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    Thursday, July 02, 2015

    CITY WIND RISING

    Urban turbines mine wind power; Engineers are creating more efficient rooftop wind turbines, but their cost is a problem

    Chelsey B. Coombs, Jjne 29, 2015 (ScienceLine)

    “The skyline is changing in the outer boroughs of New York City, especially in Brooklyn and Queens, where an influx of young, rich people has led to an influx of tall, luxury office buildings and residential towers…[O]n some of those buildings, whether they are residential, such as Long Island City’s Pearson Court Square and Downtown Brooklyn’s 388 Bridge St., or commercial, such as the Whole Foods in Gowanus, wind turbines stand tall, a testament to both engineering ingenuity and the public’s increasing green conscience…Space limitations and economies of scale are the key problems for rooftop turbines…This means the standardized design of a utility-scale turbine just doesn’t work on a rooftop. Instead, engineers have turned to alternate designs…” click here for more

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