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Technological advances have allowed wind turbine blades to become lighter and smaller, yet more efficient. Similarly, the rotor speeds have been slowed down to decrease noise, and vibration isolators have been introduced. Self-protecting technologies that help the wind turbine to protect itself in case of high wind speeds, along with active pitch controls to capture energy at these high speeds, have been introduced. In addition, some small wind turbines feature wireless connectivity, allowing owners to control the turbine dynamics from a distant location. New wind turbines can be used on and off the grid, depending on the owner’s needs. Such technological advances have made these wind turbines more reliable as an energy source, and thus have driven the market for small wind turbines.
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