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Wind Turbines – Growing in Size

Positive Future #203 (Feature photo – Offshore Wind Turbines – Courtesy of L-BBE CCA 3.0 Unported) As it stands, General Electric builds the world’s largest wind turbine. Called the Haliade X, this monster has a rotor diameter of 721 feet. The rotor sits atop a tower that is almost 500 feet tall. The Halaide X has a power generating capacity of 12 MW (megawatts). At conservative use, 1 megawatt could power 1,330 homes. In theory a Halaide X could power 16,000 homes. Wind turbine manufacturers now have even larger wind turbines on the drawing board – up to 15 megawatts and with rotors that have diameters of over 850 feet…

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Annual Global Wind Power Additions Soaring Upwards

Positive Future #184 (Feature photo – Offshore Wind Turbines – CCA SA 2.0 Generic) CleanTechnica just published news that annual wind power capacity additions are expected to average 67 gigawatts a year for the next 10 years. Considering that under ideal conditions 1 gigawatt may power 750,000 homes, the math becomes stunning. With 67 gigawatts of new wind power every year for 10 years (670 gigawatts), that would be enough to power over 500 million new homes. Now that is a lot of new power. You can read the full story here: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/06/22/annual-global-wind-additions-to-average-67-gigawatts-through-2027-forecasts-make-consulting/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IM-cleantechnica+%28CleanTechnica%29 Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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The Wind in America’s Sails

Positive Future #63 (Feature photo – Shepherds Flat Wind Farm in Oregon – CCA SA 2.0 Generic) The American Wind Energy Association recently issued a press release that summarizes new wind power in America during 2017. Last year, there was $11 billion new investment into wind energy which brought over 7 gigawatts of new power generation on line. This new energy source is capable of generating electricity for approximately 2.1 million homes. Currently there are 89 gigawatts of wind power operating in the U.S – power to meet the needs of 26.7 million homes. For the year 2018, new wind energy projects will continue to be completed. The American Wind…

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