Patent Number: 8,502,181

Title: Electro-hydrodynamic wind energy system

Abstract: A system for electro-hydrodynamically extracting energy from wind includes an upstream collector that is biased at an electric potential and induces an electric field. An injector introduces a particle into the electric field. The wind drag on the particle is at least partially opposed by a force of the electric field on the particle. A sensor monitors an ambient atmospheric condition, and a controller changes a parameter of the injector in response to a change in the atmospheric condition.

Inventors: Carmein; David (Ann Arbor, MI), White; Dawn (Ann Arbor, MI)

Assignee: Accio Energy, Inc.

International Classification: G01N 21/85 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-08-06 0:00:00