OverviewMechanical energy is produced when heat is carried upward by convection in the atmosphere. A process for producing a tornado-like vortex and concentrating mechanical energy where it can be captured is proposed. The existence of tornadoes proves that low intensity solar radiation can produce concentrated mechanical energy. It should be possible to control a naturally occurring process. Controlling where mechanical energy is produced in the atmosphere offers the possibility of harnessing solar energy without having to use solar collectors.
The Atmospheric Vortex Engine (AVE) is a process for capturing the mechanical energy which could be produced when heat is carried upward by convection in the atmosphere. The AVE process is protected by patent applications and could become a major source of electrical energy. The unit cost of electrical energy produced with an atmospheric vortex engine could be half the cost of the next most economical alternative.
based on Viktor and Walter Schauberger
"Gesellschaft zur Förderung naturgemäßer Technik"