It seems everyone these days it talking about alternative energy. After the 2005 Hurricane Season, the Santa Ana East Winds during the California Wildfire Season and all the hot air coming our of Washington DC, it stands to reason that perhaps America should be looking more using Wind Turbines to make electricity. After all it seems the wind is always blowing in so many places around our Planet. Scientists and Terrain Modelers have much data on the best and most consistent places for generating wind.
Unfortunately Migrating Birds have not adapted or evolved as fast as mankind's fast advancing exploitation of the wind. In evolutionary terms, humans have erected wind generator towers in a brief second of the evolutionary process for birds to adapt to visually adapting and developing flying characteristics to counter act these fast moving propeller blades of wind turbines. For some reason bats can fly through these propeller blades, but birds cannot. It was estimated by one environmentalist group that tens of thousands of birds are killed or maimed each year by powerful propeller props of power generating wind turbines. Something must be done; one answer is to outlaw all wind generators and be done with it. Another idea is put blink or flashing bright LED lights, which are onerous to the bird's visual senses, which will propel them away from these generators. But how would you go about that without using up the power that the generator is making, as most strobe lights have high amperage usage?
I propose we use the flutter of air caused by the propellers to power up the flashing LED lights using electromagnetic induction technology to charge a capacitor instead of the headlights working off the wind turbine's power. Currently there are some nifty micro-flashlights being used which you can buy which use a similar technique and are available thanks to the Everlite Flashlight technology research lab. These smaller flashlights work by shaking them for about thirty seconds and shine for about 6 minutes and they shine quite bright since they use a very bright LED light. Here is a link to this home use flashlight:
Propellers like helicopter blades make similar sounds and these concussion waves can be fitted to a small device attached to the LED flashing lights. If they get too dim due to a lull in the wind then the blades will be turning much slower and less risk for the birds to dodge them. During periods of less wind the birds also have better controllability and thus are far less likely to be struck. Perhaps this is a good way to save energy, as it will also be a beacon to prevent low flying aircraft from hitting some of these towers which now are as high as 150 feet above the ground? Think on this.