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Technology Review – laser sensors for wind turbines

A new fiber-optic laser system can measure wind speed and direction up to 1000 meters in front of a wind turbine, giving the massive machines enough precious seconds to proactively adapt to gusts and sudden changes in wind direction. The device, developed by Catch the Wind, a startup based in Manassas, VA, could improve the efficiency of wind turbines and keep them from breaking down.

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Wind Powered Generator. With a motor and some piping, it’s suprisingly easy to build this inexpensive, efficient windmill generator–and enjoy free energy forever. Read this article in MAKE: 05: Science, Weather, and Outdoors, Page 90. To get MAKE, subscribe or purchase single volumes. MAKE: Digital Edition subscribers—read this article now in your digital edition!

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HOW TO Build a 17-ft Wind Turbine.

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DIY 1000 watt wind turbine.

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HOW TO – Build your own wind turbine.