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|Numerous wind turbines on the area known as the Buffalo Ridge. Some of these wind turbines are the largest ones manufactured in the United States. These wind turbines stand 257' high and weigh 196,000 pounds. Each wind turbine has 3 blades with a rotor diameter of 157' and can supply the annual electricity needs of 250 homes.||01/17/2007||1,017|
|The Altamont Pass Wind Farm located in the Altamont Pass of the Diablo Range in Central California. It is a one of the earliest wind farms in the United States. The wind farm is composed of over 4900 relatively small wind turbines of various types, making it at one time the largest farm in the world in terms of capacity. Altamont Pass is still the largest concentration of wind turbines in the w...||08/17/2005||682|
|Another animated tour - this time with animated wind turbines. Music has been down-sampled to get it under the new 2MB file limit.|
Music: Glory Box by Portishead.
Note: the turbines are placed arbitrarily along a set of data I am reusing and if you ramp up the elevation you'll notice that they're pretty much where you wouldn't actually put them - in a valley...
|The Osório Wind Farm produces electric energy from wind, and is located at the city of Osório, RS, Brazil. The turbine model is an Enercon E-70/2000 KW, which weighs 810 tons each. The wind farm´s 75 wind turbines are 98 metres high. Considering the blade tip positioned at a upright vertical position, such height rises up to 140 metres high. Such wind farm can be seen both from BR-230 and RS-30...||07/04/2007||2,556|
|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.|
|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...
|Another animated wind turbine demo, this time on an actual offshore wind farm in the Irish sea off the coast of Liverpool.|
Load time - pretty quick compared to the previous animated tour - fewer turbines. Overlay is from Google Earth Hacks Burbo Wind Farm file.
Music: Utopia by Goldfrapp
|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.
|Kythnos Island Energy Timeline:|
1982 - Installation of the first wind park in Europe (5 x 20 kW);
1983 - Installation of a 100 kW PV system with battery storage;
1989 - Exchange of the wind turbines (5 x 33 kW);
1992 - Installation of a new grid-connected inverter for the PV system;
1998 - Installation of the 500 kW wind turbine;
2000 - Operation of th...
|Kalmarsund, about 12 km from mainland, between Öland Island and the mainland. 7 Enron Wind 70/1500 turbines with together 10,5 MW engine power. They started in Dec. 2000, layouted in a line and stand on driven monopile in about 7-10 m waterdepth.||08/22/2005||467|
|A wind turbine is a rotating machine that converts the kinetic energy of wind into mechanical energy. If the mechanical energy is used directly by machinery, such as a pump or grinding stones, the machine is usually called a windmill. If the mechanical energy is instead converted to electricity, the machine is called a wind generator, wind turbine, wind power unit (WPU), wind energy converter (...||01/15/2010||446|