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TOKYO — A Japanese engineer has designed a new type of wind turbine that he believes would be able to harness power from typhoons. Atsushi Shimizu founded a tech company called Challenergy in 2013 and invented a wind turbine that not only can draw power from the force of wind, but can stay functional during typhoons. The typhoon turbine consists of three vertical blades and a central rod. It has an omnidirectional axis so that it can respond to wind coming from every direction. Instead of driven by a propeller, the turbine makes use of the principle of the Magnus effect: air curves when passing by a rotating object, and the downward deflection of the air-flow produces a lifting force that counteracts the force of gravity, enabling the object to remain airborne. The blades are controlled by the central rod, which can be tightened to slow down, or stop the blades regardless of the external forces. Under normal circumstances, the typhoon turbine can achieve about 30 percent efficiency while conventional wind turbine can achieve 40 percent, ScienceAlert reported. However, conventional wind turbines could be damaged by typhoons while the typhoon turbine would be able to function normally. "Japan actually has a lot more wind power than it does solar power, it's just not utilized," Shimizu told CNN. "Japan has the potential to be a super power of wind.” According to the Japan Guide, about seven or eight typhoons pass over Okinawa prefecture each year, with about three hitting its main islands. Shimizu believes a single typhoon could generate enough energy to power Japan for 50 years. ----------------------------------------­--------------------- Welcome to TomoNews, where we animate the most entertaining news on the internets. Come here for an animated look at viral headlines, US news, celebrity gossip, salacious scandals, dumb criminals and much more! Subscribe now for daily news animations that will knock your socks off. Visit our official website for all the latest, uncensored videos: http://us.tomonews.com Check out our Android app: http://bit.ly/1rddhCj Check out our iOS app: http://bit.ly/1gO3z1f Get top stories delivered to your inbox everyday: http://bit.ly/tomo-newsletter See a story that should be animated? Tell us about it! Suggest a story here: http://bit.ly/suggest-tomonews Stay connected with us here: Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TomoNewsUS Twitter @tomonewsus http://www.twitter.com/TomoNewsUS Google+ http://plus.google.com/+TomoNewsUS/ Instagram @tomonewsus http://instagram.com/tomonewsus -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Crying dog breaks the internet’s heart — but this sad dog story has a happy ending" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4prKTN9bYQc -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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NS71048 (1 day ago)
面白い。台風対策は必須だから研究が進むことを期待。
Pinky the Brain (3 days ago)
Seems like lots of questions: Typhoon comes very seasonally, so most of the time it is not meaningful.  When it does come,  those Giga watt of energy by itself is a disaster ..  Sound like asking for other's money for their pet adventure,  These days news are only a shadow of truth.
Rune Aanderaa (4 days ago)
Complete rubbish
Dennis Harold (5 days ago)
I found a detailed and accurate project on the Avasva website.
Jawan Of Pakistan (10 days ago)
Now all you need is a typhoon. Your house might be damaged but you will have energy for months
Corey Mcniel (17 days ago)
I made it by myself. I used Avasva solutions for that.
The end of time (23 days ago)
Totally useless invention, impractical.
thekeyboard warrior (26 days ago)
japan always ALWAYS does it better.
RozaTV .eu (27 days ago)
Poland: http://www.odnawialnezrodlaenergii.pl/energia-wiatrowa-aktualnosci/item/1158-pionowe-silownie-wiatrowe-polski-wynalazek-przyszloscia-oze
JIM Brown (1 month ago)
Good work!
constantine D A J (1 month ago)
How do they save the energy ?
Shantay Madison (1 month ago)
Go to Avasva page if you want to learn how to build it yourself
charles Winters (1 month ago)
ITS TIME JAPAN AND FLORIDA GET SOME POWER BACK...
GuardedDig2 (1 month ago)
This isn’t anything new people here been using these for thousands of years
Akinlolu Oderinde (1 month ago)
They'll have to store all that power to make it available for 50 years. Did you bother considering this crucial fact?
How much power can produce at 15 KM/hr?
