Harvesting Electron Flows To Generate Electricity Using WindEfficient, Clean, Cheap, Reliable, Renewable and Sustainable
National Priority to find alternatives to fossil fuel
Exponential increases in energy consumption and depletion of energy generation materials drives need to find cheaper, cleaner, and reliable alternatives.
Most alternative energy proposals are not efficient and all carry with them environmental risks.
Harnessing the power of high altitude wind can supplant energy needs of mankind for centuries.
Proposed Technology: Electron Wind Generator
We propose a new method of getting electric energy from wind.
A special injector injects electrons into the atmosphere.
Wind picks up the electrons and moves them in the direction of wind which is also against the direction of electric field.
At some distance from injector a unique grid acquires the electrons, thus charging and producing electricity.
This method does not require, as does other wind energy devices, strong columns, wind turbines, or electric generators. This proposed wind installation is cheap.
Some Information about Wind Energy
The power of wind engine strongly depends on wind speed (to the third power). Low altitude wind (H = 10 m) has the standard average speed of V = 6 m/s. High altitude wind is powerful and practically everywhere is stable and constant. Wind in the troposphere and stratosphere are powerful and permanent. For example, at an altitude of 5 km, the average wind speed is about 20 M/s, at an altitude 10 - 12 km the wind may reach 40 m/s (at latitude of about 20 - 350 N).
There are permanent jet streams at high altitude. For example, at H = 12-13 km and about 250 N latitude, the average wind speed at its core is about 148 km/h (41 m/s). The most intensive portion has a maximum speed of 185 km/h (51 m/s) latitude 220, and 151 km/h (42 m/s) at latitude 350 in North America. On a given winter day, speeds in the jet core may exceed 370 km/h (103 m/s) for a distance of several hundred miles along the direction of the wind. Lateral wind shears in the direction normal to the jet stream may be 185 km/h per 556 km to right and 185 km/h per 185 km to the left.
The wind speed of V = 40 m/s at an altitude H = 13 km provides 64 times more energy than surface wind speeds of 6 m/s at an altitude of 10 m. This is an enormous renewable and free energy source. (See reference: Science and Technology, v.2, p.265).
We need the money to build a prototype that can be tested for proof of concept. If it works as our computations predict, we can get funding to bring this from conception to inception to energy consumption.