Wind Energy

May 28, 2011 by  
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Reno County Kansas explores wind energy during a visit to the Elk River Wind Farm near Beaumont Kansas

Wind Farm

May 26, 2011 by  
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This Wind Farm was located close to the place I was working at this past winter. Music is a track called “Dawn of Nothing” by StupidFingers. The track can be found at Newgrounds.

Wind Turbines at East Midlands Airport.wmv

May 24, 2011 by  
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New wind turbines operating at East Midlands Airport safely in the vicinity of the primary surveillance radar PSR as well as the Instrument Landing System. Pager Power helps resolve wind farm radar interference issues – www.pagerpower.co.uk

WIND POWER – RENEWABLE ENERGY

May 22, 2011 by  
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Homemade wind power

Wind Mill Fire @ Kent Hills Wind Farm

May 14, 2011 by  
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Egin, Salisbury & Riverview Fire respond to a Wind Mill on fire at the Wind Mill Farm in Parkingdale/ Caledonia Mountain at 8:48am. There was nothing the Fire dept could do but watch it burn as they have nothing that goes up that high. This is about 30 kms outside of Riverview New Brunswick. Damage will be in the millions of dollars. Video aired on CTV , CBC & Global NEWS.

Wind Farm in My Backyard: ScienCentral Report

May 11, 2011 by  
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New York State’s Tug Hill plateau, known for its snow, is gaining fame for its wind. Maple Ridge Wind Farm, which officially opened last year, is the biggest wind energy project in the eastern United States.

Interview at Fenner Wind Farm in NY

May 9, 2011 by  
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Scott Griffin a local resident who lives in Fenner, talks about why he is supportive of the Fenner Wind Farm.

Industrial Wind Turbine Shadow Flicker in Wisconsin 2008

May 6, 2011 by  
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In Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, in spite of what wind developers and wind lobbyists say, the 1000 foot setback is not a sufficient distance between homes and wind turbines that are 40 stories tall. There are indeed problems with noise and shadow flicker at this distance. Ask people in the town of Byron in Fond du Lac what they think of the 1000 foot setback.

REGENEDYNE Wind Turbine

May 2, 2011 by  
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www.Regenedyne.com Demo CGI for proposed 2GW Magnetic Leviatated wind Turbine. *Efficient Frictionless Power Generation with less maintenance, compared to HAWT. No oil change or replacement of the bearings, gears. Since, MAGLEV does NOT require such. ** Current bearing technology has forced wind turbine designers into horizontal spindle three bladed wind turbines. In this design the huge blades are connected to a spindle in the center. The bearings that support the spindle and control the pitch of the blades (which can be hundreds of feet long) see huge pitch-moment loading, some of which is manifest as torque energy that is focused through the center spindle. The target speed for the spindle is 18 or 20 rpm and the bearings holding the spindle are mounted in a huge casting which also contains a large gearbox stepping the speed up to 1800 to 2000 RPMs which allows for the proper surface speed relationship between the coils and magnets. It is necessary to invert or condition the current, which is expensive. This gearbox is full of many large bearings, gears and castings; for a 2 MW turbine the gearbox can easily weigh 30 tons. This gearbox needs to be mounted on the top of a pole more than 150 feet in the air and be able to support the turbine blades under full-force wind conditions. ***MAGLEV Power Generation, the pitch moment ratio is closer to 1-to-1 then the 100-to-1 as with a horizontal spindle design.

Wind Turbine Shadow Flicker and Noise, Byron Wisconsin

April 29, 2011 by  
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When industrial wind turbines which are 40 stories tall are sited too close to people’s home there is trouble with noise and shadow flicker. Wind developers deny these problems exist and in the state of Wisconsin want to put them 1000 feet from houses. That’s 350 steps. This video shows what happens when wind turbines are irresponsibly sited. The nation is slowly waking up to the downside of wind energy. Developers lie to residents about the impacts these machines will have on the landowners and neighbor’s lives. They take advantage of those of us who want to do the right thing for our environment by telling us there will be no problem with noise, no problem with shadows, and no problem with putting turbines in bird migration flyways. The truth will out, eventually. For the residents in the town of Byron, Fond du Lac county, the truth is what they live with every single day. There is a place for wind energy. It’s just not beside a person’s home.

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