How exactly would Tesla’s tower have provided energy? How was it “free” and from where would it be taken? Was/is it practical or feasible? Or purely theoretical?
If I remember correctly, Tesla believed that there was a natural resonant frequency for the earth and if you transmitted at the right frequency, you could transmit the energy around the world with very little loss. Since there were no wires between generator and receiver, all one would need to do to receive power would be to string a wire and connect it to a load. The power was “free” in the sense that there were no wires going from the generator to your house, so there was no place to install a meter. He was able to light a string of lights, but he also did this out in the middle of nowhere where he didn’t have to worry about people being shocked from induced currents.
on: 6th December 09