Okay, why didn’t I think of that uh? Well okay, I’m no engineer, but you have to admit it’s a pretty clever idea. Essentially, based on the fact that traditional wind turbines only use a fragment of the potential energy that the wind carries (the video says 50% but I’m sure I’ve read that 35% was the best you could get from off-shore turbines which use larger blades) by dissipating the wind, the jet engine technology concentrates the wind in two combined flows to increase the amount of energy produced. This means their efficiency, compared to traditional turbines is increased three to four-fold.
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