14 Jul '11, 4pm

CalTech Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Boost Wind Farm Power Efficiency 10x

CalTech Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Boost Wind Farm Power Efficiency 10x

Researchers at CalTech have found a way to increase the power output of wind farms at least 10x simply by optimizing the placement of wind turbines in a farm to “maximize its energy collecting efficiency at heights closer to the ground.” Besides significantly enhancing the economics of wind farms, the design approach would also significantly reduce land use requirements, environmental impacts and threats to flying wildlife.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/07/14/caltech-vertical-axis...

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