Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


USGS National Wind Turbine Map and Database

USGS Releases First-Ever National Wind Turbine Map & Database > USGS Energy Resources Program.

windfarmmap

This is just a screen shot, click link above to visit interactive map.



Plus, they have to be resistant to radioactivity

Floating windmills offshore Japan.

The biggest challenge in erecting floating turbines offshore is ensuring the buoyancy mechanisms are stable, and getting fixed lines to the sea floor which can be extended to depths of 200 meters (656 feet).

via Floating Windmills in Japan Help Wind Down Nuclear Power: Energy – Bloomberg.



Airborne wind turbine

A giant kite that captures wind energy. Well, more like a tube-shaped blimp, as it’s helium-filled, although it is tied to the ground.

From a recent press release from Altaeros Energies:

http://www.altaerosenergies.com/AltaerosPressRelease032712.pdf

The AWT uses a helium-filled, inflatable shell to ascend to higher altitudes where winds are more consistent and over five times stronger than those reached by traditional tower-mounted turbines. Strong tethers hold the AWT steady and send electricity down to the ground.



Wind energy in the EU
February 6, 2012, 17:26
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Wind energy: over 21% of all new power capacity in 2011 | EU Reporter.




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