Dr. Ken Visser Ph.D. from the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering of Clarkson University evaluated the performance of two WindTamer rotor configurations. The tests were completed at the Clarkson Wind Turbine Test Site and areas around Geneseo, New York.
His report demonstrated that:
- WindTamer turbines have a theoretical efficiency (or power coefficient) of over twice that of small turbines on the market today.
- WindTamer turbines produce little noise.
- WindTamer turbines experience less wear and fatigue on the blades.
The report includes the theoretical performance at various wind speeds, as well as the power output for different size units.