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Posts tagged with 'Wind Energy'

8 Aug, 2009

Betz' law- no ifs, ands, or buts

Posted by John Wilson

John Wilson As part of my ongoing survey of all things related to sustainable design (or renewable energy or simply “green” ) I have started to take a look at wind energy.   Almost immediately I was confronted with Betz’ law which sets a limit on the efficiency of a wind turbine to about 59%.   In other  words,  I won’t be able to collect and convert the kinetic energy of the wind at a rate better than 59%.   When … Read More

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