Posts tagged: 3D modeling

3D printed model shows how to store wind energy in gravity

By Ryan Whitwam Wind energy is one of the main most promising alternative energy technologies we have, but the unpredictability of wind is a problem. We need some way to store wind energy for times when the wind isn’t blowing, and the slow advance of battery tech isn’t helping. So, why not turn to gravity? […]

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3D-printed wind turbine puts 300W of power in your backpack

by Jon Fingas For the most part, portable energy generators are intended for modest uses. They can charge your phone, but they won’t drive high-powered laptops or small appliances. That might change if Omni3D gets its crowdfunded AirEnergy 3D off the ground. The 3D-printed wind turbine should fit into a backpack, yet produce up to […]