Here’s an invention that should capture more of the world’s attention, because it can capture more of the world’s winds. Flodesign’s “jet engine”-shaped wind turbine has a slightly different way of seeing the wind flow, and by this it is three to four times more efficient. Present day wind turbines capture only 50% of the air flow, and they do not stand high winds. In addition, they have high building standards and have to be built tall and away from habitable areas. They need to use several high capacity truck transports to carry the components of a classic wind turbine to its building place, and there’s a lot of work in building it.
Instead, Flodesign’s wind turbine design is made more simple and small. Its blades can handle high wind velocities, and the density of the wind farm can be much higher. You only need one truck to carry all of its components to the building site.
They even made a video showing you how this turbine works, which you can see below.
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On a side note, I noticed our icons correlate with IPs and Gordons is the same as veritas proving me correct on saying it was him or a constituant letting forth that rebuttal.
*Thinks veritas is gordon or one of his constituants* *Recalled the reason he chose not be be an inventor in a greedy world* Also I agree with nick, I'd like some really figures on kwh/mwh produced sorted by model size as well as energy density for land. Though I slightly disagree with "who cares about truck anwyays" though it is the smallest part of the footprint it does matter. As the manufacturing grows so does the transportation and distribution curve. I must also state that I appreciate the geometry and aerodynamics involved in the model, to whoever actually invented it, you're a man after my own heart, think more build less. I also would like to know the materials and density of these materials used, so I can do some of my own math to solve the puzzle the article left.
The turbines may fit on just one truck but that's because they're smaller. You may be able to fit them closer together, but that's because they don't extract as much total energy per turbine as a larger model. What's the cost per KWh compared to traditional turbines? Will you end up using more trucks in the end to haul out more turbines to hit the same total power output? And who cares about trucks anyway? Lets see some numbers. Based on X square miles of land, which technology can extract more total energy? At higher or lower initial cost for the turbines themselves? When is ROI? What is the total lifetime cost?Also, wow. I do believe in the previous posts I just witnessed a green tech infight with people using multiple fake logins and everything. This is the very problem. Stop BSing and making pretty videos and "politely" berating each other. Show us the numbers and ship something, or shut up.
Interesting comments from NevadaRides and Saint Gore. Clearly both of these posters have some vendetta against Gordon which can easily be put to rest by calling Gordon and setting matters straight if they feel they have been harmed. Gordon Goetsch is not hiding. None of the above is true, nor can it be validated as such. As can be seen, Gordon's contact information is clearly stated. Anyone can call him for character references from people all over the world who know him, know his heart and are familiar with his humanitarian work and are familiar with his objectives. He has not take a penny from anyone, and has funded all his own expenses in his endeavors. (this can be verified) It is unfortunate that he had a well intentioned association with James Rivera who received thousands of dollars from Gordon and many others. They ALL lost their money. Gordon has never jointly owned any business with James Rivera. Briefly James added him as a director prior to Rivera's exposure as a con artist. One need only do some research on Gordon's family to discover the caliber of people they are. His oldest son is a scientist held in highest regard in medical circles for his work on stem cell research. His second son has spent time in Tibet at his own expense teaching. The list can go on, but does not matter. Time will tell. If form holds true, these two posters will come back with their defences and try to validate their claims. Those comments will not be responded to and this will be the last and only post in this regard.
Beware of Gordon Goetsch, serious imposter trying to steal other's technology and trademarks and market them in poor countries. The absolute worst of the breed. Check out the legal owner of the tradmark "Windtricity" by Texas Public Utilities from whom he stole the name from his electric bill since he resides in San Antonio. His business partner James Rivera is up on 11 felony counts in Nevada for fraud and his recent exploits in AlmightyWind are just the tip of the Iceberg. Consider yourself warned.
Gordon Goetsch is developing quite a name for himself within the Scientific/Engineering and investment community as someone who habitually worms his way into groups developing green technologies - then stealing the plans or claiming the technology as his own to garner investments. His most recent partner, James Rivera, with whom he owned Apostles, Inc. and Almighty Wind, Inc. has just been indicted on 11 felony fraud counts from Nevada and California. Gordon is most likely next. These two 'worked' the Christian communities for investments in stolen technologies, as they deem Christian people as 'easy pickings'. Buyer Beware.
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