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Novel Wind Turbine Architecture
Regarding buoyancy gas, one possible solution to the helium-shortage problem would be to use another less efficient but much more abundant gas; preferably, one easier to extract from air. Admittedly, almost any other buoyancy gas would be less efficient. A good candidate might be neon, with buoyancy approximately a third that of helium.

Alternatively, really big solar-heated aerostats might be used; these would have enough thermal inertia to stay up at night, at least at low latitudes.

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RE: Novel Wind Turbine Architecture - by ai_vin - 11-03-2013, 01:48 PM
RE: Novel Wind Turbine Architecture - by iancampbell - 02-04-2014, 01:07 AM

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