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The Future of Solid State Wind Energy - No More Blades

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  1. 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?" kzonlines.info/up/dctkecbQhqd0qKM/bejne

    • 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??? kzonlines.info/up/gMWioZWoj6xjoZ8/bejne , Kominek Gliniany kzonlines.info/up/apuVptaepHuhXqM/bejne , Kominek na T-light kzonlines.info/up/lKuGfdarhrCBnps/bejne ...

    • L.aE.cH. Empire

      L.aE.cH. Empire

      2 ай бұрын

      RALPH RING Carr - on you tube

  2. 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

      Rdlx68

      Ай бұрын

      She’s obviously smarter than you

    • Bonemarrow

      Bonemarrow

      Ай бұрын

      You have a cool girlfriend

  3. ShimmySnail

    ShimmySnail

    8 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!

  4. Jacob Boyd

    Jacob Boyd

    22 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.

  5. Mike Scheier

    Mike Scheier

    11 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

      jpaugh64

      Ай бұрын

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

    • jpaugh64

      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! 🤗

  6. Derrick Krauss

    Derrick Krauss

    2 күн бұрын

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

  7. 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

      EyeTVideos

      Жыл бұрын

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

    • EyeTVideos

      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.

  8. 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

      ss67camaroNut

      2 ай бұрын

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

    • HuntingTarg

      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

      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.

    • STOP TRANSLATING VIDEO TITLES!

      STOP TRANSLATING VIDEO TITLES!

      5 ай бұрын

      I wonder how loud they are though

  9. Weihnachts Mann

    Weihnachts Mann

    4 ай бұрын

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

  10. Some guy on the internet

    Some guy on the internet

    9 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

      notahotshot

      2 ай бұрын

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

    • XWierdThingsHappenX

      XWierdThingsHappenX

      2 ай бұрын

      Imagine slapping one on top of a hydroelectric damn.

  11. Bryan Reilly

    Bryan Reilly

    23 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

      2 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 . . .

  12. Jim Bell

    Jim Bell

    2 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)

  13. Degen

    Degen

    8 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.

  14. Bobby R. Poirier

    Bobby R. Poirier

    6 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.

  15. Shawn Anderson

    Shawn Anderson

    5 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

      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

      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

      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.

  16. 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

      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.

  17. Daniel Feldsien

    Daniel Feldsien

    4 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.

  18. Some guy on the internet

    Some guy on the internet

    9 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.

  19. Expunge6667

    Expunge6667

    4 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

  20. Steven E. Sexton

    Steven E. Sexton

    3 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.

  21. 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

      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

      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.

  22. Joe Smith

    Joe Smith

    5 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

      TrumpstersAreTurds

      Ай бұрын

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

    • heythave

      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

  23. Silvia LittleWolf

    Silvia LittleWolf

    9 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.

  24. MGD

    MGD

    10 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.

    • KEEP CALM and PLAY SOCCER IN YOUR PAJAMAS

      KEEP CALM and PLAY SOCCER IN YOUR PAJAMAS

      5 ай бұрын

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

  25. Nathan Snow

    Nathan Snow

    5 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.

  26. 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.

    • KEEP CALM and PLAY SOCCER IN YOUR PAJAMAS

      KEEP CALM and PLAY SOCCER IN YOUR PAJAMAS

      4 ай бұрын

      @Hatchete Finally we can get women interested in science.

    • Hatchete

      Hatchete

      4 ай бұрын

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

    • STOP TRANSLATING VIDEO TITLES!

      STOP TRANSLATING VIDEO TITLES!

      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!

    • KEEP CALM and PLAY SOCCER IN YOUR PAJAMAS

      KEEP CALM and PLAY SOCCER IN YOUR PAJAMAS

      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!

  27. meg elizabeth

    meg elizabeth

    4 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

  28. 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.

  29. ::: 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

      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.

  30. Beaker

    Beaker

    Күн 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...

  31. 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.

