Recycled Batteries


In an effort to find a new use for and to preserve the batteries, obsolete military installations that dot the landscape, we have proposed installing wind turbines on them. In the United States, wind farms are typically constructed far from where the electrical energy will be used. Our small-scale approach will provide power very close to where it will be consumed, thereby reducing transmission loss.

An idiosyncratic suggestion such as this may be more symbolic than practical, but it serves to illustrate how new and old can be melded together in a mutually beneficial manner. The turbine receives a foundation at no energy cost, and the battery itself is recharged with a new function.

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