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Earth: Home to nearly 7 billion people. And as the population grows, so does the demand for power. But in today's world we are faced with an even greater challenge. With concerns increasing over climate change, it is essential that we change the way we think about generating power. Not only to meet the increasing demand, but to do it in a way that preserves our environment for future generations. Introducing the REGENEDYNE wind turbine system For centuries, mankind has utilized the power of the wind, but for today's power needs, we need to bring wind power to a whole new level. A modern marvel in engineering, which uses a unique combination of science and technology, to form an extremely efficient and powerful generator. By comparison, it is estimated that a single Regenedyne system can produce the power equivalent of 500 standard wind turbines. By design, the entire site is centralized to one location, and in most configuration, a typical installation would require approximately 100 acres of land. This consolidation not only improves efficiency, but can also save on land resources. A key advantage of the Regenedyne system is it's use of magnetic levitation. This allows the turbine to float on a magnetic cushion of air. And by reducing resistance due to friction, the power output is increased dramatically. The outer sails move to accomodate the wind from any direction. These dynamic sails work to capture a larger portion of the wind, and increase the airflow into the turbine. In the event maintenance or repair is required, additional features have been incorporated into the design. Such as a helicopter landing platform, and an integrated crane. Also, the primary components are located at ground level, for improved accessibility. With on-site power storage and conversion, the Regenedyne system is completely self sufficient and grid ready. The economics of wind power have steadily improved over the years, and with the added benefit of being a domesticly produced energy source, this new wind power plant competes favorably against other forms of power generation. Global demand for electricity is increasing eponentially, and as we approach the limits of fossile fuel consumption, wind power has regained global interest as a safe, cost effective and renewable energy source. Regenedyne is committed to leading the industry, and the world, in changing the way we create power going forward. Seldom has the unveiling of a grey box the size of a parking space, been sorrounded by such hype. It's my baby, isn't she beautiful? But it's inventor says what's inside the box can supply the world with clean, cheap energy. The core ouf our technology. Simply, is sand. The sand is the raw material used to make these wafers that can make electricity. What I want to introduce to you, the Bloom energy fuel cell. Bloom's fuel cell works like this, oxygen is pumped in on one side, natural gas on the other. The two combines inside the cell to create a chemical reaction that produces electricity. No burning, no combustion, no power lines from outside. This particular device way back, John, you remember? Vinod, you remember? 5 Watts. ? I don't know what that is yet, we will tell you in a few years. Today it produces 25 Watts. Enough for a lightbulb. Two years from now, stay tuned. So you take a bunch of these together, and you put them together in what we call a "stack". Think of this as a chip in your computer. If this were the microprossesor in your computer, this would power an average U.S. home. Twentyfour seven. Three sixty five. All your energy needs. Average U.S. home. So you take a bunch of these stacks, put them together in a box, about the size of a refrigerator, and that's enough to power a small Starbucks coffeeshop. You take four of those 25 KW together, and put them in a box, affectionately called the Bloom Box now. About the size of a parking lot. We would prefer you call it the Bloom Energy Server. About the size of a parking space. And that can power a small supermarket. You need more power? You do exactly what you do in a data center. You have multiple servers, and as your computing needs increases, you keep adding the servers, you just cluster them. We just cluster our boxes to add to the power that you need to meet your energy needs. Agriculture Imagine a world where the weather didn't matter. A world where you can grow tomatoes, lettuce, and a whole host of other fruits and vegetables, Even when it's 30 below. Welcome to Ted Marchildon's World. We can be indoors, so you could set this like clockwork. And it's high noon all day, every day, twentyfour seven. In Ted's world, plants aren't affected by drought, cold or any other plight affecting farmers today. And, unlike a greenhouse, he doesn't need daylight, or much space. Ted calls this the future of farming. Everybody's moving into the cities. Well, 50% of the population in North America is in the cities, and they figure this is going to go up to 80% So we've stacked up people, but we have not stacked up farming. Plants are grown in these stacked up, slow rotating sylinders. Using a cylinder means each plant is bathed in equal light. If the plants were laid out flat, he'd have to use six times more light. The moving cylinders have another benefit as well. Plants are trying to right themselves against gravity. Whenever they're not perpendicular to the ground. So, if you turn a tomato plant on it's side, a nice pliable, week old tomato plant, it will make a 90 degree turn back up against gravity in 15 minutes. And here's the really cool part. Ted says because the plants are constantly turning in the cylinder, they're always fighting against gravity. And that constant battle forces extra nutrient substance, making bigger, stronger, faster growing plants. We've noticed as much as a factor five increase in the growth rate of the plants, versus something that's just sitting stagnate and then* even with the same condition We did Romaine lettuce. The seed packets said 60-75 days, and we were done in 15 days. He says he uses about 1% of the water used on a field farm, and far less space. If you give me a ten story building with an acre of a footprint, I.. My calculations are I can turn that into about a 400 acres of field farm production equivalency. Ted says farmers could potentially grow fields of food anywhere. -Robotic Pickers and Planters

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Duration: 9 minutes and 45 seconds
Country: Brazil
Language: English
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Posted by: zeitgeistbrasil on Apr 12, 2010

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