04 Jul '12, 10am

'Flat pack' turbine aims to boost city wind power

'Flat pack' turbine aims to boost city wind power

Keele University has installed a new "flat pack" wind turbine that it hopes will overcome many of the problems associated with harnessing wind power in urban areas. FURTHER READING Feed-in tariff payments top £128m over two years Yours for £886,000 - a Somerset solar park McCamley UK last year installed a prototype of its vertical-axis turbine in Bulgaria, but yesterday confirmed Keele University had become the first UK location to test the 1 killowatt (kW) machine. Scott Elliott, chief executive of McCamley, said he hoped the new wind turbine would be able to fill a gap in the market for businesses seeking to install wind turbines in towns and cities. Field trials have shown it can start generating at low wind speeds of 1.8 metres per second, while a self-regulating system enables the turbine to continue working in high gusting winds. Historically, wind turbines have prov...

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