#701: Mobilemills

Wind farms are still by no means economically viable everywhere (and even economies of manufacturing scale may never make them so).

Nonetheless, in areas where they actually work, they are still unpopular because of the ‘NIMBY’ problem. People don’t want to have these large, noisy devices covering their scenic local countryside.

Today’s invention is a way to ensure that the windfarms can be seen as impermanent and also so that their activities can be shared around from place to place -rather than being dumped forever on a single community.

Take ten current-design, triblade wind turbines. Mount these at angles on an ex-military tracked vehicle which can be frequently repositioned using a farm tractor. This allows numerous vehicles of this design to be moved about in the countryside and even located so as to optimise their energy capture from say month to month.

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