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Turbo Compressors Enable Lighter Satellites ~ Celeroton AG - Ultra-high-speed electrical drive systems
better than 5kw/kg specific power heat pump using isopentane (roughly 10x better than normal). New compressor designs used in microturbine
microturbine  isopentane  heat  pump  turbine  research  technology  cooling  satellite  space 
7 weeks ago by asteroza
Turbines
Using a weird linear pelton water turbine to generate power from low head water sources
low  head  water  hydroelectric  linear  pelton  turbine  belt  drive  power  generator 
march 2019 by asteroza
Home - Lucid Energy
Stuffs a spherical (savonis? darrius?) turbine in water pipes for low head hydroelectric power generation at the edge of the water distribution network, beyond pressure vaults?
low  head  hydroelectric  water  turbine  power  generator  spherical  pipe 
march 2019 by asteroza
Altaeros
Looks like they were previously pursing flying ducted wind turbine power generators, but pivoted to deployable tethered aerostat flying cellphone towers
aerostat  tethered  flying  wind  turbine  power  generator  cellular  base  station  tower  communications  startup 
march 2019 by asteroza
Aster Thermoacoustics
Interesting work on both thermoacoustic heat sources and matched bidirectional turbines for electrical power generation. Thermoacoustic electrical generators previously used linear alternators, but those prefer faster cycles, which is opposite what the thermoacoustic wants (parts sizing goes up unfavorably when scaling), and slower long stroke linear alternators also have issues (long piston stroke, sealing issues). Using a rectifying bidirectional turbine may be a convenient workaround.
EU  europe  holland  thermoacoustic  research  acoustic  wave  rectifying  bidirectional  turbine  power  generator  cooling  waste  heat  recovery 
february 2019 by asteroza
Lazareth | Constructeur Auto, Moto, Wazuma
Some french mechanic who specializes in 4 wheel motorcycles built a transforming quadricycle/4 poster jet hoverbike
jet  turbine  hoverbike  quadracycle  vehicle  transportation 
december 2018 by asteroza
Team JMCC WING -Water Abundance XPRIZE Competition | Indiegogo
Some sort of low eight high torque wind turbine using fabric blades (and fabric duct), seems to use a pole/wire tensegrity structure
tensegrity  structure  high  torque  wind  turbine  power  generator  fabric  blade  atmospheric  water  fog  collector 
october 2018 by asteroza
O-Wind Turbine | James Dyson Award
Bizarre hybrid HAWT/VAWT to handle chaotic urban wind with substantial vertical and horizontal components with rapidly changing direction
crosswind  vertical  horizontal  vent  ball  wind  turbine  power  generator 
october 2018 by asteroza
3ders.org - 3D printed impeller allows drone to operate for thousands of hours | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News
3D printing making microturbine turbine blade internal passage air cooling possible, allowing hotter temps thus higher efficiency
3D  printing  fabbing  radial  microturbine  manufacturing  research  technology  air  cooling  cooled  turbine  blade  internal  passage 
september 2018 by asteroza
Scotrenewables Tidal Power Ltd, Orkney, the world leader in the development of floating tidal stream and run-of-river turbines.
Interesting tidal stream turbine power generator, using a long boat-like pontoon hull and a suspended forward facing rotor
tidal  current  stream  water  turbine  power  generator  scotland  EU  europe 
august 2018 by asteroza
Waves power | Spain | Arrecife Systems
What's the power conversion system exactly? Claims electric and flywheel, but what is it?
ocean  wave  power  generator  HAWT  savonis  turbine  lateral  horizontal 
may 2018 by asteroza
Special Purpose Nuclear Reactor (5 MW) for Reliable Power at Remote Sites Assessment Report
Report on a brayton air cycle turbine cooled reactor, aka the MegaPower variant of the KiloPower/KRUSTY reactor design
nuclear  reactor  brayton  cycle  air  turbine  cooled  cooling  research  technology  MegaPower  KiloPower 
may 2018 by asteroza
Hybrid Solar Wind Turbine | Solar-Motion
They seem to have a VAWT version that looks like 3D printed mushroom, with battery storage in the base.
VAWT  wind  turbine  solar  PV  power  generator  battery  storage  hardware  electronics  devices 
april 2018 by asteroza
OSF | Condensed Publication DRAFT- HOLOS Design 06 23 2017 .pdf
From the designer of CAESAR, a new air cooled nuclear reactor design the fits in a cargo container
pebble  bed  high  temperature  nuclear  reactor  brayton  cycle  power  turbine  generator  air  cooling  compact  container  containerized  subcritical  SMR  modular 
july 2017 by asteroza
Toyota Tests Hybrid Power Generation System Using Fuel Cell, Gas Turbine - News ...
cracked/reformed natural gas (CO, H2) fueling the SOFC/microturbine, but it sounds like they also use natural gas to boost the turbine?
japan  SOFC  fuelcell  natural  gas  turbine  microturbine  hybrid  power  generator  cogeneration  Delicious 
may 2017 by asteroza
株式会社チャレナジー | Challenergy Inc.
