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The Quest for Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Despite Failures

Wing Power Energy's small-scale vertical axis wind turbine. Image courtesy: Wing Power Energy

The vision is beautiful, if not somewhat tried: a large cluster of 360 foot tall towers encircled with long, slightly cupped blades, similar to airplane wings, spinning in the wind like a wind vane. The result? An outpouring of clean electricity at the Megawatt (MW) scale. That’s what Harry Ruda, CEO of Wing Power Energy, [...]

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