    • VK RGFAN

      VK RGFAN

      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.

  32. TONY P

    TONY P

    6 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

      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

      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.

  33. Travis Dunlap

    Travis Dunlap

    9 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

      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.

  34. Jim Stansbury

    Jim Stansbury

    9 ай бұрын

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

  35. Hamishislive

    Hamishislive

    2 күн бұрын

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

  36. 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

      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

      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 😀

  37. Lai Shun Chan

    Lai Shun Chan

    6 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

  38. kent nilsson

    kent nilsson

    2 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😋

  39. David Cotovsky

    David Cotovsky

    19 сағат бұрын

    The future is exciting!

  40. shaggybreeks

    shaggybreeks

    2 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.

  41. Sean Houde

    Sean Houde

    10 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!

  42. Victory First

    Victory First

    2 ай бұрын

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

  43. Honest Man

    Honest Man

    Күн 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????

  44. Kyle MAnley

    Kyle MAnley

    3 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.

  45. David Stonier-Gibson

    David Stonier-Gibson

    4 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.

  46. Dingfelder Smurfalot

    Dingfelder Smurfalot

    9 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... kzonlines.info/up/nd-Cqsqndplykpc/bejne

    • 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!

  47. TheThirdMan

    TheThirdMan

    11 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).

  48. Sue Zbell

    Sue Zbell

    2 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?

  49. 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

      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.

  50. 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?

  51. Roger St Hilaire

    Roger St Hilaire

    4 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. :)

  52. Marque Pierre Sondergaard

    Marque Pierre Sondergaard

    2 ай бұрын

    Very interesting and informative! Thanks for producing this video.

  53. Andrew Jones Productions

    Andrew Jones Productions

    6 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.

  54. 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.

  55. 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.

  56. atomly

    atomly

    6 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

      iiIcyVoid

      3 ай бұрын

      cuz its a scam lmao

  57. Jack Bailey

    Jack Bailey

    10 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

  58. New Future Ideas

    New Future Ideas

    6 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!

  59. Paul O'DWYER

    Paul O'DWYER

    14 күн бұрын

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

  60. 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

      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.

  61. Brussels Sprouts

    Brussels Sprouts

    2 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.

  62. EDWIN MORALES

    EDWIN MORALES

    6 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.

  63. Bonnie Hoke-Scedrov

    Bonnie Hoke-Scedrov

    Ай бұрын

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

  64. Bill DesJardins

    Bill DesJardins

    3 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.

  65. Astral Farmer

    Astral Farmer

    6 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

      Todd

      5 ай бұрын

      Ummm... 'blowing' your mind?

  66. The Rogue of Space

    The Rogue of Space

    5 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 🌬⚡💚

  67. 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

      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.

  68. Jorge Otolio

    Jorge Otolio

    2 ай бұрын

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

  69. trep53

    trep53

    9 ай бұрын

    My favorite fact here was the amount of wild life killed by something other than wind turbines. Good to see the ideas and efforts being explored for renewable energy. Clearly the possibilities are there, we need to maximize the effort. Being an old guy I hope to see growth of renewable energy to the point where it out paces the fossil fuel industry. There is plenty of money to be had for everyone that wants to get on board. Those that resist or detract from the effort need to be buried in a coal mine.

    • Ken Jackson

      Ken Jackson

      9 ай бұрын

      I'm surprised kitties are that aggressive.

  70. Anton Nym

    Anton Nym

    6 ай бұрын

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

  71. Just Doing It Jim

    Just Doing It Jim

    5 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!

  72. 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.

  73. Fina Rodriguez

    Fina Rodriguez

    2 ай бұрын

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

  74. 1flyjc

    1flyjc

    9 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.

  75. Marjake

    Marjake

    7 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?

  76. Nickmade Stupid Video

    Nickmade Stupid Video

    Ай бұрын

    We definitely need more modern alternatives to current wind tech

  77. 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.

  78. Taj Hayes

    Taj Hayes

    2 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!!