Frenchie (1 month ago)
How is this going to work if you have to wait for a typhoon to come along? tick tock
Curious Linus of Random (4 months ago)
*Japan needs more nuclear reactors so they have enough nuclear material to bomb Shinajin.*
鼓嘶鸣 (4 months ago)
How big is the storage?
mes tech (4 months ago)
wat will be its efficiency compared to other turbine
What is it with American Engineers. Most things the Japanese have made BILLIONS on was invented HERE,,,Video Tapes, the Rotary engine, transistors, Etc Seems our "Bottom Line Greed" puts us, U.S. at a disadvantage with the rest of the world. We don't want to INVEST money to improve things,,just sell it off and move on,,and other profit from OUR Inventions. Disturbing
d.j Harden (4 months ago)
How sad some are praised in different parts of the world that are supposed to be less progressive and here in the good ole USA which I love a man was recently jailed for building a wind turbine on his own private property. What a shame this man sits in jail or went to jail when others are free to create and be sustainable. what an ass backwards world we live in where bad is good and good is bad! Hell is empty and all the devil's are here.
James Sempy (5 months ago)
nothing new ... just a modified vertical axis turbine .....
Amee Hasa (6 months ago)
Dry good design
...very clever, BUT useless if the harnessed energy cannot be stored!
Amone Rahman (7 months ago)
when life give you typhoon, make typhoon turbine
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Sri raja Doctor (7 months ago)
By using some chemicals produce typhoon climate
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Don Señor (7 months ago)
Chanta.
Jim Jakosh (7 months ago)
What kind of generator is run by this turbine and what is the output? AC or DC? You must store power in batteries? right? Jim
Marco Rust (7 months ago)
Japan should give the blueprints to usa for millions of dollars for making green energy and usa has faster production
VICTOR Austria (7 months ago)
People kinda forget... That japan is the leading nation in terms of battery development... Those tesla has japones made tech. Those boeing uses jap tech. There is a new tech in battery that uses resonance vibration to store energy rather than rare earth. Battery is the weakpoint of everything. Hence cold fission.
Gaurav Deora (7 months ago)
You need to watch this https://youtu.be/SBLpt-vQs8s
Ken Mcmaster (7 months ago)
hook-me-up.
Jes Us (8 months ago)
What would happen to the job force? This will literally leave families without food on the table.
Charlie Wolf (8 months ago)
Everything old is new again. Vertical Axis Wind Turbines are not new. Darrieus wind turbine re hash by the look of it. Made a little more robust to handle typhoons.
Rom Vois (9 months ago)
It wasnt created principle of turbine in Japan , BS , it is Magnus creator.
JOHN DAVIS (9 months ago)
I love clean energy!
Sohave (10 months ago)
This leads up to a challenge we already have with our current wind energy technology, storage! The ones who cracks this efficiently at a large scale will turn the world around and make big money. Lithium is the best but is rather expensive pro kWh, Compressing air into containers or underground caves for later release is plausible but has a low efficiency due to the temperature differences between the air when it is being compressed and released. pumping water to a high point and letting it power a turbine is also mediocre in terms of efficiency and demands a lot of space. Flywheel is a promising technology.
allgoo19 (11 months ago)
It's a great idea if you have away to store the energy from it. What extra energy people need during the Typhoon?
Yi Mi (1 year ago)
We need to replace all nuclear plants asap, safely shut down all nuclear plants ASAP.
samiullah shaik (1 year ago)
50 years with a miniature turbine? That's like e=MC (err how so u superscript 2¿)
Nitin Rajeev (1 year ago)
so how on earth are they going to store the power required for 15 years ??? ....
Geert Remans (1 year ago)
mmm strange ,these windmills are more effective but everywhere they are building the traditional ones what's up ?
SINCLAIRRESEARCH (7 months ago)
if they were built vertical squirrel cage style they would be more efficient, and would show the public how easy it was and they dont want p[eople knowing its easy do they ? as no profit in that
MR BOLEUS (1 year ago)
One word... *Asian*
Reginaldo Martins (1 year ago)
E ja existe um projeto pra fazer un enorme do tamanho destes eólicos que vimos por ai .
AFAMKA (1 year ago)
What is new here...this kind turbine's using all over long time...
Spaide man (1 year ago)
great idea! convert disaster(typhoon in this case) into benefits.
Sree (1 year ago)
what has gravity to do with this turbine? and single turbine, with limited sizes can power entire japan for years?? how.
the British Qr 5 is much better and beautifull.
Willy Avila (1 year ago)
estos japoneses son unos vende humo . todavía FUKUSHIMA está tirando radioactividad.
RIZWAN TARIQ (1 year ago)
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Neil Frith (1 year ago)
bit late for that now my radioactive slitty eyed friends!!!!!
Walker W (1 year ago)
shit
d'nomar senoj (1 year ago)
damn shame the damn greedy american mongrels wont allow this in the us.
