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Making wind farms more efficient

With energy demands rising, researchers at Penn State Behrend and the University of Tabriz, Iran, have completed an algorithm — or approach — to design more efficient wind farms, helping to generate more revenue for builders and more renewable energy for their customers.


This is a wind turbine at the Penn State Sustainability Institute, University Park.

Credit: Patrick Mansell / Penn State Creative Commons Attribution NoDervis (CC-ND)



“Wind energy is on the rise, and not just in the US,” said Mohammad Rasouli, assistant professor of electrical engineering at Penn State Erie, the Behrend College.

“The efficiency of solar panels is less than 25 percent, and is still a subject of current research. Wind turbines, on the other hand, are much more efficient and convert over 45 percent of the wind energy to electricity.”


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