Inventor Tom L. Lee, Ph.D. has developed a floating wind turbine platform concept for accessing the higher winds out at sea, and convert wind energy efficiently to hydrogen and electricity. Great photo.

Twelve years ago, when he was living in Africa, Dr. Thomas L. Lee wanted to do something to help solve the intermittent power problem that he experienced routinely. He felt there just had to be a way for the power to be more reliable, more affordable, and more accessible to people in poverty-stricken areas of the world.

After years of research and development, he has now arrived at a point where he is ready to implement his solution, which he thinks could be one the most significant developments in the world, “to give developing countries the same advantage we now have.”

The application would not be limited to undeveloped countries. The green energy and the savings from fuelless power would be of interest to developed countries as well. All nations are looking for effective ways to eliminate their dependence on polluting fossil fuels and not just from supplemental sources, but for primary power capabilities.

Commercial wind energy in general achieved the milestone earlier this year of becoming competitive with conventional grid energy sources, going down into the 4-6 cents per kilowatt-hour range. (Ref.)

Lee’s invention of a floating wind-hydrogen platform with battery storage, developed by his company, Stanbury Resources Inc., accomplishes three things to push yet beyond that.

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