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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Russian scientists raising funds to rebuild Tesla Tower, satisfy world energy hunger

Russian scientists raising funds to rebuild Tesla Tower, satisfy world energy hunger


Two Russian physicists are fundraising to realize
their project for wireless energy transmission once proposed by
brilliant 20th-century scientist Nikola Tesla. Solar panels and an
upgraded Tesla Tower could solve global energy hunger, they say.

Leonid and Sergey Plekhanov, graduates of the Moscow Institute of
Physics and Technology, claim they have spent years scrutinizing the
Nikola Tesla’s patents and diaries and they believe that with his most
ambitious project – transcontinental wireless energy transmissions –
Tesla came very close to unprecedented scientific discovery that could
be brought to fruition. 


The enthusiasts say they need about $800,000 to
reconstruct the famous Wardenclyffe Tower once created by Tesla himself
to implement his ideas and find a commercial application for his ideas
on long-distance wireless energy transmission.

The Plekhanov brothers are raising money through IndieGogo kickstarter.
The campaign will last until July 25. So far the project has managed to
collect only 2 percent of the desired sum (about $18,000 out of the
desired $800,000 as we publish this article).

According to the authors of the project, as of today all human
civilization’s electric energy needs could be covered with a single
installation of solar panel measured approximately 316 by 316 kilometers
(100,000 square kilometers altogether) positioned in a desert somewhere
near the equator.

They believe the only stumbling block to such a project is the delivery
of electric energy to final consumers, as the loss of energy directly
depends on the distance of transmission.
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Read the full article at: rt.com