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Wind Generators

Wind Generators

Nolan County has established itself as a center for wind power generation. As of July 2008, Nolan County generates more wind energy than the entire state of California, and would rank 6th in wind power generation among all nations if it were counted as its own nation.
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South Texas Nuclear Generating Station

South Texas Nuclear Generating Station

The South Texas Project was the first nuclear power plant in Texas, beginning operation in 1988. In 1996, the two South Texas units were two of the top 20 electricity-generating nuclear units worldwide.
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Beinn an Tuirc windfarm

Beinn an Tuirc windfarm

Beinn an Tuirc wind farm is a wind farm in Argyll, Scotland.

The site has 46 turbines with a total generating capacity of 30.36 MW, and is operated by Scottish Power. It was commissioned in 2001 and started operation in 2002. It cost £21 million to build. The turbines were built by Danish company Vestas, which specializes in their manufacture. It is 10 miles (16 kilometres) north...
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Prince Township Wind Farm

Prince Township Wind Farm

Prince Township Wind Farm is the third largest wind farm in Canada. It is located north of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, mostly within the township of Prince but also extending into Unorganized Algoma (Dennis and Pennefather Townships).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Township_Wind_Farm
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Windpark Holtriem

Windpark Holtriem

Constructed in 1998, Windpark Holtriem is one of the largest European windfarms, comprising thirty-three Enercon E-66 wind turbines. Holtriem is a low lying area adjacent to the North Sea in East Frisia (Lower Saxony, Germany).

One wind turbine is equipped with an observation deck open to visitors, at a height of 63 metres. It can be reached by 297 stairs.

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Paderborn Wind Farm

Paderborn Wind Farm

The Paderborn Wind Farm in Germany consists of 11 Vestas V-66 wind turbines, each 76m high with a 1.65 MW rated power, making a total installed capacity of 18.2 MW. The wind farm is sited near Paderborn in North Rhine-Westphalia, was initiated locally by a group of developers, and is owned by 91 shareholders. Commissioning was in November 2000.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paderb...
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PS10 and PS20 Solar Power Plant

PS10 and PS20 Solar Power Plant

Europe's first commercial concentrating Planta Solar 10 or PS10 solar power tower operates near the Southern Spanish city of Seville. The 11 megawatt (MW) solar power tower produces electricity with 624 large movable mirrors called heliostats.

Next to it is the PS20 solar power tower. It is the world's most powerful solar power tower. The 20 megawatt solar power tower produces el...
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Nellis Solar Power Plant

Nellis Solar Power Plant

The Nellis Solar Power Plant is the largest solar photovoltaic system in North America, and is located within Nellis Air Force Base in Clark County, Nevada, on the northeast side of Las Vegas. The Nellis solar energy system will generate in excess of 25 million kilowatt-hours (kW·h) of electricity annually and supply more than 25 percent of the power used at the base. The system was inaugurated...
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Nevada Solar One Power Plant

Nevada Solar One Power Plant

Nevada Solar One is the, largest concentrated solar power plant in the world, with a nominal capacity of 64 MW and maximum capacity of 75 MW, as of June 2007. The project required an investment of $266 million USD and electricity production is estimated to be 134 million kilowatt hours per year.

It is the second solar thermal power plant built in the United States in more than 16...
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Solar One, Solar Two  power plant project

Solar One, Solar Two power plant project

The Solar Projects Solar One, Solar Two and Solar Tres are power plants based on solar thermal energy in the Mojave Desert, USA.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Solar_Project#Solar_One
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Syrian nuclear reactor or Operation Orchard

Syrian nuclear reactor or Operation Orchard

Operation Orchard was an Israeli airstrike on a target in the Deir ez-Zor region of Syria in 2007. The Google Earth Arial shows the Syrian nuclear reactor before it was destroyed.
read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Orchard
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Mont-Louis Solar Furnace

Mont-Louis Solar Furnace

The Mont-Louis Solar Furnace is an experimental solar thermal energy facility that was built in 1949. It was the first facility of its kind in the world, and was a precursor of the Odeillo Solar Furnace. It provides a thermal power of 50 kW.

