This is a slideshow of one aspect of my alternate energy research.
A ridiculously simple and highly reliable source of energy targeting only low-winds. With such meek potentials in harvesting low-winds, I started with just one used water tank but found I had to add another that day, then two more by the next generation. By later generations, I had to move into an old 150 gallon propane tank that I had to first restore. I quickly outgrew THAT one for a pair 250 gallon tanks. Even still, I had to spend a lot of time coming up with creative ways to use all the energy I collected each day, since it was not 'installed' into any working system yet - it was just meant as a test bed for proof-of-concept, and I hadn't even gotten serious enough yet to scale up to harvesting the maximum potential of this one mill, the second smallest available. Test over! It's awesome, and that's just from low-wind energy. Two 10 ft mills would be enough for a house of my design, but I'd want to overlap energy sources for overall system reliability (wind not always blowing, sun not always shining, etc.)
- truly 100% fresh and green, submersible, and even life-PRESERVING in enclosed spaces.
- lifetime guarantee on availability of air:)
- no other systems are as simple or have as few basic and generic parts, which also drastically lowers global mfg. and shipping footprints.
- simplest of all controls; infinitely-variable speed control using only a valve - literally as easy as pinching a hose. Also, equivalent circuit logic components are already available (diode = check valve, etc.).
- safe utility inter-tie is as simple as a pop-off and a check valve.
- no heat limits; working fluid (air) good from -195 degrees F to maximum achievable (plasma).
- no heat losses, and all tools/devices run cold (overall heat system is null: heat of compression = cooling of expansion)
- almost zero learning curve or retooling time, and all parts already DOT-approved, 'on-the-shelf', and in popular use.
- uses no rare or specific resources (copper, NeFeB, etc.) - pick your materials for any component - 100% recyclable system even today.
- no other system is this safe (worst case on your mind is a bullet hole in the tank which mainly results in noise [will not explode, rips at best]), but what if it was the Propane/Gasoline/Hydrogen which are all ALREADY right next to you?
- 100% compatible with water (important on a planet that's 70% water) as well as with all biological and eco-systems.
- Unaffected by EMF, EMP-bomb, radiation, solar flares/coronal mass ejection, lightning, electrocution, black or brown-outs.
- unequalled 'carbon neutral' footprint, and even "carbon NEGATIVE" footprint using intake filtering to passively scrub CO2 from the environment rapidly in global use.
- infinite storage life.
- unmatched longevity, even that tank in the video was from 1967 and is still 100% duty rated today - storage is as simple as 'a tube with caps on the ends' - and even that, sole part is recyclable! No battery can (or ever will) claim anything close that.
- convertible into all other current and future energy systems, with most converters already 'on-the-shelf' - Example, coal/nuclear plants boiling water into steam engine turning generators could also turn compressors. However, if you look closely, even further opportunities arise to drastically simplify all current energy systems.
this list goes on and on...
- no attention or creativity given to noise attenuation or efficiencies of current components. Designs of all current components were driven purely by least cost and ease in mfg.
- energy density (only important in mobile applications) which, in practice, is highly related to aforementioned component inefficiencies.
Music: U2 - "Beautiful Day" All That You Can't Leave Behind