Friday, July 4, 2008


Denmark has been well known for their production of windmills for hundreds of years. We can only hope that the latest incident where a windmill in Djurlsand went totally wild and chopped its own leg off, will not hold back the expansion of wind power in the near future.

Djursland is located on the "nose" of the Danish mainland and also has tons of tourists that enjoy hygge at the delightful animal park where you can see a real 100% genuine Mammoth skeleton!
Of course these skeletons are what produces oil and other fossil burning fuels, but as long as we dig them up and put them on display we will need to think of alternatives. How can anything but natural energy be of interest at this point in time?


I found a Wired story about one design for a high-altitude flying windmill. Operated like a kite from a tether, the windmill would be parked in the stratosphere, where wind energy is both constant and large: At 15,000 feet, winds are strong and constant. On the ground, wind is often unreliable -- the biggest problem for ground-based wind turbines. "For FEGs, the winds are much more persistent than on ground-based machines," "That's part of the benefit, more power and greater concentration."

Tests for a prototype Flying Electric Generator -- or FEG -- will likely begin in the Southern California desert after San Diego-based Sky Windpower accumulates the needed capital.

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