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August 7, 2007

Could Tornadoes Power Your House?

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Think about the ability to make and control a tornado for good and not evil, and you can conclude how you might harness some wind and energy from the beast within. We think trying to produce power from natural events might make us feel a bit safer, but the idea of tornadoes and super storms powering your house is interesting.

Tornadoes are a force to be reckoned with, as evidenced by leveled Midwestern towns like Greensburg, Kansas. But the sheer power they wield, it turns out, can also be harnessed for good, potentially powering instead of knocking down houses. While the power-yielding tornadoes would be manmade, the concept remains- harvesting a natural phenomenon’s power as a viable energy source (think SUPER windpower). According to Louis Michaud of AVEtec Energy Corp, it is possible, and promising, to engineer and control full scale tornadoes and harness their energy in a relatively emission free manner.


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Posted by Jay Brewer at August 7, 2007 7:10 AM

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