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The Front Cover

The designers of tall buildings are showing an increasing interest in reducing the environmental impact of the construction and operation of their buildings. One such example is the Discovery Tower, which is currently under construction in Houston, Texas. The photograph on the cover shows the 1:300 scale model installed in an atmospheric boundary layer wind.

Publisher's Note


Building Wind Turbine Generators on Rock?
By William Gates, Principal Geological Engineer, Kleinfelder, Inc., USA

Harvesting Wind Power from Tall Buildings
By Brad C. Cochran, Sr Associate and Rick R. Damiani, Sr Engineer, CPP Wind Engineering, USA

The Met Mast Lives On
By Tirso Vazquez, CEO, and Peter Andreas Møller, Export Manager, Kintech Engineering, Spain

Doubly Fed Induction Generator Technology
By Holger Gehl, Product Line Manager, Woodward SEG, Germany


Windpower 2009

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Eolica Expo
Force Technology
High Voltage
Lidar Wind Technologies
LTi REEnergy
Natural Power
NRG Systems
OWEC Tower
Second Wind
Shermco Industries
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