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Low-speed Wind Improvements?

Discussion in 'Home Power and Microgeneration' started by Danno, Jul 29, 2005.

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  1. Annoying that the article is not crystal clear on the difference
    between turbine and controller. It appears that the good doctor is
    talking about controller technology only, but I couldn't tell for
    sure. (Took a minute to give the author heck, too.)

  2. It does appear he's talking about a controller that will squeeze
    a bit more juice out of a wind turbine. I would suppose this would
    fill the same sort of niche that maximum power point controllers do
    in the solar PV world.

    Just how much energy is contained in "low speed" wind anyhow? Is it
    worth spending more money to harvest?

  3. John W. Hall

    John W. Hall Guest

    Why did nothing ever happen with "ducted fan" technology? IIRC this
    increases the wind speed through the blade disc. Perhaps benefits
    don't exceed the cost.
  4. There was a German one on eBay a few month back but the capacity claims and
    the price were outrageous. Didn't sound real enough and they wouldn't answer
    my questions.
  5. Danno

    Danno Guest

    Really? I get to be on TV? Kewl!
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