Wind Energy in the Big City

A building owner in New York City (NYC) wanted to generate electricity on-site from renewable energy. If solar power was impossible because the adjacent buildings blocked the sun to the roof-top, could wind turbines work at that spot in NYC? Learn the basics about wind energy and analyzing wind power potential for unique urban situations. See how industry tools, such as a wind rose and CFD modeling (Computational Fluid Dynamics), were combined with 3D CAD and bio-inspired technology to help assess a best-case scenario. The available Educator Resource for this case study provides wind energy basics and a guide to the video.


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