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Wind Maps

       US Wind maps are available at:

               http://www.eere.energy.gov/RE/wind_resource.html

       Northwestern US maps:

               http://www.windpowermaps.org/default.asp

       British Wind Energy Association:

               http://www.bwea.org

       California Wind Maps

               http://www.energy.ca.gov/maps/wind.html

These turbines are designed to run with no loads connected (freewheel):

       The reason it is good for a turbine to be able to freewheel is that if

       something goes wrong with the electrical load, the turbine will not self-destruct.

       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/1305

Tower Safety:

       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/1355

Purchasing a turbine - things to think about - after Michael Klemen decided to purchase the Proven WT2500

       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/109

Small turbine design issues

       Mike Bergey:

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/200

Why a turbine should govern & limit output:

       Eric Eggleston:

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/444

       Hugh Piggott:

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/446

       Michael Klemen:

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/439

       Eric Eggleston (a new post):

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/704

       Hugh Piggott on Stall Regulation:

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/1314

Turbine Efficiency...how to calculate:

       Eric Eggleston:

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/936

       turbine efficiencies calculated at rated output:

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/932

       Betz limit for a turbine (maximum theoretical efficiency you can possibly get from a wind machine):

               Eric Eggleston - new post: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/7677

               Eric Eggleston - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/994

       Betz limit by analogy:

               Eric Eggleston - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/996

Braking...how do you get the thing to stop?

       Eric Eggleston

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/1287

Wind Shear - the wind speed gets higher the taller the tower...

       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/4661

Stray Voltage Puzzle discussion ... including grounding & lightning protection

       Question:                http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/657

       Answer:                http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/658

       Solution:                http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/660

       Grounding...        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/661

       bonding...                http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/665

                               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/668

                               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/669

                               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/670

                               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/675

       ...resolved                http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/677

       for those who are still confused...

       restating the ?        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/672

       and the A:                http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/673

Tower raising/safety

       using truck...        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/677

       using winch...        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/682

       using GripHoist        http://csf.colorado.edu/archive/1998/energy/msg01405.html

                               http://csf.colorado.edu/archive/1998/energy/msg01473.html

Why not to test turbines in wind tunnels

       Eric Eggleston:                http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/192

Corey's pics with the "big" ones:

       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/2146

Miscellaneous

       an installation by Claus Nybroe

               http://www.windmission.dk/projects/turner/turner.html

Hugh Piggott's trip to Africa

       http://www.homeusers.prestel.co.uk/sitca/scoraigwindelectric/powervision/Temaruru.html

Picture and text ... Jeanette Fitzsimons

       http://www.greens.org.nz/people/jeanette/JF-pg3.html

Skin effect for conductors

       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/420

       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/421

       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/426

Can we use an old 32 V turbine with a 12V battery?

       using Max Power Point Tracking

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/761

       or Corey suggested rewinding:

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/766

       Max Power Tracking for wind turbines

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/1002

       Elliott Bayly on Max Power Tracking for Turbines

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/1255

 

Energy Payback for Renewable Energy

       A different way to think about energy payback:

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/4387

Data Logging equipment

       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/1199

       A short series on data acquisition by Michael Klemen

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/1203

               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/1231

 Hall Effect Sensors:

       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/1258

Commercial Turbine Sites (physical locations)

       Vermont:                             http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/33

       Hugh Piggott's trip:                  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/407

       Japan:                                http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/680

                                               http://homepage1.nifty.com/cubo/wind/indexe.htm

                                               http://www.tronc.co.jp/iwtmap.html

       Midwest:                                http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/1213

                                               http://groups.yahoo.com/group/awea-wind-home/message/1235



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