Tuesday, July 17, 2018

 

 

 

The most common wind generator seen today, the spindly, unwieldy “windmill”, ugly monsters is a common detractor to nature around the world.  They block costal scenery and desert landscapes, and they also interfere with wildlife.  It is time for a change! Old windmills must place heavy parts hundreds of feet up in the air so their large propellers can operate safely. They are truly like modern dinosaurs but hopefully with a shorter life span.

Smart Future Technology has designed a brand new fluid (not just limited to wind!) powered generator with two horizontal, counter-rotating fluid impellors with an outer shell, all made of light, composite material.  The impeller blades on the lower part are larger than the upper impeller blades, which aids in balancing the design.  The lower impeller rotates clockwise around a center axel with a direct drive to the generator. An “open” side in the outer shell on the lower side allows  the blades to catch the fluid.  The setting of the outer shell adjusts automatically 360 degrees depending upon the direction of the fluid.  At the same time, the shell covers the opposite “closed” side of the impeller from dragging against the fluid.  As the fluid passes through it is re-directed 90-degrees.  The heavy generator is placed on the ground (or the top for an up-side-down placement) of the Fluidcatcher.

 

Incoming fluid pushes on the vanes on the open side, and fluid gets re-directed 90-degrees up or down depending on placement. The fluid pushed 90-degree from the lower impeller assists the normal fluid flow in the second impeller behind the closed side of outer shell. The second impeller rotation is transferred directly to the generator. Both impellors working in harmony convert the fluid power into sustainable electric power.

Electric power collected from the solar panels is stored in the base of the Windcatcher. This electricity is used to control the rotation of the outer shell and to power safety lights. A shutdown status to protect the windcatcher, for example during storm force winds, automatically occurs when the unit turns the outer shell to the unfavorable oposite position.