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I'd be interested to know where the technology is on the efficiency of local generation by both wind and solar for large buildings such as high rise apartment blocks etc.

While wind may fluctuate and thus may not be a reliable conitnuous supply, there is surely a direct correlation between solar energy and AC. ie if you need the latter, you have the former available.

Are there also structural problems of wind torque upon such buildings?

Of course the principle problem is that there are no incentives to developers to either design buildings to be energy-efficient, nor energy-sufficient. They build them, they sell them: they don't have to pay the energy bills for the next 30 years.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Sat Jan 19th, 2008 at 04:29:21 AM EST

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