Wind Turbines and Tunnel Fans

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Date: 
2010
Volume: 
22
Number: 
7
Tip Category: 
Alternative energy
Electrical

Have you ever thought of placing wind turbines behind your tunnel fans to generate your own power? Many poultry producers have. Tunnel fans can operate thousands of hours each year generating wind speeds of 10 to 15 mph. So why can’t we use this wind to generate power to operate our fans, feeders or lights? The fact is that you can...the problem is that it is not very economically feasible.