New wind turbine design
Clarkson Professor Ken Visser and his team of graduate students have been researching wind turbines for the past six years. They've been trying to come up with a design small and efficient enough for the average consumer.
May 6, 2006
in News 10
"Our designs and our focus is really for the homeowner and for the rural environment especially like in the north country here," said Visser.
It all starts with a computer design. The design is then made into a scaled down model right on campus. That model is put into a wind tunnel and data is gathered.
Visser says each model they tested brought them one step closer to the final design.
"What we found, first in the computer then in the wind tunnel, that it seemed to indicate more blades and the particular orientation of... [continue via Web link]