Installing Wind Turbines in Viaducts Have Potential to Produce Electricity

Researchers in Great Britain have determined that wind turbines installed between the pillars of viaducts have the potential to produce electricity.  See the full press release here.  Their analysis was based on the Juncal Viaduct, which is located on the island of Gran Canaria.  The results of the study showed that although a variety of turbine configurations are possible, the most viable configuration would be two 0.25 MW turbines placed next to each other.

This application may be beneficial in areas where traditional wind turbine configurations are not possible due to geographical constraints or existing development.

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Conceptual drawing of two turbines installed in a viaduct.

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About Sara Aaserud


Sara works as a Renewable Energy Engineer in ANTARES’ Fayetteville, NY office. Her favorite types of projects are solar PV feasibility studies and electricity rate tariff analyses. She can be reached at saaserud@antaresgroupinc.com.

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