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Solar Windmill
This is my entry into the 4th round of the MOB rules contest. The category is "If I could invent ANYTHING..."
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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





Comments

 I like it 
  March 21, 2011
Neat idea!
 I like it 
  September 14, 2010
Dude, how the fudge did I not hit this one? I blame internet p0rn. Anywho, great windmill, you really nailed the angles.~H
 I like it 
  August 24, 2010
Very good idea! I had a solar mill long time ago, in a glass bulb. It turns like crazy but I don't think it's got enough power to get anything moving!
 I like it 
  August 20, 2010
Interesting. Lee.
  July 17, 2010
impressive!
  July 17, 2010
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. Good day
 I like it 
  July 8, 2010
Nice and cool.....get it? Cool? Wind? HAHAHAHAHAHA.....oh my, that was bad. Anyway, great build. This MOB Rules contest is still going on? And you are still in it? Sweeeeet.
 I like it 
  July 7, 2010
Sweetness! Very clever! Good job. If you have the time please look here: http://www.new.mocpages.com/moc.php/212233
 I like it 
  July 6, 2010
Neat idea! So is the windmill enclosed in a partial vacuum?
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  July 6, 2010
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 :-)
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  July 6, 2010
Excellent. Maybe add some more tiles to the windmill but I love the steps up to it
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  July 6, 2010
Tell me there's an electric car plant or recycling center in that base and I'm really sold. Nice idea and build.
 I like it 
  July 6, 2010
really amazing
 I like it 
  July 5, 2010
It's better than good!
 I like it 
  July 5, 2010
I remember learning about Crookes radiometer in physics :) Anyway, great build and good luck in this round!!!
 I like it 
  July 5, 2010
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
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  July 5, 2010
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.
 I like it 
  July 5, 2010
Great invention! That would never sell!
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  July 5, 2010
Great idea! That could really work! Nice job.
 I like it 
  July 4, 2010
Nice build, and great presentation, good luck man.
 
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