Smart Wind Turbines to Switch Shapes

Smart Wind Turbines to Switch Shapes

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wind-turbine-smart-blade.jpg Today’s wind turbines are like race cars with one gear. Slow off the line and crippled at high speeds, the turbines are effective at generating electricity only within a sweet spot of moderate wind speeds.

Scientists from Purdue University want to change this by creating intelligent wind turbines that shape-shift with the wind. These smart wind turbines would help maximize the amount of electricity generated by wind power while ensuring longer life spans for wind turbines.

(Continue Reading at Discovery.com)

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