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I have been promoting the use of alternative energy, specifically the use of wind turbines.
I'm one of the promoters of a new non-profit website that has a homegrown wiki page filled with information and an expanding directory of wind turbine developers, consultants, manufacturers, installers, landowners, and enthusiasts.
It is also the first social network that is tailored exclusively for promoting wind turbines as an abundant source of renewable energy.
Help us expand and spread the word by opening an account or posting your business on our directory.
Hi Frances. Next comment, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, but not through PP, and I'll give you a contact name that may be very helpful. I don't want to broadcast her contact info throughout the organization.
Lastly, I respectfully disagree with Karl. He is right in that wind only generates power when the wind is blowing (stating the obvious). But, there are two important advancements that, if they are brought to fruition, would mitigate the intermittent nature of the wind. First, a battery storage system- one of the problems with wind is that, when the wind is blowing, turbines are producing more energy then the grid can handle. So, store the excess, instead of curtailing the wind fams, then release it during low wind periods. Second, a smart, and nationally connected energy grid. The wind always blows somewhere, if you connect all of the wind farms together via the grid, you eliminate the variability of supply.
I agree, wind is not THE answer, but it has to be a key element of a holistic solution. Or, we can keep paying hostile governments $25-$30 billion a month for their oil, and polluting our seas, air, and soil.
I love the site and concept. Yes I can and will help to spread the word. I would like to do more with the concept. The concept that Karl Mayr spoke about sounds very interesting but need to see investigate further.I have some ideas but will need time to work on them. Bottom line is it's all about the cost.
I'm in the middle of a web design project/business idea that is consuming all much of my time. it will a while before i have much free time to work on any real ideas but I think your site deserves a spot on my site when it's completed.
I visited your website, and will respond from a retired engineers point-of-view.
Wind Power is an intermittent Power Supply. It is like PV in that is can only be useful as a supplemental power suply to the grid. I saw a setup on NREL PV/Wind/Hydrogen storage which, I think, would be ideal for stand alone "power systems". This system has been used in Saudi Arabia for some time now. The nice thing is that water is converted to H2 and O2, and is the "stored fuel", and the "fuel cycle" is reversible, so that the system is "self-sustaining". My "bag" is PV