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Portable wind turbine could cut industry costs and emissions

Lightweight design can be used to power infrastructure in remote locations

A renewable energy startup based at the University of Newcastle in regional New South Wales has received $400,000 from an Australian venture capital company to develop an enclosed-blade wind turbine suitable for small spaces. 

The Diffuse Energy company was founded by three research engineers at the university. They have created an alternative to traditional open-blade wind turbines, which often have an operating span of up to 160 metres.

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