This thing doesn't generate power. It only generates clout for its designer.
3. "The only challenge would be to get the weight ratio right, so to make it lighter, Doucet envisions a framework made of aluminum, which can then be clad with any lightweight material." uhhhh that's the "ONLY" Challenge? Not the economics of building/buying all the parts and actually building the thing while still making it a reasonable purchase for anyone?
2. Those calculations are EXTREMELY generous. Are you going to get an average 5m/s wind at ground level? no. In most US cities it's less than 4m/s at 10m high. Are you going to be as efficient as regular wind turbines, which have spent decades optimizing for efficiency? Also no.
1. If you gathered all the kinetic energy from an 8x25ft cross-section of air passing at about 5m/s, you'd only be able to generate about 17kWh of power, not the 27kWh you'd need to power the average US home. (Assuming your generators are about 30% efficient, which most wind turbines are.)
Hi sorry I just need to tear this apart real quick: https://www.fastcompany.com/90687369/this-ingenious-wall-could-harness-enough-wind-power-to-cover-your-electric-bill
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