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Gadget that was being mounted on windmills

  1. Oct 12, 2003 #1
    Hey there

    Some months ago I read about a little gadget that was being mounted on windmills, a laserdevice, that could meassure windspeeds a couple of hundreds of meter in front of the mill, and adjust the angle of the blades accordingly. Do any of you people know anything about such a device ( the laserthingy ), please supply links to suppliers and/or producers... Thank you in advance.

    Best regards

    Thomas Hansen
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 6, 2013
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 12, 2003 #2
    It would be great for detecting windshear ahead of airplanes. A similar laser is used for correcting "seeing" (twinkling stars) through air for feedback to terrestrial flexible telescopes.
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