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Offline mangyhyena

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Windmill w/magnetic bearings?
« on: June 22, 2012, 09:44:28 AM »
http://siliconshaman.dreamwidth.org/934037.html

That link is to a DIY windmill setup that rides on magnetic bearings.  I have no idea if this is feasabile or not.  Maybe someone here can enlighten us.

Just seems to me that whatever loss the mill no longer loses from the friction from regular bearings should show up as higher electrical output from the same strength wind.  In theory.

One thing is certain.  Magnetic bearings will become more affordable in the future.  Perhaps we'll see the day when Home Depot carries them on their shelves.