TITLE

THE NEXT GENERATION of WIND ENERGY

AUTHOR(S)
Morton, Jennie
PUB. DATE
June 2015
SOURCE
Buildings;Jun2015, Vol. 109 Issue 6, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explains how a vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) can help a facility generate clean power in a limited space. Topics discussed are the benefits of VAWT based on power generation, utility rates and quality of location, the need to calculate potential wind energy resource the site is capable to produce, the significance of combining wind turbines with solar to address site conditions, and the advantage of seeking financing options to recoup portion of capital expenses.
ACCESSION #
103285815

 

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