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Build Your Own Small Wind Power System by Brian Clark Howard, Kevin Shea

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CHAPTER 12Future Developments in Wind Power

There is nothing new under the sun, but the sun begets the wind, whose unyielding, unpredictable force unearths what was once hidden.

—KEVIN SHEA

Wind technology is constantly evolving, with new frontiers of research being explored in multimillion-dollar industrial and university labs as well as in the garages of tinkerers. This chapter takes a look at some of these emerging designs, with an eye toward what may be powering the future, whether that’s rotating blimps or carouseling kites flying thousands of feet up in the air. ...

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