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Palm Trees Inspire UVA Team’s Revolutionary Design for Offshore Wind Turbines

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In 15 years, a forest of giant wind turbines - able to protect themselves in severe weather by folding in their rotor blades like palm trees in a hurricane ­- could be planted off the coast of Virginia, delivering enough energy to power as many as 500,000 homes, thanks to research that has earned a $3.56 million federal grant for the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science.

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Palm Trees Inspire UVA Team's Revolutionary Design for Offshore Wind Turbines

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