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Strange design. May have merit on the small scale when the rotors don't weigh much, but scaling up is a challenge I would think...
Selsam  SuperTurbine  wind  turbine  power  generator  green  energy  alternative  drivetrain  rotor  layout  HAWT  Delicious 
june 2011 by asteroza
Caltech Researchers Find Schooling Fish Offer New Ideas For Wind Farming
Interesting idea for using constructive interference from VAWT wind turbine shed vortexes to boost apparent wind for other turbines in the array, much the same way as schools of fish and perhaps flocks of birds scavenge the vortexes being shed by the lead animal to reduce their own drag and increase lift. Only problem is that you have to tune the turbine array layout to the predominant wind speed and direction, so off-spec wind could potentially hurt performance. Winglets on individual rotors may be more universal. But many places have fairly predictable wind patterns, so the layout trick still has merit.
VAWT  vertical  axis  wind  turbine  power  generator  green  energy  site  array  layout  research  performance  boost  constructive  interference  vortex  biomimicry  arrangement  Delicious 
june 2010 by asteroza

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