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New results for vertical-axis wind turbines inspired by fish schooling

By Damir Beciri
One Comment14 July 2011

flowe-24last year we wrote about a group of researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) who have been conducting a field study at an experimental two-acre wind farm in northern Los Angeles County. In their new findings, the researchers¬† came up with a way to increase the power output of wind farms simply by… »

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Fish schooling inspires new ideas for vertical-axis wind turbines

By Damir Beciri
One Comment17 May 2010

dabiri-vertical-wind-turbinesIn the Los Angeles basin, the challenge of finding suitable space for large wind farms has prevented further progress in the use of wind energy. However, researcher John Dabiri, associate professor of aeronautics and bioengineering at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and head of Caltech’s Biological Propulsion Laboratory, is using the bioinspiration from fish schooling… »