Efficient Wind Power
- Hello all,
My special guest this week on The PROGRESSIVE TECHNOLOGY HOUR is inventor,
Bud was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1935 and read everything he
could get my hands on since the age of 7. In spite of no university credits
beyond short courses in night school, he became rather capable at extractive
metallurgy, and designed and built rock pulverizers, alone, and together
with another inventor (17 of those). At one time he had licensed out 13 of
my mining industry inventions. Among those, was a special pressure leaching
plant for gold & platinum metals. The leaching process was environmentally
friendly and did not involve the usual cyanide-based process.
During the last 10 years, Bud has concentrated seriously on wind and water
power inventions. That has been successful to this point, toward totally
changing our approach to the efficient recovery of wind energy. It may also
lead to gainful changes toward the recovery of energy from water power.
Bud's device now has an efficiency level that exceeded 60% in controlled
tests. The technology is very different from a 3-bladed propeller on a
stick, as commonly deployed over the last 80 years or so.
His first completed and tested unit is referred to as the "Speedball Wind
Turbine Engine". His second is now in prototype stage, and is referred to as
a "Carousel Wind Powered Turbine Engine". It has a horizontal rotor and
vertical axle. A large model could generate as much as 5 Megawatts of
Listen LIVE Satuday mornings starting at 10am PT, 1pm ET:
William S. Alek, Chief Director, President
PROGRESSIVE TECH CENTER, INC.
7760 E. State Rte 69, Ste C5-381
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314