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article imageWorld's First Building-Integrated Wind Turbines

By Chris V. Thangham     Mar 26, 2007 in Environment
Bahrain World Trade Center uses Wind Turbines to generate electricity for its buildings.
The Bahrain World Trade Center, a twin skyscraper complex, has had three wind turbine blades successfully installed.
Wind Turbines, used to harness energy from winds, are usually installed as separate entities. But this time, Bahrain World Trade Center as shown in the pictures have installed wind turbines in their buildings. It is the first time that any commercial building have integrated large scale wind turbines in the building. Three large Turbines, which measures 29 meters in diameter (95.14 feet) are placed between the building's two connected towers. They are positioned uniquely between these two buildings to funnel all the winds into its path and also to harness power from the high Gulf Sea breezes. The civil engineer claim this way they are able to generate high power efficiency. Once fully operational, these turbines will be able to supply 11 to 15% of the energy needs of the buildings. In total they will be able to provide up to 1300 MegaWatt hours per year, enough to provide electricity for 300 homes for over a year.
It is wonderful Bahrain is using renewable energy source to power their buildings. Other building constructions should also try to use wind turbines and solar energy to generate electricity to help minimize electricity from other energy sources.
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