Professor John Dabiri's Field Laboratory for Optimized Wind Energy (FLOWE) was established with the support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to demonstrate innovative approaches to wind energy that have the potential to concurrently reduce the cost, size, and environmental impacts of wind farms. Activities at FLOWE include meteorological, power, and radar measurements of up to 24 portable, vertical-axis wind turbines in dozens of configurations, including the Stanford ‘S’ shown in this aerial footage. Ongoing research is supported by funding from the Office of Naval Research, the National Science Foundation, the Precourt Institute for Energy, and the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy.
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- Field Laboratory for Optimized Wind Energy (FLOWE) at Stanford University