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Flying Wind Turbine Steals the Show at Energy Department Convention

Oilprice.com -- This week the Energy Department’s program for long-shot technologies, ARPA-E, is hosting a convention in Washington where teams of inventors can display their ideas to potential investors and government officials. The technologies are not currently market ready, merely prototype ideas hoping to intrigue the right person and receive funding for more research.

One of the most interesting prototypes shown was a flying wind turbine being developed by Makani Power of Alameda, California.


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honda0105
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the closed mindedness of some folks here reminds me of the Middle Ages when people said the earth was flat.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 2:47:30 PM

They must have left something important out of the news piece. The way it's written, it looks a lot like a perpetual motion machine.

Whatever happened to those venturi towers that would make electricity without the big, nasty, ugly, noisy, bird-killing blades high up in the air? That, and because it was omnidirectional, it didn't subject the blades to the high torque forces the current technology does ... making the blades slew around in the changing wind. That was gonna be the answer to all the world's problems at one time as I recall. Pardon me if I fail to get excited about each and every one of these gee-whiz technologies.

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dave12
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 2:37:03 AM

Once stupid is gone build a good old coal power plant!
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dave12
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 2:34:57 AM

Has Orectum funded it with a half a billion dollars of OUR money?
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dave12
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 2:33:25 AM

How often does it crash?
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dave12
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 2:32:38 AM

It sounds like a piece of crap!
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 1:29:56 AM

Space-based solar is the way to go.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 1:03:03 AM

KFAMH. Keep from above my house. Enough krap falling out of the sky around here as it is.

[Edited by: danreino at 3/2/2012 1:04:15 AM EST]
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RAKARWOWSKI
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 12:51:58 AM

Great idea!
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 12:51:30 AM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 12:50:37 AM

Great
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 12:37:35 AM

All the Department of Energy wants to do is find a way to tax all energy!
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 12:35:57 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 12:35:25 AM

Wind and solar are NOT the way of the future for energy and never will be.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 12:30:26 AM

go for it
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suzcoates
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 12:30:22 AM

they've been talking about this forever and nothing ever happens..ever
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 12:29:22 AM

The Energy Department seems to be all about making energy more expensive.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 12:14:38 AM

good
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 12:14:09 AM

Great, more tax dollars being spent on iffy projects. How about politicians stealing less from the people, and letting US invest in whatever we want?
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 12:13:20 AM

Interesting.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 12:12:53 AM

nice idea - hope it can prove out.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 12:12:20 AM

Technology coming to our rescue.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 12:09:41 AM

maybe someone will come up with something that will help in this gas war...another oil bill today over 700.00 for half a tank of oil...someone needs to find an answer soon..
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 12:09:30 AM

Oh.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 12:09:21 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 12:08:33 AM

Brilliant! Way to think outside the box. I'd rather see a bunch of these off the California coast than a bunch of oil rigs adding more pollution to our beaches!
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 12:05:41 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 12:05:32 AM

Oh.
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2012 12:01:34 AM

Is this for real? Can't imagine FAA allowing this.
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 11:59:27 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 11:59:21 PM

Like, this is going to help?
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 11:59:16 PM

so.
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 11:54:41 PM

whatever...
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 11:53:19 PM

why not?
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 11:49:31 PM

not the way to go drill more refine more
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 11:48:55 PM

Very interesting
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 11:47:23 PM

We need to be using more turbine power.
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 11:45:52 PM

Make it work. Make it work.
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 11:44:29 PM

NOT A GOOD IDEA.
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 11:41:03 PM

COOL!
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 11:40:14 PM

This has many potential applications.
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 11:39:22 PM

wind er up
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 11:34:58 PM

amazing what the human mind can come up with
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 11:34:55 PM

Still too many unanswered questions.
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 11:33:58 PM

An oxy-moron, but I want one anyway!
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 11:30:29 PM

OK
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 11:30:11 PM

Prototype to production?
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 11:29:42 PM

I hope it works ...
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 11:28:27 PM

interesting idea
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2012 11:27:12 PM

Good Alternative ,,,
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