VETA is an experimental renewable energy technology that captures wind energy between buildings in urban areas. The Venturi-Effect is a phenomenon observed in fluid dynamics in which fluids, such as wind, experience an increase in velocity when flowing through constricted spaces. This effect has been observed in major cities across the world as predominant winds are forced through a dense network of high-rise buildings. By strategically placing an array of wind turbines where a dense urban fabric gives way to open landscape, cities can generate a substantial supply of clean, renewable energy that could be fed directly into the city grid, or be tied into a separate municipal system to power public utilities and amenities such as public transit systems, street lights, or public facilities. Credits: Kevin Frank, Alexi Karavokiris, Bryan Finnegan, Hannah Ambrose, Colin Davis, Michael Cagle

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