Professor Yuji Ohya and team from Kyushu University have created the “wind lens.” It is a contoured circular structure affixed around turbine blades that draws more air into the turbine.
Current wind farms are already more cost effective than coal plants. The new improvement will make wind power less expensive than nuclear power and devoid of radiation hazard.
A standing ovation, Japanese scientists, for your ingenious innovation. May more refined clean technologies such as this soon become widely available and contribute to a long-lasting and calm planet.
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