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Challenging NEO to become world center for $ multi-billion micro wind industry
Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 04/30/2007 - 21:06.
I recently posted on realneo about a report I saw on CNN profiling Lucien Gambarota, an inventor in Hong Kong who has developed and begun manufacturing micro wind turbines - see http://realneo.org/Micro-Wind-Turbines. He is also working on technologies to capture energy from waves, and hybrids of wind and wave.
The inventor saw my posting on realneo, from Hong Kong (example of power of Internet used well), and set up an account on realneo and started posting about his technology... see comments to above posting. He mentioned they are in the process of ramping up production and their greatest challenge now is funding and support to manufacture and distribute billions of these micro turbines, which are designed for home and smaller facility use. A bank of micro turbines costs around $100.
Like with compact florescent bulbs, there is a huge global market for consumer level advanced energy products, so I do believe that this product, if it is as solid as the inventor claims, could have unprecedented market opportunity. Consider a SpinBrush that is good for the environment and saves you money.
Some advanced energy experts I know here in town question the possible efficiency of the technology, and more due diligence is required. None the less, I suggested to the inventor he should base US operations in Northeast Ohio, and he sees that as a strong opportunity.
The next step is to explore this technology and business opportunity in detail to determine if it offers value here. Let me know if this fits your interest and we can plan how to proceed. We'll continue this discussion here, so feel free to post on this technology and opportunity as comments to this posting.