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New Wind Turbine

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Turbine on Whittemore Hall

A new wind turbine now sits atop Whittemore Hall, installed by the Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES) to support research in sustainable buildings.

The turbine is a vertical axis turbine, which has advantages in small places. The turbine is effective in winds as low as five miles per hour and can tolerate winds exceeding 100 miles per hour. The design is quiet and friendly to birds, who see it as a solid object and avoid it when it is moving.