I'm Just Sittin' Here Watchin' the Wheels Go Round and Round July 13, 2014 3:51 PMSubscribe
Watching Wind Turbines in the Snow turns out to be a clever solution to the practical reality that wind farms are simply too large to study in a wind tunnel. This holds promise for improving the efficiency of wind farms, which are steeply on the rise in the U.S. in recent years. Curiously, the rise in wind power is being facilitated by more flexible gas power plants that can pick up the slack on a moment's notice, helping to make up for one of wind power's biggest problems: It's lack of consistency. Se also: 10 Short Reasons to be Excited about Wind Power Part of what creates wind is uneven heating of the earth's surface by the sun. In some sense, it is a form of secondary solar power.