MinervaFan (minerva_fan) wrote in thequestionclub,

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Is this a stupid idea?

I was listening to NPR this morning, and they were talking about various forms of renewable energy. One guy mentioned something about all the windmills in Denmark (or Holland, or whereever they use windmills) and how windmills could provide amazing amounts of power in the US, if we adapted the technology.

Okay, so here's the deal. I stick my hand out of my car window, at 55 mph, and I know the amount of force produced. Why can't windmill technology be applied to automobiles? I mean, how many times do windmills get winds of 55 mph, right? I'm sure you could get enough power to move the car....

If wind can be used to create electricity, why not use it to power an electric-based car?

Or maybe this is just a silly idea.
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