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Old 04-26-2009, 10:47 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by TestDrive View Post
[*]A non-operational (but potentially workable) proto-type of a portable wind powered generator for the car?[*]That it's possible to use a fixed (home base) wind power generator to charge the car?
(Don't you want a scale model of what's actually needed, rather than some harf-arsed, non-functional, non-workable display?[*]Something else?[/LIST]
I would want to show a functional, but low power windmill that could actually create power (no matter how little). It would be used to attract attention and educate people to the fact that electric vehicles can be run from alternative power, such as wind-electric.

I would indicate that I DO NOT actually do main charging of the car from the device, but that a home-scale wind turbine, or buying power over the grid from wind generation would.

I DO get a large chunk of the electricity at my house from wind power, over the grid, through my utilities renewable energy program. (I also get a large part from bio-gas, but I don't think I want to demo that!)
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