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Wind energy: On the grid, off the checkerboard
April 1, 2014
A key consideration in capturing wind energy is how best to space wind turbines to capture more wind to generate more power. Designers work to minimize "wake effects," where the swooping blades of one turbine reduce energy available for the next. A team of John Hopkins University researchers have developed a new way to study these wake effects, which can help future project designers configure wind farms.
American Institute of Physics, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy
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