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Smart Wind Turbines

A New Kind of Rotor

Everything seems to be getting smarter these days. First were the cellphones, then came smart cars, wristwatches, and houses. The next tech getting a brainy update will be, quite unusually, wind turbines.Yes, those giant, looming turbines you see as you drive past empty fields will soon be smarter than you . . . almost. The turbines themselves won’t change much, as their infrastructure will remain. The only difference will be in production levels. With wind and solar power leading our nation away from dependence on oil to power the nation’s energy grid, it only makes sense that we should increase… read more