Hybrid Wind Turbines Can Generate Power Even When the Wind Isn’t Blowing

August 26, 2010 by  
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A Colorado company is introducing a system that will allow wind turbines to generate power even when the wind is not blowing. The SmartGen hybrid gas-wind turbine enables wind turbines to produce energy at periods of low wind, by turning the turbine with compressed air generated at the base of the tower from a turbo-compressor that is run on natural gas or biogas. Even more importantly, the SmartGen system can be retrofitted into existing wind turbines, allowing existing facilities to increase their performance

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Hybrid Wind Turbines Can Generate Power Even When the Wind Isn’t Blowing

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