Building it Better: Seismic Testing of Wind Turbines for Renewable Energy

10/27/2010; 23 minutes

See how UC San Diego helps advance and secure a green-energy future and go behind the scenes of yet another first-of-it's-kind structural test at UC San Diego's Englekirk Structural Engineering Research Center - the only facility in the world where actual full-scale towers can be tested. Using these unique test capacities wind turbine towers were subjected to dramatic seismic forces – producing encouraging data about reliability and structural safety for the future of wind energy.

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