Wouldn't it be totally poetic if after all the struggles we have been through in terms of energy resourcing, we- you and I, could tap in to renewable energy, save money and help heal a very challenged economy?
A poet of engineered solutions with long vision and I talked about this just this afternoon. He's no ordinary guy. To his way of thinking, meeting energy demands without having to go very far from home is, to quote him, "a no-brainer...well, except for the big anchors of the Status Quo."
I asked him about his startling conclusion. "Simple, " he told me, "ONE WORD...FLYWHEEL."
His "ONE WORD" brought to mind the pinwheels I used to play with as a kid.
That couldn't be the solution ...
So I spun on over to Wikipedia. and discovered "Flywheel Energy Storage (FES) works by accelerating a rotor to a very high speed and maintaining the energy in the system as inertial energy.
Advanced flywheels are made of high strength carbon-composite filaments that spin at speeds from 20,000 to 100,000 rpm in a vacuum enclosure. Magnetic bearings are necessary; in conventional mechanical bearings, friction is directly proportional to speed, and at such speeds, too much energy would be lost to friction."
That's a photo of one working at NASA (photo courtesy of Wikipedia)
So where will this lead? Here in North Carolina, we are beginning to work on renewable enrgy sources. Maybe where we adventure in 2009 and beyond is up to US.
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