30 Aug '11, 10pm

'Wind Lens' Could Triple the Power Output of Turbines (Video) : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

I'm going to wait until this breakthrough is examined with further scrutiny by the experts before endorsing it -- it just seems like such a straightforward addition should have been experimented with years ago. And I'm sure it has, in one form or another. But who knows, perhaps this could be the 'putting-wheels-on-a-suitcase' moment for wind power. And clearly, if this innovation checks out, it will have massive implications worldwide. Karl Burkart at the Mother Nature Network notes that we have some 850,00 square miles of land "that could yield high levels of wind energy," according to the International Clean Energy Analysis : Let's say we developed just 20 percent of those wind resources -- 170,000 square miles (440,000 km2) or an area roughly 1/4 the size of Alaska -- we could produce a whopping 8.7 billion megawatt hours of electricity each year (based on a theoretical...

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