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A BREATH OF FRESH AIR...

Ten22
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Countless years taking things to bits to see how they tick...now Fighting the good SEO & content battle at Kempston Controls! Still Number 3 in the XP table - Booooom!

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May 30, 2017 14:35

Well said Nic innovation should be encouraged

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May 30, 2017 14:41

In my experience in industry I have observed a number of sad phenomena. Where ever there are issues of competition, patent rights, new ideas and renewable energy or low cost energy projects involved you can be sure to run into industrial espionage, industrial sabotage,:and industrial psychological warfare. When I hear a categoric statement to the effect that this French company is finished it smacks too much of the attitude of those who have worked too long for large corporations and/or had their thinking shaped by it. The tenacity and innovativeness of entrepeneurs is something corporates hate except if they can control it. In this case to anyone who has connections with the innovator I would say, economise, economise, economise. Reduce unit cost by reducing labour costs and using standard components and cheaper yet robust materials from countries where production costs are lower; and seek to enter foreign markets. Europe is to corporate conscious and too small.

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May 30, 2017 08:30

Sad to hear that this has failed. Looking at the design I thought if implemented as a pine cone and hung from any tree, but especially a fir it would be a good solution?

Out of interest if it swayed in the wind, I presume efficiency would drop?

I also felt that a 'grass' like vane would be of environmental interest, there is (was?) a development that used the bending of a grass like leaf, but my thought was for a longer leaf which in nature even in a gentle breeze oscillates over quite a large arc, so the partial rotation could be easily used as the generating action.
I presume the length of the leaf would control the frequency?

I haven't seen this method discussed, so remember you read it here first!

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May 24, 2017 14:51

Povogla, sadly, it seems you may be correct to a degree, the company failed in its industrialisation of the design, which I think is a pity, however, all is not lost as they are currently searching for a buyer. https://www.industrie-techno.com/newwind-l-arbre-a-vent-n-a-pas-pris-racine-pour-l-instant.48627 It would be a terrible shame if this unique design isn't saved, I have a feeling it might.

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May 22, 2017 07:56

''Will the Wind Tree be a success?''

We can say no. NewWind is out of business since 03.08.17.
http://www.societe.com/societe/newwind-r-d-499220325.html

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