As it turns out, Apple, Inc., the second-largest company in the United States after Exxon Mobil, has a lot going on these days besides battling Samsung for smartphone supremacy, or rolling out Apple TV this coming summer. No, it seems evident that Apple is playing a much deeper, far more strategic game: even as its legal team dukes it out in court with Samsung, another wing of the company has quietly gone on to patent a type of wind-powered turbine that bears the same futuristic, forward-thinking hallmarks of Apple’s popular lines of desktops, laptops, tablets, and iPhones. According to the patent application, filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in June 2011, Apple’s wind turbines would be able to provide “on-demand generation of electricity from stored wind energy.” Unlike standard-issue wind turbines, Apple turbines would rotate so as to generate heat that could thence be stored in a “low-heat-capacity” fluid. Whenever a business or consumer needs to use energy, he or she could then tap into the collective stored energy of Apple’s wind turbines.
Apple, in short, is aiming to become a major player in the energy business – a wind-powered Exxon of sorts. How this will play out in the long-run is anyone’s guess, but it’s an interesting development to take notice of in terms of wind energy, just as the last-minute deal approved by both houses of Congress that includes a provision to extend tax credits for wind energy businesses for at least another fiscal year. Not only does this save some 37,000 wind industry jobs across America, but it also bodes well for the long-term future of the industry. Unlike “wind” itself, the “wind industry” will hardly be in passing.
We at Production Materials welcome these developments wholeheartedly, in the same way that we welcome the new opportunities being created for faster means of oil and gas exploration. Energy independence for the U.S. is critical in the long-term, by wind or by oil. Production Materials has the experience and resources to supply the wind energy industry with the necessary components for full-sail growth.
Already, PMI has supplied critical components for the wind energy industry. These components are in the form of heavy-duty, corrosion-resistant bolts that are built to withstand the vicissitudes of Mother Nature and tight tolerance assembly requirements.
We could do the same for your company in a heartbeat. If you’re in the wind energy sector, or are looking for a spot in what can only be a high-growth field of opportunity, contact us at Production Materials, Inc., and we will link you to the necessary nuts, bolts, and repair parts you need to keep the wind in your sails.