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Originally posted by googlefudgeAnd birds not wanting to nest or travel near the blades of a traditional windmill.
I think this would also remove the problem of wind farms screwing with our air traffic control
and defence radar systems.
Originally posted by DeepThoughtSeriously.
Originally posted by googlefudgeTalk about the law of unintended consequences. Thanks for the links.
https://www.qinetiq.com/services- ...[text shortened]... s/maritime/research-systems/Documents/VERIFEYE-Mitigating-the-effects-of-wind-farms-on-radar.pdf
Originally posted by sonhouseStealth coatings tend to be rather expensive and/or classified...
The solution for the radar problem would be to stealth the turbine blades, like a rubberized RF absorbing layer, that would eliminate the blinking returns the airports are getting.
Originally posted by googlefudgeI wonder if the new bladeless tech can be upgraded to industrial levels of power generation.
Stealth coatings tend to be rather expensive and/or classified...
At least ones that are light, hard-wearing, and thin enough to use on an aerodynamic surface.
Might be better off just making the blades out of a radio transparent materiel that is still strong,
light, and cheep enough.
Although if this pans out, these blade-less generators look to be a better and cheaper alternative.
Originally posted by sonhouseI don't see any particular reason why not. It's what they said they were working on doing.
I wonder if the new bladeless tech can be upgraded to industrial levels of power generation.
Originally posted by googlefudgeIt seems clear there would be much less stress to local birds also.
I don't see any particular reason why not. It's what they said they were working on doing.
The phenomena they are tapping into scales no problem.
I don't see them running into an structural problems with modern lightweight composites.
The only real question is whether their generator can cope with the much greater forces of a
full scale [multi ...[text shortened]... y make devices that take those
kinds of loads, and this has very few moving parts to wear out.
Originally posted by sonhouseIndeed.
It seems clear there would be much less stress to local birds also.