Current wind turbines are made to stop functioning at wind speeds exceeding 25 m/s. The single-bladed isn’t.
As its rotor automatically finds the correct position, it is able to handle wind speeds of up to 70 m/s, resulting in more energy.
For ages, angled one-piece rotors have been an engineer’s dream. Increasing the size seemed impossible without expensive pitch-control systems. That is, until now.
This problem is being solved, TouchWind rotors have an estimated cost of 30% compared to current turbines.
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