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Old 2020-08-12, 10:00   #23
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"Carlos Pinho"
Oct 2011
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Originally Posted by Uncwilly View Post
There are wind energy capture designs that have the spinning bits on a vertical axis. One involves a capstan like structure the funnels wind from any angle upward through a robust bladed device that looks like a boat propeller. Another takes funnel that gets turned into the wind by a tail and also sends it vertical. These designs also the heavy weight of the generator to be at ground level.

The traditional farm Western windmill can handle high winds well.
False, there’s a limit, read about Betz’s law.
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