How to make full use of wind energy in a compact city

Wind can be used as a renewable energy source that is clean, uncontaminated, and inexhaustible. Such characteristics have helped wind energy technologies to a key contributor to sustainable development in society, which is needed given the ever-increasing sizes and populations of our cities. These urban settings can certainly benefit from the implementation of wind energy strategies and has attracted notable attention in recent years. For her Ph.D. research, Yu-Hsuan Juan investigated how to enhance urban wind energy potential in a compact city environment. Her research reveals that proper design of high-rise buildings could give rise to exciting new possibilities in relation to urban wind energy.

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