Researchers model optimal configurations of vertical axis wind turbines and find they can offer a future where electricity costs are lowered, or even eliminated, in urban and suburban areas
- American Institute of Physics
- Small vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs) possess the ability to effectively operate in the presence of high turbulent flow, which makes them ideal energy harvesting devices in urban and suburban environments. In a new article, researchers present results indicating that an optimally designed VAWT system can financially compete with fossil-fuel based power plants in urban and suburban areas, and even spearhead the development of a net-zero energy building or city.
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