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    Thursday, December 04, 2014

    THE NEWEST POSSIBILITIES IN WIND

    Super-conductor turbines could slash Australian wind energy costs

    Sam Parkinson, 28 November 2014 (ReNewEconomy)

    “New super-conductor [wind] turbines developed by Australian researchers could result in a significant impovement on current turbines, and enable the development of off-shore wind turbines along Australia’s coast within 5 years…A superconductor is a material that can conduct electricity or transport electrons from one atom to another with no resistance [and less energy loss]…The new turbines, developed by a team at the Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales, will weigh 40 per cent less than current turbines just by taking away the gear box…[That] also means the removal of a lot of maintenance…Another major benefit is the cost of building the turbine will be drastically reduced [from $15 million for each turbine to roughly $3-5 million per turbine]…” click here for more

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