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Wind Energy

Wind Turbines in the Ocean
In 2015, the United States, wind power accounts for about 4 percent of overall electricity production (181.79 terawatt-hours) but supplies significant amounts of power in various states and regions. In May 2015, the Pacific Northwest’s Bonneville Power Administration generated more than 40 percent of its electricity for its 13 million residents from wind energy alone. In Texas, record wind output in March met about 40 percent of the demand for most of the state’s electric grid. In 2015, Wind Power in the United States is generating nearly 75,000 megawatts (MW). Nameplate Capacity is the intended full-load sustained output of a facility such as a power plant.

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Info-Graph above provided by Land Art Generator

World Wind Energy Association

World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens in English Channel. 100 turbines covering an area of 13.5 square miles, producing 300 megawatts, which is equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of more than 200,000 British households.

Denmark’s array of onshore and offshore wind farms met 116 percent of its national electricity demand on July 9, 2015, according to the energy tracking website energynet.dk. The next morning, after demand had peaked, the figure rose to 140 percent. Germany, Norway, and Sweden took the power surplus off Denmark’s hands, storing excess electricity in hydropower systems for later use. It’s a new record for Denmark, where wind farms met 39 percent of the country’s electricity needs in 2014, putting the nation of 5 million in the company of Scotland, Germany, and other countries that are producing more than a quarter of their power from renewable sources.

Wind Energy was producing energy for 6 million homes at the end of 2008, Now it's up to 13 million as of 2012, providing about 3 percent of Americas energy needs.


Average Wind Speeds by City in the U.S.



Wind Energy Resources

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Trinity Portable Wind Turbine
Wind Lens  
Dyson
Wind Turbine Info-Graph (Motion Gif)
Windtronics
Sauer Energy
Gold Wind Global
Magnetic Coupling (wiki)
Electromagnetic Clutch (wiki)
Wind Turbine (wiki)
Floating Wind Turbine (wiki)
Savonius Vertical Axis Wind Turbine
Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (wiki)
Vertical-axis wind turbine eggbeater pairs arrangement varying heights.
Vortex Bladeless Wind Turbines
Vortex Bladeless
Urban Green Energy
Wind Spire Energy
Helix Wind
Solar Mill
Crookes Radiometer (wiki)
Wind Turbine for Home
Roscoe Wind Farm (wiki)
Wind Power Research Analysis
Hybrid Hydro Wind System Micro Wind Turbine
El Hierro
Floating Wind Turbine
Air Born Wind Turbine
Floating Wind & Current Hybrid Power
Wind Spires
Wind Energy
Altestore
Wind Power
First Wind
Vibro Wind Panels jetsongreen.com
Dual-Rotor Wind Turbine
Coaxial Rotors
Sheer Wind
Down Draft Tower
Small Wind Certification
Batteries

Airborne Wind Turbine (wiki)
Airborne Wind Energy Association
Airborne Wind Energy System

Wind Turbine has a 1.7-megawatt General Electric turbine, which rises 432 feet above the ground from the tip of a blade.
Takes 43 truckloads to pour close to 400 cubic yards of concrete. The concrete base is 9 feet deep and nearly 60 feet across.
When wind speeds are more than 45 mph, the blades will lock for safety.



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