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An interesting analysis of turbines for lower wind speed regions.

http://cf01.erneuerbareenergien.schluetersche.de/files/smfiledata/2/4/2/3/2/9/BCSilentwindrevolution V1.pdf

These are optimized for lower windspeeds with larger ratio of swept area to generator size. These installations have a larger capacity factor.

sidd

by sidd on Sat Jun 22nd, 2013 at 02:45:32 PM EST
Southern states seems to have decided that having wind turbines in their backyard was easier than building the connecting lines from the North (and a lot of the manufacturing of components of turbines happens in the industrial South, of course)

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by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Wed Jun 26th, 2013 at 01:07:39 PM EST
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Jerome, I one asked what you thought of turbines in built-up areas. Does this new development change anything?
by mustakissa on Thu Jun 27th, 2013 at 07:49:49 AM EST
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