Are vertical-axis wind turbines really the future?

New research suggests VAWTs could surpass current offshore giants. Eize de Vries talks to an aerodynamics expert who disagrees

by Eize de Vries
Computer graphic of a wind farm array with VAWTs, although the research was based on a single pair of turbines (pic: Oxford Brookes University)
Computer graphic of a wind farm array with VAWTs, although the research was based on a single pair of turbines (pic: Oxford Brookes University)

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