RANT: Hurricane power?
Hurricane equals wind equals energy. Hurricanes are basically full of energy but like lightning we just do not know how to capture and store that energy.
I am no engineer but it seems like we are missing a trick here. Tons of energy and we just watch it blow by.
Recently over at Sustainablog I saw a post about creating mini-tornadoes and harnessing the resulting power.
But instead of creating the wind why not figure out a way to harness what is already there?
There just must be a way to capture the energy of the hurricane winds itself. Not too mention all the tornado energy?
How about if we created a sort of anchored ground-based turbine tunnel that captures and stores serious amounts of energy. Wind blows in and over and turbines turn.
Plant a few of them in hurricane/tornado alley and get some good out of all the wild weather we are having.