Sunday, 8 July 2012
I suppose it's a bit premature to be considering such things but, there is a little negativity about how beneficial a working version of Bessler's wheel would be. There is doubt about its capability to furnish an ordinary house with enough electricity to cover all its wants. We won't know how practical that will be until we have a working one to play with, but there must be other uses which it would still be suitable for. Here are some suggestions:-
Pumping water in arid areas where a low tech solution is needed. Even without electricity, air conditioning might also be possible in hot climates, and commercial refrigeration and cold storage facilities seem obvious choices too. Which leads on to my main point. There must be other uses for the gravitywheel other than producing electricity for various uses. I wonder if it could be used to compress air? Compressors are excellent alternatives to electricity for supplying energy to all manner of equipoment.
There may be a requirements for something to replace electricity either permanently or occasionally - something that used a relatively small amount of electricity but for extended periods of time - or moves very slowly and at length?
Emergency lighting? Conveyers? Irrigation? Ships? Trains?
Any ideas or suggestions?
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