My name is Mattheus, and along with my team of fellow researchers, we are designing and building a low-cost, low-tech wind turbine to pump and store water to generate electricity. Inspired by an internship working with a research student at the UMass Amherst Wind Energy Center this past summer, I want to apply what I learned there to a new situation that can effectively generate on-demand electricity from a renewable energy source. Feel free to check out the project I helped with here.
We have already begun designing and planning a model of our own system that uses water (either from the ocean/lake/river or from an enclosed system) as a mechanical storage medium that can be released at will to generate on-demand electricity. In the coming weeks, I look forward to sharing more about our sketches, designing process, and overall progress with our research.