This is my entry into the 4th round of the MOB rules contest. The category is "If I could invent ANYTHING..."
About this creation
Here is my entry into the MOB rules 4th round, category "If I could build ANYTHING..."
Lately it's been difficult to not think about the environment and I think there's definitely some easy actions we can take to secure our world. One of the things that is a waste is electricity. Solar panels have come a long way since they were first invented. There's really no need for a solar panel on a windmill though.
Here you can see the vanes (or blades if you prefer) are fully positionable, allowing for the windmill to adjust automatically to get the most out of the wind for maximum efficiency.
Here is the trick about this windmill. When it's more effecient to use the sun rather than the wind the blades rotate so that the black side faces the white. It uses a theory based on "Crooke's Radiometer", in that UV rays reflect off of the white surface and the black surface absorbs them. This in effect causes the windmill to rotate.
Because the blades absorb so much heat, each one has a heat sink for better heat dissipation.
Here is the windmill in full solar mode.
Well there ya go. If I could invent anything it would be a clean, natural, and ultra efficient source of power.
Oh and if you're wondering why the red and green lights are on it, it's to alert planes.
If you want to read up on the Crooke's Radiometer, you can find it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crookes_radiometer
A nice looking windmill with a neat pyramid. Ignoring the fact that this invention makes no sense whatsoever and that close to everything you've written contradicts itself, you did a pretty satisfactory job.
Interesting concept. Solar "movement" being converted to rotational action, in turn being converted to electricity. It would certainly be interesting to see. My favorite part is the Mesoamerican step pyramid at the bottom :-)
Nice invention, I'm not sure about "green" energy, the process to build solar panels and windmills takes much energy already and particulary windmills need a lot of maintenance, are the so called "green energy" sources really that green ? Anyway, great job on the windmill, very nice with teh posable panels
Extremely clever, we should give you a job at Bunker D. Of course, your groundbreaking research would be buried beneath a tyre fire by the petro-chem types, but I love this. Nicely presented with the cows grazing around the floral base too.