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Google & Siemens Show What's Possible in Green Energy
1/10/2013

The IntegralBlade design has no glue joints in the turbine blade. The commercial version of this rotor will have a diameter of around 154m and a total sweep area of 18,600 square meters. (Source: Siemens)
The IntegralBlade design has no glue joints in the turbine blade. The commercial version of this rotor will have a diameter of around 154m and a total sweep area of 18,600 square meters.
(Source: Siemens)

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tdesmit
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Re: Deceptively Complicated
tdesmit   1/14/2013 12:30:29 PM
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TJ,

The story mentions that the latest units from Siemens do not have a gearbox:

" The turbines are completely gearless, "

So, seems like they have figured out a way to eliminate that weak-point.

Tom D.

TJ McDermott
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Re: Deceptively Complicated
TJ McDermott   1/14/2013 12:53:25 PM
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tdesmit - I missed that, thank you.  Cabe, my apologies.

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Re: Deceptively Complicated
Cabe Atwell   1/14/2013 5:03:18 PM
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As wind generated power increases its prevalence, we will see some diminishing returns. It is only so long that subsidies can pick up the slack before leaving a huge gap in the money stream.

Do taxpayers pay those subsides? Yes.

We end up paying more than reported for that green generated power. Keep that in mind.

C

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Re: Nice to see the support
Ann R. Thryft   1/23/2013 1:28:01 PM
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Storage of non-heat alternative energy is definitely a problem. However, mixing technologies can also be done to "load balance" uneven energy input.

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