A Carrollton company is turning to researchers at the University of North Texas to examine its newest wind turbine, which it hopes can solve a difficult problem -- harvesting power when wind speeds are low.
If UNT researchers validate BE-Wind's design, it could overcome a barrier preventing wind turbines from being widely accepted by individual homeowners and within urban areas with dense populations.
At the UNT Zero Energy Lab -- a specialized facility where students study upcoming sustainable and renewable energy technologies with the goal of producing enough electricity to power the building with a net-zero consumption of energy in a real, residential setting -- the researchers will monitor the wind turbine's noise level, power production in comparison to rated energy output, lifespan and overall quality and durability.
Read more about the wind turbine research.
View the NBC 5 news video on the project
Category: In the News, Mechanical and Energy Engineering