Technology giant Apple Inc. has push the notch further with one of its later patent application, “ON-DEMAND GENERATION OF ELECTRICITY FROM STORED WIND ENERGY “. The intended objective of Apple’s proposal is to address the variability associated with the present wind energy production method. The system proposes to generates electricity via the use of a set of rotating blades to convert rotational energy from a wind turbine into heat in a low-heat-capacity fluid.
Next, the system selectively transfers the heat from the low-heat-capacity fluid to a working fluid. Finally, the system uses the transferred heat in the working fluid to generate electricity. Thus, making the electricity generation process much like that of conventional power generating methods.
According to the patent application, the “on-demand” electric generation system can reduce costs associated with natural variations in wind supply. Further, the method can be used as a replacement for current conventional energy storage methods such as batteries.