Japanese breakthrough will make wind power cheaper than nuclear
- A surprising aerodynamic innovation in wind turbine design called the 'wind lens' could triple the output of a typical wind turbine, making it less costly than nuclear power.
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09-09-2011, 12:48 AM
(This post was last modified: 09-09-2011, 12:54 AM by Achuara.)
"wind lens"!?!?! Looks like some sort of joke in very poor taste. Lots more blades, much greater swept area, sure you will get more power. And what happens when the wind doesn't blow?
They are as ugly as sin and look too easy to sabotage. Complete and utter waste of time and resources, especially the rare earths.
just think of the resources needed in the foundations to support that mother in a force ten!!!!!
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- Alan Caruba
The wind still has to blow.
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A Vestas plant is along one of my most traveled bike routes. They have one of those big towers out there all set up. It is still most times I go by.