NEW TECHNOLOGIES/NEW PRODUCTS forum: Noise

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ImageAguane
Apr 24, 2011 12:58 AM CST
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ
Harnessing noise, the distorted form of sound energy as a renewable resource of energy. These students have developed a project to discover these possibilities.
http://www.ecofriend.com/entry/sharjah-university-students-c...
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Steve812
May 2, 2011 10:46 AM CST
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ
For better or worse, noise is not a very energy-dense resource. Consider a rock concert. The band can create ear-splitting noise with a kilowatt of power or two. If you covered all the surfaces of the stadium with 100% efficient noise transducers that turn sound into electricity, you could generate a kilowatt of power or two. The same surface area covered with solar cells would produce tens or hundreds of kilowatts - hundreds of times as much power. And most noise sources are thousands of times weaker than the noise at a rock concert.

It's a fun idea. Maybe it has a niche. But we won't be running our blenders and toaster ovens on noise.
ImageAguane
May 2, 2011 4:25 PM CST
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ
I like the rock concert example. Maybe the concert venue could become a profit center and hook up to a large grid platform and sell the energy to help power 100,000 homes... bringing down the price of a ticket.
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ImageZanymuse
Jun 6, 2011 12:13 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
This might be an option for people that live under the landing pattern of a major airport or as a gimmicky way to power a hotel next to Niagara Falls without actually using the water itself. It could even make life better for those who live next to noisy neighbors Hilarious!
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ImageAguane
Jun 6, 2011 5:18 PM CST
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ
Or living next to a railroad track like I did south of San Francisco.

RE the noisy neighbors... it would be fun to sell their "noise" back to them and make a profit off of the noisy neighbors nuisance!
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ImageZanymuse
Jun 6, 2011 5:21 PM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
Thumbs up Aguane Selling it to them would make it really fun
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