Turbulent wake interactions reduce the performance of horizontal turbines in wind farms
Today they are placed as far apart as possible which causes alleys with significant energy loss.
Many wind farms consist of outdated first generation technology, yet it is not economically feasible to dismantle and replace.
Arrays of smaller vertical axis wind turbines placed interstitially between horizontal turbines
Augmenting big horizontal wind farms with vertical axis microgrids provides many benefits including:
- Extends the life of first generation wind farms with no disruption
- Dramatically improves the power density within existing wind farms
- Extracts more power from the wind in new horizontal wind farms