First vertical turbine for use in areas with turbulent wind conditions
Vertical-axis wind turbines (VAWTs) are outnumbered by their horizontal-axis counterparts. Horizontal construction delivers higher electricity yield with lower mechanical loads. However, vertical-axis turbines are more versatile and have lower maintenance costs. Tri-Power New Energy has set itself an ambitious goal: the Beijing-based company aims to build the first VAWT approved to feed the Chinese power grid for regions with turbulent wind conditions.