Apple patent app describes storing rotational wind energy via heat in new on-demand electricity generator

“Last month we reported on Apple and Google being the top tech leaders in harnessing solar energy,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“In a new patent application published by the US Patent Office this morning, we discover that Apple has invented a new on-demand system to harness stored wind energy,” Purcher reports. “More specifically, Apple’s patent relates to techniques for storing rotational energy from a wind turbine as heat and using the stored heat to subsequently generate electricity on demand.”

“Apple’s invention provides a system that generates electricity. During operation, the system uses a set of rotating blades to convert rotational energy from a wind turbine into heat in a low-heat-capacity fluid,” Purcher reports. “Next, the system selectively transfers the heat from the low-heat-capacity fluid to a working fluid. Finally, the system uses the transferred heat in the working fluid to generate electricity.”

More info, including Apple’s patent application illustrations and diagrams, in the full article here.

Reader Feedback

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.