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Would it be possible to install wind turbines on train cars? Has it been done before?

I wonder if it's possible or if it has been done to attach small turbines so that the train's motion serves as a positive feedback loop; the faster it goes, the more energy it captures from its passing.

Is this possible?

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  • Nov 13 2012: As stated above, this would not work as you described in the question. What could work is using these turbines as some sort of regenerative braking system. this of course is not practical because of the many other, more efficient, methods of achieving this same goal.

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