A fully functional AVE power station with a 100-meter (328-foot) diameter is said to be capable of generating up to 200 megawatts of electrical power
The heat required to get the mini-tornado started would initially be provided by a temporary heat source, such as a heater or steam
The prototype will be manufactured in partnership with Lambton College, in Sarnia, Ontario
The LM-6 prototype AVE system
A diagram of the AVE system
Tornadoes generally evoke the destructive force of nature at its most awesome. However, what if all that power could be harnessed to produce cheaper and more efficient electricity? This is just what Canadian engineer Louis Michaud proposes to achieve, with an invention dubbed the “Atmospheric Vortex Engine” (or AVE).
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