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With the help of aerodynamic modeling, we can exploit the wind energy at a particular location to generate electricity. Currently, experiments are conducted so as to develop more efficient longer and lighter blades of carbon and fiber instead of glass and steel. Since glass and steel are more prone to develop cracks and require higher maintenance compared to fiber and carbon; hence it would be very beneficial to introduce blades of fiber which would reduce the maintenance cost and thereby increase the efficiency. Aerodynamic experts are also working with smaller turbines so as to improve their efficiency. In any developing Country, the concept of wind turbines is very useful as it helps in generation of electricity at a reduced cost in an eco-friendly way.
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