Lonely Swift turbine
This Swift turbine, which has a ring around the fans to cut noise and vibration, has not come anywhere near to operating according to the manufacturer's power curve, or expected power at different speeds, according to the Museum of Science's wind lab. But the wind lab realized late into the project that the location of this turbine is very bad for capturing wind, so it might work perfectly well in other locations.
Also visible here, on the left, is an anemometer for measuring wind speed, which is logged, and the bank of Aerovironment turbines, on the right.
May 20, 2010 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Martin LaMonica/CNET
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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