Wesley johnsen wrote:for people that want to lease their land for wind energy the question i have is can there be a micro wind farm with a small tower like a light post but very tall and not those massive wind turbines? like say no forest clearing and the small wind turbines put alongside an existing logging road and a lot of them so they generate a ton of electricity. this electricity could be sold to generate forest conservation money.
John said, "This is one company that is producing power from the roadside, there are others.
Alpha products cost about $A40,000 each.
"The Alpha 311 vertical axis wind turbine creates power where it’s needed most: locally.
Every road, bridge, building or tower can become a wind farm."
Joe Wamsley wrote:turn on windspeed as 13 m/s, totally reasonable speed, turns out they meant 13 km/s....
Skandi Rogers wrote:
I think you may have misunderstood that there is no way they need 13km/s to work that's 29082mph They're not making turbines for Jupiter. However 13m/s is very high for a starting speed that's 29mph wind. If they mean km/h then 13 would be a very nice and low starting speed.