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Engineering360: "Wind Turbine Blades with a Twist Are Undergoing Tests"

12/12/2018 1:29 PM

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Re: Wind Turbine Blades with a Twist Are Undergoing Tests

01/08/2019 12:45 PM

The opposite but like effect of a automobile flex fan behind the radiator. At high rpm the blades flatten to reduce load on the motor. In this case they they twist to shed the force of the wind preventing over driving of the system. Albeit this much more sophisticated and on a grand scale. Like setting the perfect trim on a set of sails, with the right feedback loops, it should smooth the load by providing a more consistent rotation.

Speaking of Grand Scale; I'd love to see a review of the Solar Wind Energy Tower Inc. 400' Smokestack pilot plant! Sounds like they are on to something. Their full size goal is one close to 2000' tall. Wow!

Happy New Year

S. Johnson - Olympia, WA

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