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The Advantages of Residential Wind Power & Wind Turbines – What are YOU Missing Out on?

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Residential Wind Power is an excellent means of generating electricity. Currently solar power and wind power are becoming extremely popular all over the world due to the costs of installation being so low and how effective home made energy is.

Residential Wind Power is capable of providing results that will have your full satisfaction and it offers the possibility to easily save up to 75% off your electricity bill.  In some cases you are able to save 100% on your electricity bill, and sell the excess to the power company. It is possible to generate enough required energy needed with

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Norwegian Company Develops World's Largest Wind Turbine

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As fossil fuels continue to diminish and climate change poses an ever-increasing threat, scientists around the world are searching for new and more efficient methods of generating energy. Wind energy is one of the more promising alternative energy sources and Norwegian scientists are currently in the development stages of what promises to be [...]
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5 Simple Facts You Should Know Before You Start to Build Your Own Wind Turbine for Home

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If you already have studied and gained enough knowledge on how to build a wind turbine and ready to move your gear to build your own wind turbine, then you should read this article before you start anything yet. It is for your own good and you should treat it as a pre-caution, so that you won't make any grave mistakes or waste your time and money during your project on the mid-way.

It would appear that a lot of us every day are actively searching for cheaper ways to produce electricity for our homes which can only be

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Dow Chemical, Cobblestone Unveil Net Zero Energy Home

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The Dow Chemical Company, a science and technology company, and Cobblestone Homes have introduced a new home, which they claim, is the first net-zero energy home in Michigan. Using energy efficiency technologies from Dow Chemical, the house called the ‘Vision Zero’ home is expected to save $3,507 in energy costs and avert 44,855lbs of CO2 annually.

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Smartcool Provides Energy Efficiency Technology For Colt Telecom

Monday, 24 May 2010 >> 
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Smartcool Systems has launched a $1.8m roll out of its energy efficiency technology into twenty-five Colt Telecom facilities in Western Europe.

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The first Vänern offshore wind farm inaugurated - REVE

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The first Vänern offshore wind farm inaugurated
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For instance, a totally new cost-effective technique has been developed to anchor the wind generator in the rock-foundation of the bottom of the lake. ...

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Lowell Wind Power Project Moves Forward - Vermont Public Radio

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Lowell Wind Power Project Moves Forward
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(Host) The project would be the first wind generator built in Vermont since GMP opened its smaller wind farm in Searsburg in 1997. Other projects have been ...

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Step-up transformers just for wind farms

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Pacific Crest Transformers, a manufacturer of liquid-filled distribution transformers, will be highlighting the PCT WTSU step-up transformer, specially designed for the wind farm turbine market in Booth 10037. The PCT WTSU transformer addresses the needs of the wind farm turbine. It reduces lost revenues due to down time and provides a lower total cost of ownership compared to standard off-the-shelf distribution transformers. Standard transformers experience frequent failures when used in wind farms, due to heat build-up from rapid and irregular thermo-cycling, frequent fault conditions, and build-up of gasses from arcing that occurs when inexpensive tap changers are used.

To mitigate these issues, the Model WTSU features a design that includes round coils, a cruciform, mitered core with heavy-duty clamping and a proprietary pressure plate design, as well as a premium no-load tap changer. The PCT design features circular windings which spread the radial forces evenly over their circumference and have cooling ducts throughout the coils, eliminating hot spots that lead to premature breakdown and ultimately to transformer failure. Coil-end blocking with heavy duty 3-gauge steel bracing and proprietary pressure plates contains the axial forces exerted during a fault condition. These forces can cause telescoping of the coils, shortening transformer life.

The WTSU has a cooling system that shortens the path that heat generated within the core and coils must take to reach the cooling fluid. It also features a tap changer with silver-plated contacts, for long-life and reliable operation.

“A wind farm’s down time is expensive, because it leads to lost revenue, as well the high costs of repairing or replacing damaged transformers,” says Pacific Crest Transformer VP Tom Steeber. “The step-up transformer is a key component of wind farm electricity generation and our WTSU is designed to meet the unique requirements

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Latest O&M podcast

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Wind Energy Update’s head of research Pamela Muckosy interviews Peter Asmus, lead author of the latest Wind Energy Operations and Maintenance Report, on issues facing developers and operators both today and in years to come.

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The UK faces an exhaustive list of supply chain chokepoints

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