Winds-day: Jay Leno’s Wind Turbine

Yesterday, there was a Boing Boing post about Leno’s Garage and a video featuring a magnetic levitating wind turbine, which will be delivered to Ed Begley, Jr.’s house. Jay took great pride in his own larger wind turbine. He bragged: “Mine is bigger than Ed Begley’s.”

Oddly enough, perhaps due to the “carbon footprint” needed for manufacturing it, the MagWind option was graded least able to offset carbon compared to a solar concentrator, fusion and even coal sequestration on the Science Channel’s Ecopolis program.

In other videos, Leno has solar panels and a nice collection of ancient steam engines, including one from 1832. There’s also a Stirling motor on display.

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