As mention on this blog before, 98% of all rare earths, many of which are deemed critical to the energy, defense and electric vehicle industries, are controlled by China. This leaves those countries and companies outside of China vulnerable to trade restrictions. Recently, over diplomatic tensions, China cut off supply to Japan a leading manufacturer […]
Here is proof ducted fans can be driven by a light breeze. Wait til you see it operate in a Class 2 hurricane.
Sustainable Business Oregon, a publication of the Portland Business Journal, does a short bit on RRW. Rogue River Wind of Coquille, Ore. announced last week that the company acquired the rights to a novel generator design for use in a ducted fan wind turbine. The company will also license the technology for other applications. The […]
Rogue River Wind, Ltd, (RRW) an Oregon renewable energy company has acquired the rights to a revolutionary new relativistic generator (REM) design. RRW is the developer of a ducted fan wind turbine, the V-LIM, capable of operating in low, high and turbulent winds up to Class 2 hurricanes. The V-LIM requires an equally robust, high bandwidth, direct drive generator capable of capitalizing on these powerful kinetic forces. The higher the RPM the more power the REM produces.
As stated many times on this blog, Rogue River Wind, seeks, for a multitude of reasons including rebuilding local economies to build its products in the US. Everyone wants jobs, right? So it ought to be pretty much a slam dunk to get production manufacturing done in America or better yet, Oregon, but consider the […]
Am attending the CADER conference being held this week in La Jolla. One of the topics so appealing to me is “Community Energy + Cleantech = Homebase for the new economy. ” Hot topics will include community owned energy AND micro-grids!!! They will be talking about the role of energy in our economic future. No […]
Slowly, we are getting all those nit picky details that come with a business to develop a website. Still trying to get all the specs and images and photos up but it is moving along at last. Am developing a blog for those interested in talking about renewable energy, distributed energy and capacitive storage technology. […]
America’s dependence upon China for rare earths critical to high gauss magnets and many ingredients used in the production of every day items like cell phones and computers has been an issue I have written about several times before. The Department of Defense is certainly concerned because Chinese made magnets are present in every weapons […]
We are coming closing in on our pre-production prototype and I am lucky to have a great staff in operations. As part of the company goal to provide jobs for veterans three of the four members of our operations department have served their country. My VP of Operations was a Lt Commander with the Navy and managed a 7MW floating power plant and is a systems engineer well suited to implementing smart/microgrids with distributed energy sources like small wind and solar.
All this time I thought research and development and prototype design was the hardest part (and believe me it isn’t easy), but the procedural side of launching a new product is pretty damned intense. The brain power required from conceptualization to production is not only extensive but the diversity required puts the old ‘thinking ten moves ahead’ in a chess game to shame.