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April 18, 2008

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Bob Wallace

Cyril -

Any good sources for supergrid issues?

Some sort of well thought out paper on the subject....

Bob Wallace

From an AP post on the expected growth of US wind generation.

Can this be anywhere close to correct?

"Half a cent"?

"The report indicates that we can do this nationally for less than half a cent per kilowatt hour if we have the vision," said Andrew Karsner, the Energy Department's assistant secretary for efficiency and renewable energy."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080513/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/wind_energy_5

(Yes, I know it's thread hijacking, but there's no way to start a new thread on this site.)

Kit P

Here is the link to the NREL report:

http://www1.eere.energy.gov/windandhydro/pdfs/41869.pdf

Nothing new in the report. Same old, same old agenda driven stuff. Very weak on how to actually overcoming the barriers that could make wind go from 0.8% of generation to 20%.

Wait for it!!!!

Pearce W. Hammond

We need to look at all alternative energy sources (wind, solar, geothermal, tide, etc.) and develop them. We also need to have a "Manhattan" type project where we gather scientists from around the world to work on developing new sources of energy. We should remember the phrase that "whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, he can achieve." There is some form of energy out there that we can't even imagine now but once uncovered it could transform the world and the human race.

Pearce W. Hammond

We need to look at all alternative energy sources (wind, solar, geothermal, tide, etc.) and develop them. We also need to have a "Manhattan" type project where we gather scientists from around the world to work on developing new sources of energy. We should remember the phrase that "whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, he can achieve." There is some form of energy out there that we can't even imagine now but once uncovered it could transform the world and the human race.

sbs55

Pickin's is probably not bluffing with his money or his "cajones", and those who call his bluff will probably not be the auto manufacturers or the politicians owned by the oil companies. Too bad he is 80+ years old and may not have time to get the special interests out of the way. How many $$$$ did Shell, ExxonMobil, Bp, etc make this last quarter? I hope Boone can make them and their shareholders puke.

Bill Edwards

Pickens and Obama are virtually creating a global wind energy business sector overnight. The domains (Internet addresses) www.InTheWindEnergy.com, www.BackyardWindTurbine.com and www.InvestingInWindPower.com are available for purchase at those addresses.

Leon


To tro April 18 -08 12;11 pm

A tax deduction for having less children ,
sounds nice, but it will never happen,
1st, the people that are having all the child are on welfar, or are illegal aliens, its the white europene that's not replacing himself, look at what we have to vote for,ware did they dig them up, it;s a total loss,they will never put this country frist

Ben Leazer

Would like assist in financing wind or solar
power.

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Wind Turbines are a great way to reduce your energy bill. They are pretty affordable, something you can do on your own, and it's eco-friendly : )

Tissa G

Hey nice site, my mission is to convert all to wind power.... Save the Planet!

Tissa G

Nice post! Im try to convert the world to windpower - Save the world, check: http://windpowerdiy.blogspot.com/

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this is such a great thing. i want to see it more.

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Since wind power is unpredictable and unreliable, perhaps a small solution would be to use wind turbines to do more direct labor, such as to pump water up into water towers, thus reducing the amount of electicity needed for pumping. Then you could extract a small amount of constant electricity with a small water turbine when the water exits the water tower.

gerry thompson

Wind Turbines produce FREE power!

It is environmentally safe to use.

Basically, wind turbines are machines that rotate whenever the force of the wind blows by it. It transforms kinetic energy into mechanical energy. The latter is then converted into electricity. The power generated is dependent of the actual wind power. The stronger the wind, the more power is produced. The wind is a very good source of power as it is available all the time. It replenishes very quickly.

Most of the time, wind turbines have 3 blades placed on the top most portion of a tower. They are designed to be placed on top so as to get maximum wind power.

With the skyrocketing cost of electricity, it is but practical to utilize the power of the wind in the form of wind turbines. Producing your own electrical power at home is very convenient and environmentally safe. Just imagine the amount of money you can save if you have your own wind turbine.

don bartell

great resource..check this site also..


http://www.windpowercost.org/

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Samanta SHilly

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We're in the very early stages of learning how best to pull usable energy from these sources, but it might not be too early to begin thinking about a unifying grid............

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Here on the North CoastDell PC764 Battery the proposed wind farm has been downsized as Dell Precision M65 Battery our grid connection to the outside world is too small to ship out the power that could have been generated with Dell RN873 Battery the larger farm running full blast.

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Well... round about every blog posts online don't have much originality as I found on yours.. Just keep updating much useful information so that reader like me would come back over and over again.

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You are great! But I still did good! Hey!

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It wouldn't take much to install a secondary basin below the dam of our local hydro source. And I don't image any NIMBY resistance as this land is already set aside 'in the event the dam should burst'.

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"A 4,000 MWs wind farm runs 20% of the time (US onshore average)"

But is that the average for this specific site in Texas? Probably not. You can't base your math on the average for all of the United States. How do you know the wind doesn't blow 60% or 70% of the time at this site?

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I just read the other article about Pickens and this deal, seems to be going through.

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Well, I would like to hope he was doing this to be a good person but at least Pickens is honest about being in it for the money!

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You're right on Pickens thinking big, and the govt should be doing that as well- not for profit but for the betterment of the world we live in.

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I love driving by the wind farms! They are so magnificent with the large white windmills.

Sofa Glendale

Wind Farms are a green energy but are they more efficient?

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This is nice preview of information. When it comes to this topic, things might changed slightly. Thank you.

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Boone Pickens- best name ever! ;)

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