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Iowa State Engineers Study How Hills, Nearby Turbines Affect Wind Energy Production
December 12, 2011
Iowa State University engineers are using wind tunnel tests to study how hills, valleys and the placement of wind turbines affect the performance of wind farms. While the wind power industry has data about offshore turbine performance over flat water, there's little information about the effects of uneven ground on wind turbines and their power production.
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