Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Underground wind turbines

One of the disadvantages of wind turbines is noise. Would it be possible to put the turbine underground so that it is acoustically insulated, and have wind funnelled down to it?

Another potential benefit is that the working parts are more accessive for servicing.

The input and output funnels could for example be put at the top of a tall building. It should be possible to use fins to angle the funnels to catch the wind.

1 comment:

adreama said...

The Mass Megawatts Augmentation product uses the same principle: