Amano, Al Hamad and Shaker talk wind energy with Spectrum News

three men in wind tunnel lab

Ryo Amano, professor, mechanical engineering, and his lab members, Saif Al Hamad and Omar Shaker, recently showed a reporter how they use the wind tunnel at the USR building to conduct research into wind energy efficiency.

Wind energy is one of the cleanest energies, making it a key part of U.S. efforts to reduce carbon emissions, said Amano, director of the UWM Industrial Assessment Center, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

The wind tunnel, built in 2009, is the largest one in Wisconsin, allowing researchers to investigate ways to harness as much power as possible from wind turbines. Watch