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Innovate Renewables Energies

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{Nature_and_Environment.96.16}: Tonu Aun {tonu} Sat, 22 Mar 2008 13:39:30 CDT (21 lines)

Converting raindrops to energy:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/weather/article3600123.ece


Okay-- sounds viable, though the first comment after the article makes
the point that rain already is used through hydro turbines. Again that
sounds reasonable on face.... however that comment is ignoring that
the captured energy still allows the water to flow to the turbines
with no effect on the hydro capacity. What is captured and converted
is the kinetic energy of the raindrops. No making craters in the soil.
Do I think this a viable alternative --- not by a mile.

The other 'solutions' in the article are creating limited amounts of
energy by walking or through fibre energy from clothing. Again
possible for some dinky amount. I can tell you how to harness wind
energy by fixed lines to trees or the expansion of metal rods fixed at
one end --- silly, silly, but they do work.

Yes, we will need silver b-bs rather than a one ultimate answer...
hunting for either still ignores the real problem.

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