  79. Dorothy Martin

    Dorothy Martin

    11 ай бұрын

    As a completely non-engineer, it appears to me that a small number of large, long propeller blades is less effective than a large number of smaller propeller blades turning gears.

    • Pavan Biliyar

      Pavan Biliyar

      6 ай бұрын

      In engineering, the problem to solve starts out as an objective given to you. It states intended goals and boundary conditions whether environmental or structural (materials to use or size limits). In simpler terms, "Here's a plot of land, I want a system to produce 10 MegaWatts to power a nearby village a few miles away, all for this much cash up front and this much allowable maintenance." Maintenance is key in terms of an ongoing labor cost for the life of the system, and more moving parts isn't a benefit. You could make the case of less downtime with multiple smaller turbines, but in the end a risk assessment or cost benefit analysis is what determines the outcome. Everyone from the customer, contractor, government agency issuing permits, to the third party auditor or environmental lobby will verify independently-- long before the project gets started. In other words, it isn't all engineering. Hope that gives you a better idea of what's going on.

  80. Kevin Whitehead

    Kevin Whitehead

    5 ай бұрын

    While not bladeless, another wind energy generation idea I find fun are balloon turbines. Can see them in San Franksokyo from the Disney movie Big Hero 6. Obviously has its flaws, but I think its a fun way of harnesses the wind energy found at higher altitudes.

  81. Chris Petersen

    Chris Petersen

    2 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).

  82. 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

      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

  83. L L

    L L

    Ай бұрын

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

  84. 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.

  85. Dorothy Martin

    Dorothy Martin

    11 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.

  86. Princess Ezeuzoh

    Princess Ezeuzoh

    6 ай бұрын

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

  87. 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

      Torticolis

      Жыл бұрын

      Good luck Dakota

    • Hunter Lee

      Hunter Lee

      Жыл бұрын

      Good luck Dakota

  88. b4tm4n rubin

    b4tm4n rubin

    8 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

  89. Stuart Lloyd

    Stuart Lloyd

    5 ай бұрын

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

  90. Chris Saylor

    Chris Saylor

    5 ай бұрын

    Wind is really cool for sure, but I still can't get over why we don't just do massive solar projects WITH wind to diversify. Covering every US military base in green energy would take such an huge chunk out of our fossil fuel demands and could be done in relatively short period of time.

  91. Zackery Weatherwax

    Zackery Weatherwax

    10 ай бұрын

    I am curious if the solid state device would create ozone like the ionic purifiers do. If they do that would create a whole different kind of issue and would be deadly to humans and animals.

  92. 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.

  93. Annei S

    Annei S

    22 күн бұрын

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

  94. Gumdrop Meadowz

    Gumdrop Meadowz

    3 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!

  95. Byron Law

    Byron Law

    9 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.

  96. Michael Connor

    Michael Connor

    10 ай бұрын

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

  97. Lucas

    Lucas

    Ай 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.

  98. NegativePlayer

    NegativePlayer

    4 ай бұрын

    I recall a material capable of reacting to the Sun's rays, like... Literally. As in, moves whenever it gets exposed to it. I don't remember if it was a concept or not but, I think I saw a measuring tool used to compute the luminosity of a flashlight made by the Hacksmith channel. Although it required the power of the world's brightest flashlight to make it spin, if we could somehow optimize that, could probably make wind power much, much more powerful than it is at the moment. Imagine a turbine that's able to spin despite the lacking windspeed. A mechanical solar panel that produces both mechanical and electrical energy. Essentially a turbine that's able to produce two types power from three sources. The Wind Blade, the Solar panel, and the reactive layer on top of the solar panel. And since it reacts to sunlight, it can be made to adapt to the environments. Meaning, it can scale from a home friendly piece to a humongous power generator in the middle of the fields.

  99. Greentea A

    Greentea A

    5 ай бұрын

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

  100. MrThaiThomas

    MrThaiThomas

    5 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

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