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Wind Turbines Produce 'Green' Energy — and Airflow Mysteries
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These model windmills are installed in the tunnel to replicate the arrangement of multiple turbines at a typical wind farm.
Photo by Will Kirk

This "active grid" creates turbulence so that the currents within the wind tunnel more closely resemble real-life wind conditions.
Photo by Will Kirk

The wind turbine research is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation's Energy for Sustainability Program.
Photo by Will Kirk

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