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Wind Turbines Coming to a City Near You
4/24/2013

An artist's impression of how the wind turbines could be installed on city buildings.   (Source: University of Wollongong)
An artist’s impression of how the wind turbines could be installed on city buildings.
(Source: University of Wollongong)

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Mydesign
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Re: Wind keeps developing
Mydesign   4/25/2013 1:23:43 AM
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Rob, but windmills may not be suitable for all cities or places. I my place we had implemented wind farms at certain areas, where wind is available atleast for 200 days/year. Other areas EB (Electricity Board) has instated solar panels for power generation. In certain places, they had implemented hybrid model, consisting of both windmill and solar.



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Hybrid Mode with Windmill
Mydesign   4/25/2013 1:20:10 AM
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"You don't normally find a wind turbine in the middle of a large metropolitan area, .......... has developed a wind turbine that can be positioned between, or atop, skyscrapers and large buildings to harvest wind areas in urban areas."

Elizabeth, but in my country we can see small wind mills over most of the buildings as a part of hybrid power generator. They used to install small turbine type windmill (hybrid mode) along with solar panels to generate power.

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for the birds
NadineJ   4/24/2013 11:04:05 AM
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This is very cool.  When I looked at the picture, the first thing I thought was "what about the birds?"  Not only could the birds get hurt/killed but they could also damage the turbines.

Is there any info yet on how that would be solved?

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Wind keeps developing
Rob Spiegel   4/24/2013 9:54:31 AM
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Nice story, Elizabeth. Interesting that wind could deliver half the world's energy needs by 2030. I'm sure that would require advances in technology. This window-based energy collector may be a contribution to that.

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