Have your car generate it's own power (Wind Panel Generator)

Sustainability by Andrew F on September 26, 2011 at 7:28 PM

Imagine a world where cars can create their own energy simply by harnessing the forces of nature surrounding them. This is achievable by capturing the wind power that is passing over the car as it cuts through the wind. I will do this by creating wind panels (They would resemble hood scoops from the outside) that are built in or bolted on to any electric or hybrid cars. The inside of the wind panels would consist of small turbines that rotate with the power of the wind (the faster you go the more power you generate).Imagine a world where cars can create their own energy simply by harnessing the forces of nature around them. This is achievable by capturing the wind power that is passing over the car as it cuts through the wind. I will do this by creating wind panels (They would resemble hood scoops from the outside) that are built in or bolted on to any hybrid cars. The inside of the wind panels would consist of small turbines that rotate with the power of the wind (the faster you go the more power you generate). These turbines are attached through axles to small A/C generator's that rotate and create a current that will charge the batteries of the hybrid car. So as long as you are moving you are generating your own power. This idea can be adapted to diesel trucks or electric trains that move across country and are constantly cutting through the air at high speeds. This can change the way vehicles are made, how we power them and most importantly the cost to operate them!

 

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