|Mr. Ochoa simply turns the power
of a windmill into electrical force. He accomplishes that
much by the most simple process imaginable -- that of
attaching a dynamo to a windmill.
The combination opens up unlimited possibilities, particularly for those who live outside the boundaries of the great cities. With storage batteries enough electricity can be stored to light a house, run small motors or do anything of the kind.
and Revolutionary Victor Ochoa:
|The idea is attractive because
the power is furnished by nature and costs nothing in the
The windmill is not circular like the ordinary windmill, but consists of four arms, with a solid, shutter-like arrangement on each. These shutters swing on hinges. While the wind is driving two of the shutters it lifts the other two, so that they offer the minimum of resistance to the wind.
Mr. Ochoa says his windmills cost one-fifth as much as the ordinary windmill to put up, and gives a great deal more power. With a dynamo and storage batteries attached, it stores up electric energy that can be utilized in any and all ways, and costs nothing to produce beyond the first cost of installing the plant.
Mr. Ochoa says that with a windmill having shutters seven feet long he can get enough electrical power to light a good-sized building and furnish all other necessary power.
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