Can you think of something that can power Japan for 50 years..

Here it is.

Typhoon Turbine – Can power Japan for 50 years!


Atsushi Shimizu, an engineer in Japan, invented the world’s first typhoon turbine.

A robust, egg beater-shaped wind turbine, designed not only to withstand the incredible force of a tropical cyclone, but also to harness it.

A mature typhoon produces a level of kinetic energy “equivalent to about half the world-wide electrical generating capacity,” according to the Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Laboratory.

The energy from one typhoon, says Shimizu, could power Japan for 50 years.

In terms of energy, Japan actually has a lot more wind power than it does solar power, it’s just not utilized.

The country has already seen 6 typhoons in 2016.

“Japan has the potential to be a super power of wind,” says Shimizu.

Japan imported wind turbines from Europe and were not suitable for their climatic conditions and so they customized it completely. It was designed in such a way that it can handle unpredictable and violent wind patterns.

Key to the invention is the principle of the Magnus effect – the way air curves around anything that rotates (like a basketball), and applies pressure on it at the same time.

In this case, it allows the blades around the turbine to generate movement – which you can see the video below. At the same time, the central rod can be tightened to slow down or stop the blades, regardless of the external forces generated by the typhoon.


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