The electricity generating wind tunnel
People don’t exactly get excited about conserving energy or creating energy by natural means. It’s a phrase that doesn’t even sound fun. Sure, you get that warm, fuzzy feeling because you’re doing something good, but you don’t exactly look forward to doing it. Michael Jantzen, the designer of that crazy contraption above, hopes to make producing natural energy into a public spectacle.
I’ll admit it. That wind tunnel looks pretty cool and I wouldn’t mind walking through it or visiting it. On to how it actually produces the energy. There are 5 bladed wheels, each spinning in different directions and varying speeds, which in turn help produce some green
mean energy. I’m guessing there’s a more scientific and exact explanation, but I’m not the one to give it you. Jantzen hopes his design/concept/contraption will be installed at public places, presumably with a lot of wind one would think, like parks. The question is, when it’s windy, is this thing even safe to walk through? It seems like you might be tossed about and thrown into those blades. That wouldn’t be pleasant.
Whether you think Jantzen’s wind tunnel is a piece of high quality modern art with a purpose, or a complete waste of money and time, you can’t say it’s not a good thing (you know, the whole producing electricity with wind thing). I wouldn’t be shocked if these things didn’t quite catch on though.
Jantzen’s Site – [via SCI FI Tech]