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Reno's Wind Turbine Derby

The city of Reno, Nevada has installed nine different wind turbines around town to test out their varying designs in an effort to find out which is the most efficient turbine to consider for large-scale installation.
March 4, 2011, 5am PST | Nate Berg
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The project is also an effort to educate locals about wind turbines and the importance of wind energy.

"The research project won't definitively conclude which turbine is the most efficient, because output varies so much by location. But shoppers will be able to compare three models side by side on the grounds of the city's water-treatment plant, or the two set up in Mira Loma Park. They'll also be able to see which turbines work best in which wind conditions.

And the city plans to post the repair and maintenance costs for each model, which shouldn't be affected by location."

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Published on Monday, February 28, 2011 in The Wall Street Journal
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