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Old April 6th, 2011, 02:28 PM   #1
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question regarding the use of wind turbines in buildings

seems like wind turbines were now the latest trend of any sustainable projects nowadays. can you help us determine the problems associated with it? and how can we solve these problems. thank you!
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Old April 7th, 2011, 01:28 PM   #2
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I'm not an expert, but can tell you some things I have heard or read. A wind turbine is something that is in movement, so it generates noise and vibrations, that makes the building less confortable, specially if it is a residential or hotel building. In tall buildings, the main structural problem is the wind forces that push the building, so they try to design them to let the wind pass around the building, so the power of the wind is not absorbed by the building's structure, if you put wind turbines, you're doing the opposite thing, you are absorbing the power of the wind, so you need a stronger structure.
And according to this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahrain_World_Trade_Center it seems it doesn't generates too much energy, only 11%-15%. It seems better to build ordinary buildings and let the wind turbines, solar pannels, etc. out of the cities, so everything works better, instead of building and expensive and unconfortable building to generate a little bit of energy.
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oh thanks very much for that information. i thought wind turbines really helps a lot. i'm just thinking of ways i can make my building sustainable by using different kinds of building technologies like wind turbines.

thanks again!
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Couldn't you just install the Wind generator on the premises but off the building and just embed the solar panels on the building?

You could achieve high efficiency by combining both solar and wind, that way your wind generator would not have to be massive in size, and anyway you need the solar to fill in the gap of energy when there is no wind.
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Old April 11th, 2011, 05:17 PM   #5
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@batbird

do you mean wind generator as wind turbine? or you mean any other alternatives? thanks sir!
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