Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Energy from blimps, how is this practical?

Wind energy from blimps? According to plans/technology by Canadian startup Magenn PowerJust, all you need to do is float a zeppelin at 1,000 feet with a turbine attached to the guide wire (around 300 feet), and it sends electricity back to the surface. (CNN Money). Sounds friendly and harmless enough, right?

No.

First of all, the blimp only provides enough energy for five homes. So how many thousands of these things would be needed to make a dent on a city's electric bill. What kind of headaches is that going to cause for commercial, news and emergency air traffic? And what about those of us who actually like looking at the sky?

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