The French chemist Félix Trombe and his team made an initial demonstration of a mirror of DCA in Meudon in 1946 to show the possibility of r...
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Themis solar power plant

Themis solar power plant

The THEMIS solar power tower is a research and development centre focused on solar energy. It is located near the village of Targassonne, in the department of Pyrénées-Orientales, south of France, 3 kilometres from the world's largest solar furnace in Odeillo.

THEMIS Solar power tower, owned by the General Council of the Pyrénées-Orientales, was strategically located in the regio...
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Odeillo solar power plant

Odeillo solar power plant

The largest solar furnace in the world is at Odeillo in the Pyrenees-Orientales in France, opened in 1970. It employs an array of plane mirrors to gather the rays of light from the sun, reflecting them on to a larger curved mirror. The rays are then focused onto an area the size of a cooking pot and can reach 3,000 °C (5,430 °F).

(From Wikipedia)
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Unfinished Crimean Atomic Energy Station

Unfinished Crimean Atomic Energy Station

The Crimean Atomic Energy Station (Russian: Крымская АЭС) is an abandoned and unfinished nuclear power plant in Ukraine. Construction work on the plant started in 1976, and the nearby town of Shcholkine was constructed in 1978 to house workers working on the project. The station was inspected following the Chernobyl disaster of 1...
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Iranian Nuclear Facility

Iranian Nuclear Facility

This is what is believed to be a site near Qom, Iran, for developing nuclear bombs and/or other weapons, as mentioned during the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh. Here is the link for the related news article:
http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/Iran-Nuclear-Issues/ss/events/wl/031103irannuclear
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China first self-made nuclear power plant

China first self-made nuclear power plant

Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant is the first self-desinged and self-made nuclear power plant.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qinshan_Nuclear_Power_Plant
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Oskarshamn Nuclear Power Plant

Oskarshamn Nuclear Power Plant

The Nuclear power station Oskarshamn is one of three active nuclear power stations in Sweden. The plant is about 30 kilometers north of Oskarshamn directly at the Kalmarsund at the Baltic Sea coast and with three reactors produces about 10% of the electricity needs for Sweden. All reactors use BWR technology.

Unit 1 has an installed output of 487 MW, block 2 had 627 MW. Unit 3, w...
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Aagesta Nuclear Power Plant

Aagesta Nuclear Power Plant

Ågesta Nuclear Power Plant was a 80 MW Heavy water reactor plant opened 1963 and closed down 1974. It was a combined district heating and electricity facility.
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Ringhals Nuclear Power Plant

Ringhals Nuclear Power Plant

Ringhals is a Swedish nuclear power plant with 4 reactors, three pressurized water reactors and one boiling water reactor. It is situated on the Värö Peninsula (Swedish: Väröhalvön) in Varberg Municipality approximately 60 km south of Gothenburg. With total power rating of 3560 MWe, it is the largest power plant in Sweden and generates 24 TWh of electricity a year, the equivalent of 20% of the ...
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Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant

Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant

Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant is a nuclear power plant in Forsmark, Sweden, and also the site of the Swedish Final repository for radioactive operational waste. It is operated by a subsidiary of Vattenfall.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forsmark_Nuclear_Power_Plant
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power line in desert, iran

power line in desert, iran

this is one of the giant power line towers connecting the city of esfahan to the nuclear power plant near yazd
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nuclear power plant, iran

nuclear power plant, iran

this nuclear power plant supplies electricty to the city of esfahan
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Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant

Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant

Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant is located in Central Ukraine near the city of Zaporizhia, on the banks of the Kakhovka Reservoir on the Dnipro river. It has 6 VVER-1000 pressurized light water nuclear reactors, each with a power rating of 950 MWe, with total power output of 5700 MWe. The first five were successively brought online between 1985 and 1989, and the sixth was added in 1995. The pl...
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Nellis Power Plant

Nellis Power Plant

This is a power plant out in the middle of nowhere in the Nellis Test Range in Nevada.
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