New Technology: Low-Wind Turbines April 24, 2012 | News

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A company in Spain called Gamesa has developed a new wind turbine that may be the solution to harnessing wind power in low-wind areas.

Wind power is becoming one of the most popular sources of alternative energy. Now that it has become more affordable it is beginning to rival that of fossil fuels and solar energy. However, because wind turbines have always required high velocity winds many urban cities have not been able to utilize wind as a source of energy.

The introduction of Gamesa’s newest turbine, the G114-2.0 MW Class III, looks like it may be the solution to this long-faced dilemma. With its longer blades and a turbine tuned for low power density, it looks like wind power just might be coming to a city near you.

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