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High-efficiency Drive Train embraces Wind-power Follies - Design World Network

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High-efficiency Drive Train embraces Wind-power Follies
Design World Network
... is based upon a permanent magnet generator (PMG) and a special power converter. Even when the wind speed varies over a wide range, the turbine generates ...

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Private wind turbine to be demolished - Winona Post

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Private wind turbine to be demolished
Winona Post
“When I look outside I want to be here, when I look up at the stars at night I want to be here, when I hear the wind generator whisper, I want to be here. ...

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Throw caution in the Wind? - Chadron Record

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Throw caution in the Wind?
Chadron Record
A turnkey price for a 20KW wind generator is somewhere between $80000 and ...

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Tour of wind farm among industry's PR efforts - Morning Sentinel

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Tour of wind farm among industry's PR efforts
Morning Sentinel
James Bartick and Kari Goraj of Orland have a small wind generator and solar panels at their home, which is not connected to the power grid. ...

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CSI Wind Energy Program holds open house - KMVT

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CSI Wind Energy Program holds open house
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In addition the environmental tech program, which sometimes blends with the wind energy program, recently erected a small residential wind generator on the ...

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May 15 tour to visit renewable energy showcase and peace museum - Wilmington News Journal, OH

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May 15 tour to visit renewable energy showcase and peace museum
Wilmington News Journal, OH
In 2004, Ralph Dull erected his first wind generator. Today, he is considered a pioneer of renewable energy, with six wind turbines on his farm, ...

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Hydrogen provides a way to store excess wind power

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Robert McGillivray/ Director, Renewable Energy/ Hydrogenics Corp./ Mississauga, Ontario, Canada/ hydrogenics.com

Editors note:

One problem with wind power is that when the wind blows strong, the power it generates is either used or lost. In Europe, the utility rules are such that on windy nights when demand is low, wind generated power is almost given away.
A recent article in Windpower Engineering (
Solving the use it or lose it wind-energy  problem, Feb 2010) reported on several devices and ideas for storing wind generated power. Hydrogen storage ideas, however, were not among them. To address the omission, Robert McGillivary offers ideas

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Braking ideas for wind turbines

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David Brooksbank/Altra Industrial Motion. South Beloit, Ill./altramotion.com

Brakes for wind turbines call for higher cycles rates, higher loads, greater reliability and often in more compact packages than those on conventional factory equipment.

Rotor brakes from Twiflex, Ltd., come assembled, provide high levels of reliability, easy electronic monitoring and maintenance, and are available with organic or metallic linings. Models are offered in a range of braking forces from 100 N to 1 MN. Rotor-brake models include the GMR (15 to 35 kN), the VCS (20 to 60 kN), and

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Offshore O&M: Prevention is better than cure

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WindEnergyUpdate speaks to Dr. Axel Birk, Senior Vice President Global Service, REpower Systems AG about preventative maintenance strategies for offshore wind parks.

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NREL & Samsung Obtain Decades of Wind Power Data in Two Months of Testing

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In a coupling of giants recently, the 2.5-megawatt dynamometer at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory blasted 12.6 million inch pounds of torque at Samsung's 185,000-pound wind turbine drive train.

The King Kong of wind turbines battled the Godzilla of dynamometers to a draw.

It was the greatest amount of power ever measured at NREL's dynamometer lab, and the largest full-scale dynamometer test of a wind turbine drive train ever done in the United States.

Samsung officials wanted to learn how well their

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