So Much For Wind Turbine Sound

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So Much For Wind Turbine Sound

One of the biggest knocks against wind turbines is they make too much noise. Another knock, mostly from environmentalists, is that turbines exterminate birds that fly into their path.

But VQ Wind, a Santa Clara, Calif.-based company working with Private Garden, has found a possible solution. It is offering a turbine called the VQ WindJet that’s designed for industrial, agricultural, commercial, municipal and residential use. Only one or two VQ WindJets are being used in the United States right now–the turbine is actually a product that originated in South Korea–but the company, VQ Wind, is at the OFA trade show to introduce the product to greenhouse growers.

The wind turbine achieves virtually no sound, Vice President of Business Development Malcolm Davies says, because it rotates at less than 10 percent of the speed most turbines turn.

Learn more about the VQ WindJet at VQWind.com. Learn more about Private Garden at Private-Garden.com.

Kevin Yanik is the former managing editor of Greenhouse Grower.
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