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Sails strung between high power lines , generate
They can be long ribbons along the power lines or like
clothing hung from the power lines, or between two new
It would be best to make them triangular so they flutter.
The "poles" are built with a structure strong
hold extra pull.
13,800 V generator
[spidermother, Dec 08 2012]
used in skis to generate electrical current [Brian the Painter, Dec 08 2012]
||Voltages on power lines are far beyond the levels of most power generators; they have transformers to boost the voltage (and reduce the amperage). This Idea thus gets bogged down under the weight of necessary peripheral hardware.
||on the other hand they are there. no reason why you would need a transformer on every pole, just every few poles.
||It's possible to generate rather high voltages directly
||There are quite a few ideas here for placing wind
generators on power lines and transmission poles.