"Scientific research conducted at major universities and by the US Navy has shown that tubercle technology can operate at much higher pitch, producing much more lift with surprisingly low drag. In wind turbines that all adds up to more power and more reliability," says Dewar. WEICan, located at the north-western tip of Prince Edward Island, is conducting the first comprehensive field tests of the blades on a wind turbine. "We are very pleased that Whalepower has selected WEICan to undertake this work and we very much look forward to carrying out these tests over the coming months," says technical director Paul Dockrill. Whalepower received about C$70,000 in early-stage research funding earlier this year from the Ontario Centres of Excellence and the Ontario Power Authority.
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