Could sail cloth make wind turbines more effective?
A Scottish start-up has been testing a wind turbine which utilises sail cloth in its production. It seems this delivers a number of benefits, the largest being a 7% reduction in the LCOE. But also a 9% increase in production, 24% reduction in weight and its component-based design improves dismantling and recycling.
Non-recylable end of life plastic is an under -utilised resource that is currently treated as a costly and challenging waste management issue, often dealt with through incineration or landfill. The thermal conversion chamber which operates in the absence of oxygen, so there is no burning as the plastics gasify. The synthetic gas can then be used for power generation or as a fuel in its own right (ie. hydrogen).https://www.powerhouseenergy.co.uk/technology/
Tesla’s iconic cybertruck considers a retractable solar panel that can boost its power for longer range. R&D has been improving the efficiency and durability of solar pv. There are works around flexibility solar material and even solar paint. Maybe the era of solar car might never come but solar technology makes EV possible with with cheap and clean fuel. So is solar/electric hybrid the way to go for countries like Australia?