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Nathan Land

Feb 4, 2014
08:36

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Proposal
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http://www.wired.com/design/2014/01/mini-windmills-power-iphone/?cid=17794174

James Tyrer

Feb 5, 2014
01:34

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This is called a perpetual motion machine.

Ollie Danner

Feb 19, 2014
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Love it. I've thought about this for years. Between the mini windmills and solar panels, cars can put power back on the grid. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle-to-grid

Tom Morris

May 5, 2014
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nope, Increased drag means more energy is expended pushing than can be recovered by turbines.

Paul Wolfram

May 15, 2014
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There is another proposal with the same idea in this contest section: "Harnessing the energy of the wind generated as we drive through the atmosphere ." Unfortunately, this idea is facing the same problem that you have: the energy that your car can extract from the wind mills attached is just as big as the additional drag the wind mills cause.