Star light, Star Bright....
natual power- light my lights ;)
So, actually completely randomly while goggling for information, I clicked a link and boom- not solar information... but a company: www.globalmidwestalliance.org"The Private Sector Liaison Officer (PSLO) Network is a group of 100business intermediary organizations in 80 countries around the worldworking to foster trade and investment between countries with the sup-port of the World Bank Group’s (WBG) products and services. PSLOsfacilitate companies’ access to WBG business opportunities, servicesand knowledge, and act as the voice of the private sector in advisingthe WBG on how to better engage companies on development issues.
THEY ARE LIKE 10 BLOCKS FROM MY APPARTMENT. I'm telling you- magic EVOKE is.
Anyway- so my educational post on a wind power generation that is not a windmill!
So, what they did is they used vibrations to go over a magnet- that generates energy. Its really neat.
"On the smallest scales, Humdinger has developed a 'microBelt' that can free the millions of wireless sensor nodes around the world from batteries. By sipping small airflows on the sides of highways, the inside of air-conditioning ducts, or at remote science stations, the microBelt provides continuous power to sensors that detect highway traffic, CO/humidity in HVAC systems, or geological activity. This information may then transmitted wirelessly to a central processing center -- without batteries. Smarter grids, smarter urban centers, and smarter buildings -- smarts that can now be powered by wind. (see Micro for more information)"
They have different sizes, from micro to large. The micro-ones look very promising because #1) they are small enough to carry (smaller than the size of the palm of your hand!) #2 can power tiny devices with ease. #3 It scales up nicely. They are in experimental test sites now and are looking at a display for first commercial sales in mid- 2010. It looks comparable in price to other forms of energy, and is safer due to fewer moving parts like wind turbines. Looks like very neat energy innovation!
Neat stuff. :D