UMD Celebrates New Wind Turbine
Research Project Displays Unique, Energy-Efficient Technology
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UMD celebrated Earth Day with the beginning of a wind research project at their farm.
The 65–foot, 5–kilowatt wind turbine is run by internal magnet gears that have zero friction and, therefore, creates a more energy-efficient product.
“It is also modeling small farm sustainability, because we’re on the sustainable agriculture project site, so we’re taking this piece of land and we’re seeing how efficient we can be, and seeing how we can use its resources that it has,” said Alison Hoxi, an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UMD.
This unique technology is the first of its kind, and will help further research about energy efficiency.