Experimental wind-farm produces tenfold power increase

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    Caltech researchers say the power output of wind-farms can be increased by an order of magnitude - at least tenfold - simply by optimizing the placement of vertical wind turbines on a given plot of land. Details of the experimental wind-farm, located in northern Los Angeles County, appear in the Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy.

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    Impressively, the six VAWTs generated from 21 to 47 watts of power per square meter of land area; a comparably sized conventional wind-farm generates just 2 to 3 watts per square meter.

    Wind-turbine placement produces tenfold power increase | R&D Mag

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    Dat uckin fugly. Bulldoze that mountain instead ! murkins crave mercury !
     
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    Sparky:

    The operative phrase is "ten-fold... .... on a given plot of land".. To do that with Vertical turbines might neccessitate a ten-fold increase in the number of INDIVIDUAL turbines.

    Smaller wind farms with 10X more smaller turbines? OK -- it's a data point. Not a breakthru..
     
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    Bump for the lulz
     
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