The time is now to bring tesla back to life... im not sure what the **** these company's are waiting for but GeoThermal energy alone could save the planet and start a new revolution.
used oil and gas wells combined with tesla turbines would be enough to start a new revolution
Nikoli Tesla. Not Tesla the group.
I still play thiers on the guitar though.
Aren't Tesla Turbines like 35% efficient? I'd think a standard steam turbine would be a lot more efficient.
There's nothing out there stopping anyone from making a Tesla turbine, or a Tesla coil, for that matter.
The one that mattered the most was the multiphase motor, that sure caught on big time.
The other innovations have more limited utility.
Too bad being a genius doesn't guarantee financial success. Interesting man.
He made a RC boat in 1898
He could send power through the air and rectify it back.
Thats what the tesla coil was for, when it's throwing sparks its outta tune.
He's the reason we have A/C in our home's
Edison is the reason why they have A/C in electric chairs
Thats the real short list.
That guy was so far ahead of his time.
Think it was the wardencliff transmitter , a little EMP problem in colorado and the red scare that made him die in debt.
His musem is in serbia http://www.tesla-museum.org/meni_en.htm
Tesla coil ,now thats interesting toy.
A cool use for old neon sign transformers .
A wiki link on the turbine:
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My 6th grade science fair project was a 250KV tesla coil. Would light a flourescent (burnt out even) bulb about 30 ft away. It was a big tuned transformer at about 100 Khz basicly. Also destroyed off air tv and radio reception over quite a range. Definately not good for computer circuitry in the near vicinity either.
As for the Tesla turbine, here are a couple of links...
As for using old oil wells for geothermal, you would want to drill them quite a bit deeper in most cases. California has some geothermal plants in production, but of course they are near the pacific "ring of fire" where thermal energy is available nearer the surface. One test well in austrailia back in 2003 was over 14,000 feet deep. Many older plugged wells are only 2000 ft deep. Just have to look around.
And you thought it was bad when your neighbor was just hacking into your wi-fi internet connection.
Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
I don't pretend to know much about electricity beond basic wireing but, I 've always wonderd if you took the very high voltage and almost no amperage out put of a Tesla coil and turned it around ( by Omes law?) to reduce the the voltage and give a more useable amperage (as is done in a typicle arc welder) ??
I have seen kits in old Edmund Scientific catalogs that help build hand crank or wind powerd static electricity generators and I have often wonderd if there was a usefull application for somthing that produced this type of electricity beond running your gas engines or shocking the cat. I'm sure I'm mixing up a few diferent devices or terminologies here but you must see the point of my question. I simply want to know if I can extract a supply of usable electricity from these so called static electricity generators?
It is not ohms law; that is the law that relates voltage, resistance and current. What you are thinking about is using a transformer with an incredibly high primary voltage at a low current and a low secondary voltage at a higher current.
The problem is in static electricity the current is sooooo low; such as fractions of a microamp. You might have megavolts but power is voltage multiplied by current and a megavolt multiplied by a microamp is 1 watt.
Of course if you want to get carried away you can use Mother Nature's static electricity, lightening. that comes in megavolts and hundreds, or even thousands, of amps so the wattage can be spectacular. But it doesn't last for very long; fortunately .
An open mind is a virtue...so long as all the common sense has not leaked out.
Tesla's whole thing was the wireless transmission of power.
Think he was doing 30 miles and lighting light bulbs.(colorado ?)
Rectifying and converting the EMP (wave) to a useable level.
When a tesla coil is throwing sparks its out of tune .
Actually the sparks will be there if the "radiator" or "antenna" is out of tune. If you took a 130 Khz Tesla and connected it to a 1/4 wave whip it would most likely not throw sparks.