So Turbines in Space don't work, how about sticking beefed up versions of regular wind turbines near the top of a space elevator? My thought is that the elevator at the top experiences some serious wind forces as the Earth spins.
How about it?
- Would increasing the surface area of the elevator reduce the stability?
- Would the forces to hold the turbine's moving parts be a factor greater than that of the elevator itself?
- How much power could we generate?