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Wind Turbines Coming to a City Near You

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Re: Where are the turbines in the picture?
shehan   4/29/2013 12:57:14 PM
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@William -  good suggestion usually the level we are do not have much wind at times, but as you elevate the wind keeps blowing. I think this is a good idea to keep the turbines spinning.

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Re: Where are the turbines in the picture?
shehan   4/29/2013 12:55:19 PM
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@Debera – yes wind turbines could only be used where there is wind, but my opinion is we should use multiple methods to generate renewable energy. There might be an instance where we don't have wind but have ample sun light; we could use solar panels to make use of the sunlight we waste. 

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shehan   4/29/2013 12:53:12 PM
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@William – yes as you said wind is a free resource (for now) we need to make the maximum use of the natural resources we have. It's only the initial setup cost and may be a small service cost once in 6 months. 

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shehan   4/29/2013 12:50:02 PM
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@Rob – yes you have a point, some don't get wind for most of the days, and this is when we should use a combination of solar panels and wind turbines to balance off. Do you think this will solve the problem?

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shehan   4/29/2013 12:42:08 PM
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@rainmaking  - I am not much familiar on the sizes and the power the wind turbine generates. Would you know the size of a 70kW turbine? Can we not make it small and use a step up transformer to increase the power. 

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shehan   4/29/2013 12:37:14 PM
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@pnadams – Well explained how wind turbines evolved, this is basically the same methods that was use sometime back, the only difference is now we use modern technology to make it small and harvest more energy.

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shehan   4/29/2013 12:34:57 PM
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@tekochip – Yes turbines have many moving parts, but I don't think it would make much noise other than the noise of the wind. I think that because the wind turbine generate energy not consumes it. Any engine that consumes energy will usually make sound when it burns the energy,

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shehan   4/29/2013 12:32:20 PM
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@far911 – Yes for smooth operations they will definitely have something fixed in front of the turbines, else they would have to repair or service the turbine every hour. 

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shehan   4/29/2013 12:21:10 PM
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@MyDesign – Have you heard of the net metering method, this generates solar power from the panels located on roof tops of houses and connects them to the power grid.

  

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shehan   4/29/2013 12:16:18 PM
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MyDesing – Yes as you said some areas do have much wind to generate energy, for such areas we could easily use solar panels to generate power as we have ample sun light that we waste. 

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