WHY THE ARCHIMEDES BV?
Each new day we become more aware that creative thinking is essential when confronting our modern day conundrums. In realizing this it is imperative that we participate in what the competitive knowledge-based economy offers us. Autarky is the quality of being self-sufficient.
Technology is an important contributor in reaching this goal. Global problems like CO2 -emission and rising energy prices ask for technological solutions. One of these contributing initiatives is the Archimedes urban turbine developed by Messrs. M. Mieremet MSc and R.R. Ruijtenbeek bbe.
The company is built on the re-invented formulas, drawings and principles of Archimedes. A durable symbiosis however is possible: Wind turbines can produce “clean” energy from Earth’s energy. The rated output will make this possible while power plants can remedy customers’ remaining demand with “dirty” energy. For households, clean energy can be realized with The Archimedes wind turbine.
All our products are based on the 3P-princible, Our company works by following the waste hierarchy, we calculate our products on the Total Cost of ownership and we are trying to archieve the best possible eco-balance with Life Cycle Assessment.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Supported by old documents from Archimedes we revived the ancient Greek mathematician’s work, and developed new theories and techniques that more closely follow the natural laws of physics for energy. Archimedes was one of the greatest scientists and thinkers in ancient Greek history (Syracuse, Sicily, 287 BC, there in 212 BC).
Most today’s wind turbines require that a difference in pressure between the front and the rear side of the rotor blades be maintained in order to be effective. However, this difference in pressure also has a negative effect called “drag”.
Our turbine rotor captures the kinetic energy of the wind due to its speed, and, by reversing the wind and reducing it to almost zero Beaufort converts it into mechanical energy. By doing this the wind speed’s effect (in kinetic energy) on the rotor is maximized and “lift” is obtained by the wind’s acceleration over the rotor plane.
Important for the customer to know is that “green” energy has now become more cost-efficient because of the efficiency and because of the low cost of the Archimedes urban wind turbine. What is important for the environment is that zero CO2-emission, the cause of the greenhouse gas effect, will be its result thanks to the teamwork at The Archimedes BV.
A human being is a part of the whole, called by us “Universe”, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security. Albert Einstein
IS THERE A PROBLEM ?
Earth energy is a clean and durable form of energy. In comparison with fossil fuels, like oil and gas, wind energy is always available and is everlasting. Global demand for fossil fuels keeps growing, resulting in great dependency on all producing countries. In addition, our planet is running out of carbon-based fuel supplies, some believe that this will happen sooner rather than later. To maintain energy supplies for the long run, it will be important to develop new alternative techniques for generating energy. Combustion of fossil fuels generates the so called greenhouse effect caused by the emission of CO2 that contributes to global warming. Global warming will have negative effects for the climate on earth while wind, sun and water energy have none of these negative side effects.
Expectations are such that the average temperature on earth will have risen by 1,4 tot 5,8 degrees Celsius (2,52 to 9,72 degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of this century and this will have a dramatic effect for life on earth.
Rising sea levels could cover whole parts of different nations, caused by the melting of ice caps on land. The estimated rise in sea level vary from 9cm to 88cm (3,54 to 34,6 inches) by the end of this century.
We repeat: Each day we become ever more conscious that creative thinking is essential when confronting our modern day dilemmas. Upon recognizing this, it then becomes crucial that we participate in what the competitive knowledge-based economy offers us.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 December 2012 22:16|