How to harvest plentiful low-level winds on existing wind farms

By Paul Dvorak This paper will be submitted for peer review to Renewable Energy Focus after receiving comments from the publication of excerpts in the April issue of Windpower Engineering. Send comments and suggestions to Kevin Wolf, [email protected]
Wind farms in California and other regions of the world exist only in relatively small geographic regions.[i] Most of these resource areas have reached their physical or political[ii] limits in their ability to install additional propeller-type, horizontal axis wind turbines (HAWTs).[iii] Nonetheless, many have topographies that create excellent near-ground wind speeds.
To profit from the energetic wind below their HAWTs, wind farm owners need cost-effective

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