Study shows benefits of vertical-axis offshore-wind turbines

02/28/2011 | (U.K.)

Wind Power Ltd.'s 10-megawatt Aerogenerator X vertical-axis turbine could provide a cheaper and more efficient alternative to conventional offshore-wind systems "in certain circumstances," according to a study funded by the U.K.-based Energy Technology Institute. Turbulence in offshore areas affect the performance of conventional turbines, making them less efficient, the study said.

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