DailyDirt: Building Better Wind Turbines

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We’ve mentioned some wind power projects before, but wind is still a relatively small contributor to total energy production in the US. Sure, there are some problems with not having wind available 24/7 — as well as people complaining about bird deaths and a ruined view. Still, there are some solutions to some of these problems, and it might be nice to generate more electricity without burning fossil fuels.

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Yes, I know I'm commenting anonymously says:

Why place them in the countryside?

Those non-rotating Vortex poles will be much more at home in the city, on top of high rises (and can even double as antennas).
The limiting factor is the required structural strength of the buildings for coping with the load of the turbines.
I expect there will be less civic unrest for this than any development in the countryside.

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