In the world’s pursuit of clean energy, one man is building on the idea that the destructive force of tornadoes holds the best solution to our planet’s power needs.
Retired engineer Louis Michaud has created an Atmospheric Vortex Engine in the hopes of creating clean energy that doesn’t generate greenhouse gases. A large hurricane produces more energy than the world uses in a year. Michaud believes vortex power has the potential to generate vast amounts of energy. The way his engine works is quite simple. Heat is injected at the bottom of the machine. Warm air enters an upper chamber tangentially, and as the air converges in the center, a vortex forms. The pressure reduction at the base of the vortex drives turbines to produce power.