Wind Turbine Visibility and Visual Impact Threshold Distances Robert Sullivan | Visual Resource Analysis, Argonne National Laboratory' Field observation of wind facilities in western landscapes revealed that the facilities were visible at distances of 36 mi (58 km) in both daytime and nighttime views, and were found a major focus of visual attention at distances of … Continue reading Wind Turbine Visibility and Visual Impact Threshold Distances
Swept Area and Rated Power The power output of a wind turbine is directly related to the area swept by the blades. The larger the diameter of its blades, the more power it is capable of extracting from the wind. Rotor Diameter – This number is listed on most wind turbine spec sheets. It is simply … Continue reading Calculate the Sweep Area of Turbine Blades.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY The down side to wind power. Wind farms will cause more environmental impact than previously thought. October 4, 2018 | Leah Burrows | The Harvard Gazette When it comes to energy production, there’s no such thing as a free lunch, unfortunately. As the world begins its large-scale transition toward low-carbon energy sources, it … Continue reading Large-scale wind power has its down side – Harvard Gazette
What Is The Cost Of Getting To A 100% "Renewable" Electric Grid? August 07, 2018 | Francis Menton | Manhattan Contrarian If you are a politician in a blue area, the big thing these days is to make the pledge that you will put your state or city on the fast track to getting 100% … Continue reading What Is The Cost Of Getting To A 100% “Renewable” Electric Grid?
This was in 2014, how many more millions of trees and habitats have been destroyed since? 5 million Scottish trees felled for wind farms 02 January 2014 | ILONA AMOS | The Scotsman ONLY a fraction of Scottish forests felled to make way for wind farms have been replanted, figures show, sparking calls for a … Continue reading 5 million Scottish trees felled for wind farms – The Scotsman
In a paper last June in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the scientists — including Ken Caldeira of the Carnegie Institution, Dan Kammen of the University of California, Berkeley, former EPA Science Advisory Board chairman Granger Morgan and Jane Long of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory — concluded that Jacobson’s all-renewable scheme used … Continue reading All-renewable energy is a prescription for disaster
Monumental, Unsustainable Environmental Impacts Jul 01, 2017 | Paul Driessen | townhall.com . . . Renewable energy proponents pay little or no attention to the land and raw material requirements, and associated environmental impacts, of wind, solar and biofuel programs on scales required to meet mankind’s current and growing energy needs, especially as poor … Continue reading Monumental, Unsustainable Environmental Impacts
Windmills changing the NH Landscape Jan 21, 2014 | Dave Martinez | Radio, Show Archives Larry Goodman of NH Wind Watch is not a fan of windmills being built in NH. Tune in to find out why he and his organization strongly oppose the push by out of state forces to build windmills here that … Continue reading Windmills changing the NH Landscape – Girard At Large