A few years ago there was a news report on national tv
relating to a device called a tumble generator. It was said to
produce enough power to provide power for 3 or 4 city blocks. It
used magnets set in a self powering unit. I have multiple interne
searches, but with no success. Do you have any info on this unit?
Sorry, I never heard that at all...
Sounds a little like "peaker" generators, though.
How about "turbine" or "turbo" generator?
An earth-mounted jet engine with magnets on it's turbine blades and
can generate about that much electric power, in cabinet (very roughly) 6x12
I read it was relatively noisy for neighbors,
and less efficient than the full-sized oil-burning power-plant burning
They were in the news a few years ago, related to shortages in electric
Being relatively small, they could be started & stopped much quicker &
cheaper than a full-sized generator.
Helpful, but not ready to replace the status quo, unfortunately.
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