Green Mountain Energy Wind Farm
Posted 19 October 2005 - 08:49 PM
And a few far away
Posted 19 October 2005 - 10:10 PM
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Posted 20 October 2005 - 08:01 PM
How many NEW Sushi Restaurants in Tarrant County in the last 4 years?
They own us, they absolutely own us.
Posted 21 October 2005 - 06:44 AM
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Posted 22 October 2005 - 07:29 AM
Of course, the generators and drive systems are high-dollar components, and they can be shipped pretty easily. General Electric is making 1000 generators in 2005, but being a world-wide company I don't know where. The towers and blades tend to be made fairly locally just due to shipping bulk, but the value added work of development and design could be anywhere.
Exporting jobs? It appears that the wind turbine industry developed first in Europe. So the Danes and the Spaniards are selling what they figured out how to make. Making 1-3 MW generators is not rocket science, so there are all kinds of companies that can be in that market.
Posted 24 October 2005 - 08:35 AM
Most of the blades are fabricated in Germany. Towers are fabricated locally in sections of three to be erected on site. Most of the wind energy towers (they are technically NOT windmills) in West Texas are built with tower components that are prepared for final assembly in Coleman.
I would imagine that yesterday was a red letter day for the power generation side of the equation. They probably had the reduction gears set full in given the 35+ KT north wind that I had to fight yesterday.
Posted 24 October 2005 - 05:36 PM
Where around Sweetwater are the vast majority located?
Posted 24 October 2005 - 08:24 PM
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Posted 07 November 2005 - 10:41 AM
I saw this article and thought it fit good into the discussion. There is a new horizontal wind turbine that appears to be more efficient than the ones we have now and may be the wave of the future for wind energy?The design of these turbines is very interesting too.
Would be nice if they had a picture.
I saw a bunch of huge metal parts going by on the train last week, couldn't figure out what they were until I saw the huge blades go by, one blade per flatbed train car. Then I realized the other parts were the hubs and column pieces.
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Posted 05 July 2011 - 09:09 PM
Around a bend in the road were three more:
Not as impressive a find as it looks from the freeway about ten or twelve miles north. But it was fun trying to find them, and on the way out we saw this sign, which cracked us up:
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