New wind turbine developed by Wyo. firm uses hydraulic motors

Wyoming-based Winhyne Energy is developing a kind of wind turbine that uses hydraulic motors to compress and pressurize nitrogen gas that would be used to power a generator or stored in pipelines for later use. Winhyne's turbine has a lower cut-in speed than most turbines on the market and can operate in areas with lower-than-average wind speeds, the company said. Winhyne is planning to demonstrate the turbine's capabilities at a pilot project near Guernsey, Wyo., which is slated to go online in late 2014.

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