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Aurora



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:39 pm    Post subject: New Turbine Design Reply with quote

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The Guardian - 22/02/10

Turbine design breathes new life into hopes for UK's renewable targets



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I remember seeing that machine in Renewable Energy World a while back.

While it is true that you can't build a conventional WT over about 10 MW in size with presently-known-and-affordable materials (the blades sag with gravity) this design looks a bit unstable at the rotary point.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought that the advances in offshore wind were refinements in the standard horizontal axis turbines: mostly to reduce maintenance demands.
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