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Old 07-16-2009, 12:34 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by metalshark View Post
I still like the idea of a solar panel and a wind powered alternator.

both of those sound like easy solutions without costing a ton for batteries.
I'd like to see pictures and some non-biased data from anyone who claims FE improvements from a wind-driven alternator operating while they're driving.

*Maybe* just *maybe* it would work out in a normally high-turbulence area like the fog light holes, but I still have my doubts.

Then, when you consider how much "power" wind contains at speed and density, vs the amount of "power" it takes to spin the alternator under load, I'm almost sure it just won't work with such a small area for the air to act upon.

In fact, I'm calling BS until there's evidence otherwise.
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