Re: Wind-Powered Car 'Could Cut China's Smog'
- From: "Jeffrey Hamilton" <bberesford@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 16:23:43 -0400
David Edmunds wrote:
On Wednesday, May 16, 2012 11:58:18 AM UTC+1, Scotty wrote:
The problem with sailboats is that they can't sail directly into the
wind. I have often proposed that yachts should have a wind turbine
facing forward driving a propeller in the water. The faster the
boat goes the faster it will go...
It seems that I've been beaten to it.
Those damn Chinese are way ahead of us.
I'm disappointed that those brilliant Californians haven't done this.
Silly Sky News, but what do you expect from a Murdoch organ.
Chinese cities already have evidence of massive investment in solar
energy with electric scooters and bikes everywhere and solar powered
lighting appearing even in the villages.
Not all positive and at least one of the city government (Xi-an)
trying to ban the roof mounted tank type of solar thermal panels
because they are unsightly.
Electric scooters can sneak up on you and one needs to be extra
vigilant on the already pedestrian unfriendly streets of the cities.
Interesting you should comment about the silence of the scooters, David.
I've observed the silent operation of both the Prius (auto) *and* electric
scooters and come to the conclusion they need a sound generator of some
sort. People need to know both they are _there_ and that they are _coming_.
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