Many years ago a bunch of guys were sitting in a basement in the Faroe Islands, this was sometime in the early to mid nineties.
We were discussing the increasing cost of energy and the immense amounts of energy that surrounded us more or less untapped.
Since the Faroe Islands was an energy bonanza in our view, we figured we'd try to look at ways to utilize the easiest available source there, the wind.
Ordinary mills had proven more or less unable to cope with the Faroese weather.
We knew of the idea behind the moebious mill. But how to make a mill self starting, and then utilizing updraft to accelerate the mill.
The original result was a model as you can see here mpg/avi
The files are tested playable with MPlayer.
A later and little larger one made from metal created by one of the basement crew members worked well too.
We even bought part of the materials we figured were needed for a one cubic metre model but never got around to beginning to assemble it.
As we had too many projects going on at that time as well as other matters in our lives that affected us, the free energy project more or less went into hibernation.
However the rising energy costs today have made us discuss and consider the idea again.
Being a believer in open collaboration why not just put the idea into the wild, maybe someone will be inspired, maybe someone would like to work with us to develop the mill further.
Here are some examples of aerofoil shapes that would be interesting to experiment with.
For now I am putting up these videos and links and hopefully we will soon see publication of more complete plans for a lightweight, easy to assemble, and not least inexpensive DIY mills which we will make for our own purposes, in a size that will be able to produce energy for our homes, on this page.
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