Magnus effect blade VAWT. Mechanically linked rotation? Allegedly typhoon proof (probably since you can adjust "blade" lift factor by rotation rate to depower the thing)
VAWT  japan  wind  turbine  power  generator  magnus  effect  tube  blade  flettner  rotor 
march 2017 by asteroza
Spiral Magnus|MECARO|index|
uses magnus effect rotating tube blades rather than conventional blades
japan  wind  turbine  power  generator  HAWT  magnus  effect  blade  Delicious 
march 2017 by asteroza
Vestas Multi-Rotor Wind Turbine: 3 Blades Good, 4 Turbines Better
Yo, I heard you like wind turbines, so we put wind turbines on your wind turbines...
multiple  multi  wind  turbine  power  generator  tower  research  technology  multirotor  Delicious 
march 2017 by asteroza
http://events.pennwell.com/pgi2016_v14/Custom/Handout/Speaker70049_Session15954_...
Neat work on an oxyfuel turbine using supercritical CO2 exhaust as the actual power cycle
toshiba  allam  cycle  oxyfuel  supercritical  CO2  turbine  power  generator  ASU  Delicious 
january 2017 by asteroza
Benkatina turbine
Pipe water turbine for pressure vaults where high pressure water mains are converted to lower pressure water lines for local distribution. By using the wasted pressure at that point, local power generation is possible.
variable  head  pressure  reduction  water  pipe  turbine  local  power  generator  Delicious 
november 2016 by asteroza
Supercritical Organic Rankine Cycle waste heate recovery generator for marine ga...
Interesting, for marine propulsion applications that use a gas turbine (selected for compactness/high power), exhaust gas waste energy recovery would be better served by a higher efficiency HRSG steam turbine, but the balance of plant of a steam turbine is so large that a supercritical organic rankine cycle, despite the lower efficiency, wins due to compactness pairing with the compact gas turbine.
supercritical  organic  rankine  cycle  power  generator  gas  turbine  exhaust  waste  heat  recovery  marine  Delicious 
november 2016 by asteroza
FHR NACC
FHR with FIRES resistance heated firebrick thermal storage to provide peak heating on top of nuclear heating for an indirect fired gas turbine (well, maybe some makeup natural gas in there for direct heating) peaker plant collocated with the reactor.
MIT  FHR  nuclear  reactor  power  generator  NACC  combined  cycle  gas  turbine  peaker  thermal  energy  storage  FIRES  resistance  heating  heated  firebrick  heated  Delicious 
november 2016 by asteroza
NetPower
Oxyfuel methane turbine using a supercritical CO2 power turbine.
supercritical  CO2  turbine  SCO2  natural  gas  methane  oxyfuel  power  generator  Delicious 
april 2016 by asteroza
Techrules Media Site
Another one takes a stab at a turbine-PHEV, but no mention of a KERS though
gas  turbine  series  hybrid  EV  PHEV  car  supercar  automotive  research  technology  Delicious 
april 2016 by asteroza
DARPA Announces VTOL X-Plane Phase 2 Design
LightningStrike, a spiritual follow-on to Excalibur, though the embedded fan wing needs to be compared to LEAPtech/SCEPTOR/S2 in terms of efficiency as the fanwing might be a little overbuilt.
DARPA  hybrid  gas  turbine  electric  motor  turboelectric  distributed  propulsion  embedded  fan  wing  tiltwing  VTOL  aircraft  research  technology  aviation  airplane  UAV  Delicious 
march 2016 by asteroza
Sandia National Laboratories: News Releases : Enormous blades could lead to more offshore energy in U.S.
Interesting downwind turbine rotor blade design, that feather in high winds by bending out of plane like a palm tree leaf. Though how that bend works is a bit of problem, as it strikes me as a weak point.
exascale  wind  turbine  segmented  morphing  rotor  blade  feathering  downwind  materials  science  research  technology  Delicious 
january 2016 by asteroza
Patent Images
So, using lasers to fuse deuterium over a pusher plate/bell nozzle,which is lined with uranium to heat up from neutron capture, which heats coolant, which runs to a turbogenerator, which powers the laser. So sorta pulse like, sorta orion-lite? It's not your typical fusion-fission hybrid setup. The implication is that this could be used as a nuclear jet engine the atmosphere (ejector ramjet entrainment maybe)?!?
Boeing  US  patent  9068562  laser  nuclear  fusion  pulse  thruster  engine  rocket  jet  turbine  space  aerospace  propulsion  research  technology  orion  Delicious 
july 2015 by asteroza
StrangeWorld - James Dyson Award
EV bike with self stored collapsible wind turbine to recharge in the outback. So MadMax doesn't need to go hunting for guzzoline...
MAdMAx  electric  motorcycle  vehicle  transportation  EV  integrated  foldding  collapsible  wind  turbine  solar  PV  power  generator  Delicious 
june 2015 by asteroza
World's largest floating wind turbine nearly complete in Fukushima, Japan
Notice that it's being setup near the fukushima exclusion zone, so local fishing cooperatives can't NIMBY veto the installation.
japan  offshore  floating  wind  turbine  power  generator  prototype  technology  research  marine  structure  fukushima  Delicious 
june 2015 by asteroza
Solar News: Electric Turbo Arcjet
Assuming you had a tremendous amount of power, a turboarcjet does make some sense for high speed travel in the lower atmosphere. Subsonic would prefer electrically driven propellers though.
turboarcjet  electric  arcjet  heating  gas  turbine  propulsion  research  technology  aerospace  aviation  engine  Delicious 
may 2015 by asteroza
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