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1. (WO2010129124) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UMBRELLA POWER GENERATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2010/129124    International Application No.:    PCT/US2010/030071
Publication Date: Fri Nov 12 00:59:59 CET 2010 International Filing Date: Wed Apr 07 01:59:59 CEST 2010
IPC: F03D 5/00
Applicants: SKYWIND, INC.
ZHANG, Jianjun
ZOU, Nanzhi
ZHOU, Wang-Long
Inventors: ZHANG, Jianjun
ZOU, Nanzhi
ZHOU, Wang-Long
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UMBRELLA POWER GENERATION
Abstract:
In accordance with an embodiment of the invention, there is provided a system for power generation from a fluid, such as air or water. The system comprises a rail tether, and a working umbrella movably mounted to the rail tether such that the working umbrella is powered by the fluid in a first direction along the rail tether during a working stroke of the working umbrella. A working tether couples the working umbrella to a generator during at least the working stroke of the working umbrella, and a motor is coupled to the working umbrella during at least a recovery stroke of the working umbrella, the recovery stroke being in an opposite direction to the first direction along the rail tether.