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Introduction: Powerful architecture

Integration of one or more wind turbines into or onto a building or structure must overcome some fundamental issues to help ensure the success of the development:

It is necessary to ensure that adequate wind resources are available. This may mean deliberately elevating the turbine to access better quality winds and/or accelerating winds using the building form (as the wind speeds in urban areas are generally lower than in adjacent rural locations due to the resistance caused by the presence of buildings and infrastructure).