Al Finnell (1 year ago)
Vertical axis turbines are going against the wind half the time... NOGOOD.
RozaTV .eu (1 year ago)
In Poland the turbine I saw many years ago
Jess Brian (11 months ago)
because poland bought it from china
Sergey Romanov (1 year ago)
unless we learn how to store it efficiently, it is kinda useless.
James Coleman (1 year ago)
problem power storage
npsit1 (1 year ago)
Ok let's think about this: "The designer of the typhoon turbine believes a single typhoon would be able to generate enough energy to power Japan for 50 years." Umm, where do you plan to store all of that energy for the next 50 years while Japan uses it? How often do the power lines in these areas go down during a typhoon, thereby rendering the potential electrical generation capability useless, since no one would be able to use it?
Hhjv Fhbgs (1 year ago)
A typhoon is going to uproot this stupid turbine a single typhoon can provide energy to japan for fifty years looks like they going to make the whole of japan in to a battery....who will believe this bulshit
Leo Corral (4 months ago)
They need a battery as big as japan i hope...
8 13 (1 year ago)
...the Magnus effect involves lift against gravity... This typhoon turbine is spinning independent of gravity. If anything the conventional turbine takes advantage of the Magnus effect
Andy Casbo (1 year ago)
Now we talk, this one i like . good work, cant wait to see some results
path dunk (1 year ago)
according to the Japan guy thats what I heard
Nur Mohammod (6 months ago)
S for Skkrrraa
Rudolf Valace Gerna (1 year ago)
we need more of this in philippines
joão Garcia (1 year ago)
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jussayin mipeece (1 year ago)
ahh , you do know that "energy" is not like rice , you cant "store" it for use a few months down the line. You cant even store it for a week so unless you have a typhoon every other day your idea is bunk. The turbine is great and a very good idea but your idea of its impact is just plain dumb.
Amone Rahman (7 months ago)
I think they still can sell left over energy or at least it's hope that they can stop rely on nuclear energy in this near future
bahhaziz (1 year ago)
a sphere would do a better job
Jim Sadler (1 year ago)
Storing all of that energy would be the real problem.
Jpgundarun (1 year ago)
Just what you need when your house gets destroyed by mother nature and all the power is out for days. LOL.
Brising Conan (1 year ago)
they made ine like that in iceland
ComocosonoEWL (1 year ago)
I can't wait for thunderfoot to do a video on this and either support it, or destroy it completely. This sounds like a big lie trying to get a grant for something that will work 1% as well as they say it will with a shit ton of extra exaggerations in it.
Chris Fuller (1 year ago)
invest in battery storage..
Picobyte (1 year ago)
Very practical for 24/7 8760h/y base-load production! Because typhoons blow every day!
R.N. PAL pal (1 year ago)
very imagings
Edward Gilmour (1 year ago)
I'm a bit concerned about the shear force & bending moment of that central shaft but the concept makes sense.
Ian Withintent (1 year ago)
And all we need is crowd funding...
Geo T (1 year ago)
How big and ugly will it be in practice, though? Too much scenery is being ruined by standard wind turbines, which usually get placed in nice, rural areas instead of cities, thus turning natural-looking regions into industrial parks. There's nothing green about that. It's just more industry and less nature.
pokenei (1 year ago)
Geo T These turbines can be placed out at sea and out of sight
ExtantFrodo2 (1 year ago)
Are you a shill for the oil industry?
cwrobinson6363 (1 year ago)
Sorry but, this is very old technology. Why are people using old technology and claiming that it is new and revolutionary?
Avarus Surava (1 year ago)
Awesome
Ken M (1 year ago)
How do you store 50 years of energy?
NwoDispatcher (20 days ago)
thats the rub isn't it. energy storage is notoriously difficult. But if you could build a bunch of large magnetically levitated flywheels, that could be your best bet at storing energy.
PussyIsHere (1 month ago)
Ken M capacitor
James Sempy (5 months ago)
+ Ken, in an artificial typhoon ... haha ....
Ken M (1 year ago)
At one time you couldn't store any energy, then the battery was invented. At one time the battery wasn't powerful enough to power a laptop, Then a better way of storing energy came about. At one time they couldn't do what you're saying and soon there will be a solution. I'm sure the U.S. will solve this problem very soon.
