Wind turbine output boosted 30% by passive design

Wind Energizer

The Wind Energizer is a donut-shaped structure, customized for each wind turbine depending on its siting, that diverts more wind into them, thus increasing output.

“We’re shaping the flow so that the highest velocities hit the blades. By increasing velocity at exactly the right point we’ve been able to make serious advances in the cost-effectiveness of renewable energy,” Dr. Farb explained.