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DOE earmarks $1.9M for midsize wind turbine tech

By / September 13, 2010

A vertical-axis turbine. (Credit: Clean Green Energy.) Three mid-size (200-500 kilowatts) wind energy technologies are getting a boost from the DOE. The agency announced today that Clean Green Energy, Northern Power Systems and Texas Tech University will each get $620,000 for first phase work on unique approaches to smaller-scale wind energy generation. Clean Green Energy…

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School of fish offers new school of thought for turbine design

By / May 20, 2010

Researchers at CalTech have found that schooling fish unlock clues to better vertical axis wind turbines, which could yield as much as 10 times more energy from the same amount of space. According to a press release, fluid-dynamics expert John Dabiri uses bioinspiration for coming up with better solutions for water and wind energy. According…

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