Will G (1 year ago)
Not the same thing at all. We know how much time pumping water or electrolysis takes, so the capability to store the huge amount of energy that they claim can be stored just doesn't exist, so, unless you propose a method of overcoming the limitation of "time" and the limitation of storing either the hydrogen, or enormous quantities of seawater at great heights, then your statement is just something a completely non thinking person makes. All methods proposed by posters on here are not only incredibly expensive--so expensive that it makes this idea useless, but they are incredibly dangerous.
aaron gumba (1 year ago)
Japan should rule the world !! So it will be anime world!! Yea hey !
WaterspoutsOfTheDeep (1 year ago)
WW1/2 tell us that would be a nightmare. Unless their society and culture one of the oldest in the world suddenly took a 180. Ya nope.
Kimchi Bomber (1 year ago)
aaron gumba Oh shit, weebs everywhere
Van Vong (1 year ago)
this stupid crap. the invention was 50 years old. It was invented by the Chinese.
Jess Brian (11 months ago)
look at your shitty country. vietnam lol , poor life and underdeveloped
Will G (1 year ago)
So, when the next earthquake hits, they would not only have to worry about a tsunami, but also the collapse of the huge reservoirs which would wipe out many places.
Hoang Tran (1 year ago)
Inventing is one thing and making it feasible is another story.
WaterspoutsOfTheDeep (1 year ago)
Probably was doesn't look very complex or innovative to me.
MrAhmedUA (1 year ago)
i though japan full of mountains aka store water up drop when needed ?
hypostatis (1 year ago)
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George Qua (1 year ago)
This should be in the philippines. 19typhoonscper year on average
choo Tech guy (1 year ago)
George San I don't think so bro because typhoons is a very powerful and the tool maybe damage because nobody is above God rules ,just my opinion .Thank you 😁
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Zwei Ein (1 year ago)
they should make tsunami and earthquake turbine
ExtantFrodo2 (1 year ago)
Don't forget the volcano and asteroid impact generators.
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JollyRoger (1 year ago)
and how will he store this energy for month? )))
Tucker Aylo (25 days ago)
Lol @ everyone saying batteries... do you have any idea how many cells you'd need, how big they would need to be and how much space they would take up... Sadly, batteries in their current (and even some of the near future ones) form just aren't viable solutions to this... Energy diversity is the way to go for now.
Danijel Android (1 month ago)
How about liquid hydrogen?
Bang Stick (2 months ago)
Godzirrrraaa will eat up your energy cells! Ha ha ha
bassboylowg (9 months ago)
Super capacitors & lithium batteries are two viable long term energy storage devices. When used in conjunction with each other they work extremely well. Throw high end AGM batteries in the mix and you have a very stable system with deep reserves.
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azra au (1 year ago)
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Aaron Cross (1 year ago)
Are they going to string together every rc car and plane's lithium ion battery pack to catch all that energy? LMAO Retards. First they build a round bladed fan then they forget to build the battery to store the "50 years of energy". Fuckin dumbasses . Lolol
ExtantFrodo2 (1 year ago)
There are other ways to store potential. Chemical batteries are but one way. Flywheels are another. Pumping water up into a reservoir allows you to store enormous amounts of energy.
DeoxysDNA (1 year ago)
jokes on you when they finally do build something to store it. You're really going to doubt the Japanese?
Shoji Miya (1 year ago)
cool
heresteven (1 year ago)
need a way to store that power
Will G (1 year ago)
They would have to be huge, that would be very expensive. In an earthquake prone country that also might not be a good idea. The amount of water stored at higher altitudes would be an ever present danger. Also, time is a factor so an incredible amount of pumping stations would be needed to be built to pump 50 years worth of water in the short duration of a typhoon.
José Dourado (1 year ago)
heresteven compressed air power
GG64du02 (1 year ago)
Still the best so far.... :/
ExtantFrodo2 (1 year ago)
Elevated reservoirs.
paristmo (1 year ago)
heresteven Dynamo
MoneyAndPeople (1 year ago)
Asians r soooo smar.,
Alex MC (1 year ago)
Aaron Cross Fuck off,they can build it a fucking supercapacitor electric storage.
Aaron Cross (1 year ago)
With no way to catch the energy and a round bladed fan? Not so much but neither are you.
Gaming World 786 (1 year ago)
amazing
Luis Salgado (1 year ago)
hey
Sour Paxx Kids (1 year ago)
Wow, that's amazing.
thumpahard (1 year ago)
so you will power for 50 years but no house to use it lol I just had to toss that out there
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FIRE _FLY GAMING (1 year ago)
no

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