New wind turbine design

Discussion in 'Green Business' started by Tim Grindley, Jul 20, 2018.

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  1. Tim Grindley

    Tim Grindley UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Again, since the design can be throttled very easily it is not an issue. There is no upper wind speed limit to this untill the whole thing is ripped off the hilltop.
    Posted: Oct 23, 2018 By: Tim Grindley Member since: May 24, 2017
  2. Jasondb

    Jasondb UKBF Regular Free Member

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    I see this differently.
    I suspect the Zinc and Copper electrodes have different polarity and polarise the ions in the potato or citrus fruit and when these differently charged ions meet in the filament of the bulb it generates electricity.
    If it was acid as the bulbs work immediately you would expect to see some chemical reaction on the electrodes which I have never seen.
    Posted: Oct 25, 2018 By: Jasondb Member since: Apr 23, 2018
  3. The Byre

    The Byre UKBF Legend Full Member

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    The zinc atoms that are in contact with the potato acid dissolve very, very slightly. This causes some electrons to separate from the zinc atoms and positively charged zinc ions and negatively charged electrons, are produced.

    If you let the process continue for long enough, the changes in the surface of the zinc becomes apparent.
    Posted: Oct 25, 2018 By: The Byre Member since: Aug 13, 2013
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