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|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 (...||01/14/2010||342|
|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
|Wind Turbine Blade awaiting delivery at a German airfield||11/28/2007||353|
|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||896|
|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||2,413|
|wind turbine under construction||11/07/2010||692|
|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...
|Lonely clouds surrounding a lake in in Pavlovci village.||01/26/2008||465|
|That's the classical lonely island with a big rock, some palms and a large beach. The island belongs to Fiji. ||05/22/2008||2,559|
|Onera wind tunnel un Savoie, France.|
The big building is sub sonic wind tunnel as the smaller (left)is for hypersonic wind generation. The wind tunnel was originally built by Germany during WWII, and taken as war compensation by allied then built as identic in this valley.
|A very lonely house somewhere on a rock in the ocean.||12/30/2008||798|