Wouldn't it be Cool if...Magnobine Was Real The sun is not always shining and the wind is not always blowing but Magnobine will change what sustainability means. Magnobine enhances a traditional wind turbine, by utilizing magnets to propel the blades of a turbine when there is little wind and increasing productivity when wind speeds are high. Magnobine would look like today’s wind turbines, except the blades would be wouldn't be twisted. A magnet would be embedded at the end of each blade and with another two magnets at the base of the turbine. The magnets at the base would be perpendicular to the ground and sit with their like poles back to back. As each blade comes toward the magnets, the blade and first magnet will be attracted to one another and then the blade repelled by the second magnet. Magnobine makes wind power less vulnerable to wind gust. I want Magnobine to work everywhere! The consumer of Magnobine may either be an electric company, looking to provided renewable energy or someone in the private sector looking to use renewable energy. I had the idea 2 years ago and living in Kansas I have seen many wind turbines. When you see a field of wind turbines at a standstill, you are faced with the reality that even in Kansas the wind is not always blowing. Magnetism has not yet found its place in renewable energy, but it can. Magnobine could significantly alter renewable energy. This unique combination of magnets and wind power will make the world AWESOME.

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Wouldn’t it be Cool if...Math and Science Helped Build Magnobine As population increases put pressure on innovators to finds a solution, new ideas must also overcome challenges, Magnobine is no exception. Magnobine is a magnetically enhanced wind turbine that will supply renewable energy to a growing population. Magnobine blades are parallel to the ground, different from wind turbine blades which are twisted so they catch more wind. Observing previously designed turbines innovators would be able to find blades that are the right size for Magnobine. Both the size and length of the blades will present a challenge and blades may need to be shortened to avoid interaction between magnetic fields. The magnets present problems that can be overcome by math and science. The number and strength of magnets are critical. The two magnets on the base will need to be balanced to keep the magnetic fields from interacting with one another but keep moving blades.T he magnets in the blades need to have minimal impact on each other yet balanced so the magnets continue to rotate the generator. A problem with rotating objects is friction and Magnobine will have challenges posed by friction. Since there is more weighing Magnobine down, light weight material may be necessary to resolve weight issues and make blades easier to turn. New demanding and unique complications come with including magnets into a turbine. Using new and existing information Magnobine can become real.


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