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Mobile Wind Turbine Could Provide Portable Power On-Call

Posted By Timon Singh On October 1, 2010 @ 5:45 pm In Renewable Energy | 1 Comment

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The problem with wind farms is that they’re stuck wherever they’ve been stationed. Granted, they’ve been installed in areas that benefit from high wind activity, but what if you had a portable wind farm that could follow you wherever you needed power? Enter the Mobile Wind Turbine, designed by Pope Design [4] [1]!

The Mobile Wind Turbine has the potential to solve energy issues wherever they might arise, as long as there is a strong wind blowing. Consider it – be it a rock concert, a disaster relief mission or even a military operation – power is going to be needed and rather than using finite resources, what better way to offset any unfriendly eco-impact than to use the wind around you to diversify or completely power your energy needs?

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Situated on the back of a hybrid [3] carrier – that also uses electricity generated by the turbines to run – the Mobile Wind Turbine can be transported to any area to harness the wind. And should the wind drop or the vehicle’s batteries completely drain, a diesel generator will kick in to ensure that it’s not completely stranded.

An ingenious design that also kind of resembles the rescue vehicle from Thunderbirds, the unit’s self-erecting two-piece wind turbine tower can be easily raised to provide power when needed. The concept works very much like a pair of scissors, but powered by hydraulics on the vehicle’s base. Once the tower made from a light-weight thermoplastic is raised, the main vehicle braces itself with supporting legs, making for a stable power source to meet any need.

But, why stop at just one vehicle? With a fleet of them the possibilities are endless.

+ Pope Design [4]

via Ecofriend [5]

Images © from Pope Design


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/10/01/mobile-wind-turbine-could-provide-power-wherever-the-need/wind-power-2/

[2] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/10/01/mobile-wind-turbine-could-provide-power-wherever-the-need/mobilewindturbine/

[3] hybrid: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/17/londons-hybrid-double-decker-bus-officially-unveiled-today/

[4] Pope Design: http://www.pope-design.net/mobile_wind_turbine.htm

[5] Ecofriend: http://www.ecofriend.org/entry/mobile-wind-turbine-provides-clean-energy-anywhere-anytime/

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