл бұрын

    Good luck Dakota

  • Hunter Lee

    Hunter Lee

    Жыл бұрын

    Good luck Dakota

  • Princess Ezeuzoh
    Princess Ezeuzoh6 ай бұрын

    Beautiful and highly informative video. Thanks so much, watching your videos excite me every time.

  • ciaranbrk
    ciaranbrk11 ай бұрын

    The power pod looks interesting and perfect for Ireland roughly 100 kilowatts shy of the average energy consumption per annum.

  • Hernan
    Hernan6 ай бұрын

    Maybe the Power Pods could probably be stacked on top of each other so save space, making them more space efficient that other alternatives.

  • Stuart Lloyd
    Stuart Lloyd5 ай бұрын

    Well done, Matt, for getting through that video. You have more willpower than me.

  • Keith Frost
    Keith Frost Жыл бұрын

    The power pod looks promising from a home owner's perspective, but I'd like to see a roof top model that also takes advantage of attic heat. Call it a combo pod.

  • paper burn

    paper burn

    Жыл бұрын

    @Markle2k also could pass-through /ridge and Cupolas but that changes nothing. the attic can vent to a negative pressure and suck air from your house. This is something that you do not want to occur. I mean you could design around this problem but I believe retrofitting would be way to costly. but it is an interesting thought problem.

  • Markle2k


    Жыл бұрын

    @paper burn Attics are typically vented to the outside along the edges.

  • Lilli C

    Lilli C

    Жыл бұрын

    you‘d better improve the insolation of your roof

  • paper burn

    paper burn

    Жыл бұрын

    No pun intended but if you attic sucks to much it literally can suck all the heated or cooled air out of your house. the house would have to be designed with no penetration's to the attic space

  • Lucas
    LucasАй бұрын

    Great video. Though I have some issues with it. I live in Sweden, and our politicians have closed down most of our reactors. In the norther part of Sweden we have hydroenergy so they are fine. In the southern parts we have wind, in september we hade 2 good days with windpower, otherwise we have to rely on natural gas and imported power. The winds either don't get strong enough or get too strong for us to harness that power. I would still opt for nuclear for now til we've managed to build something better. Perhaps a hydrogen plant or some thorium nuclear powerplants.

  • Pelas0
    Pelas07 ай бұрын

    I've been hearing these new promising technologies for years, yet no wind device has remotely approached common 3 blade windmill power output.

  • Mark Marsh
    Mark Marsh2 ай бұрын

    The big mistake in Wind Power was the horizontal axis of rotation -- Vertical axis windmills are far more durable, less expensive to build and easy to scale down into effective home-size units. Solid state will never work small scale.

  • Byron Law
    Byron Law9 ай бұрын

    Saving this. The lot on which we are building gets lots of wind, so something to harness it makes sense. I like the Icelandic model. I'll have to explore the options more in depth when once the budget allows for it.

  • Annei S
    Annei S22 күн бұрын

    So many youtubers have taken alot of your info here and made it their own. Kudos to you 👏

  • Nickmade Stupid Video
    Nickmade Stupid VideoАй бұрын

    We definitely need more modern alternatives to current wind tech

  • Dorothy Martin
    Dorothy Martin11 ай бұрын

    Wind power on a smaller scale would be much more practical in my area than solar, IMHO, as there is lots of wind both summer and winter, but is very cloudy in the winter. I also think smaller windmills used as an auxiliary charging would be much more practical than trying to have whole house wind energy or vast wind farms. Was very interested in the new "wind wall" an inventor has come up with that employs a large number of mini wind generator fans. Looks like it holds promise for homeowners.

  • Michael Connor
    Michael Connor10 ай бұрын

    I enjoyed the video. Would love to put something like these concepts to work on my electric bill.