Is Apple Going To Reinvent Wind Power?
From Fast Company
January 8, 2013 - 9:00am
New patent filings show that the company is working on a new kind of turbine that creates energy that can be stored and used later, even when it isn’t windy. Certainly, Apple’s future will always lie in the consumer products industry, but a newly-revealed patent shows that the company is somewhat seriously experimenting with technology in other sectors. A patent application, reported by Apple Insider, filed by Apple in June 2011 for an "On-demand generation of electricity from stored wind energy" tells us that the company is working on a wind turbine that converts rotational energy from turbine blades into heat, which is then stored and used to generate electricity when necessary. Today’s turbines often turn kinetic energy from turbine blade rotation directly into mechanical energy or electricity.Read Full Story
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