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Resource Documents: Technology (172 items)


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Unless indicated otherwise, documents presented here are not the product of nor are they necessarily endorsed by National Wind Watch. These resource documents are shared here to assist anyone wishing to research the issue of industrial wind power and the impacts of its development. The information should be evaluated by each reader to come to their own conclusions about the many areas of debate. • The copyrights reside with the sources indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations.

Date added:  September 5, 2023
Environment, Taiwan, TechnologyPrint storyE-mail story

Environmental Impact Assessment of Sacrificial Anode Method in Taiwan Strait

Author:  Wen, Chih-Chung; et al.

An offshore wind turbine is set in a highly corrosive marine environment. Its base structure is completely immersed in the seawater. Conventional corrosion prevention methods use both a cathodic protection and a coating method to enhance corrosion protection to protect the structure. Cathodic corrosion protection is an electrochemical process applying the principles of electrochemical cells transforming a metal material into a cathode. There are two types of cathodic protection: “applied current cathodic protection” and “passive galvanic cathodic protection”. The development . . .

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Date added:  April 15, 2023
Germany, TechnologyPrint storyE-mail story

Störungs- und Unfallereignissen an Windkraftanlagen

Author:  Keine Windkraft in Emmerthal

Malfunctions and accidents at wind turbines in Germany The list does not claim to be complete or correct for the system types/manufacturers. Liste erhebt keinen Anspruch auf Vollständigkeit bzw. Richtigkeit der Anlagentypen/Hersteller. Download original document: “Unfallliste 2023-04-14” See also: list at vernunftkraft.de

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Date added:  March 3, 2023
Environment, Maryland, TechnologyPrint storyE-mail story

Chemical Products Used and Stored

Author:  US Wind

The below table provides a preliminary list of chemical products to be used on the Project (if stored volume exceeds United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Reportable Quantities); the volume stored on location; their treatment, discharge, or disposal method and location; and any other necessary permit(s) pertaining to these chemical products. It is not anticipated that any additional permits will be required. The list below is preliminary and will be updated in the Facility Design Report and Facility Installation Report.* . . .

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Date added:  March 3, 2023
Environment, North Carolina, TechnologyPrint storyE-mail story

Oils, Fuels, and Greases

Author:  Kitty Hawk Wind

Table 3.2-12 Preliminary Summary of Oils, Fuels, and Greases for Construction and Operations* Chemical Type Description Use/Location Approx. Volume Frequency of Transfer Treatment or Disposal Transformer oil (WTG and ESP) Bio-degradable oil or highly refined mineral oil Main 220/66 or 220/132 kV Transformers, 220 kV shunt reactors, 66 or 132 kV aux. transformers & 66 or 132 kV grounding reactor 6,000 L per WTG 466,400 L on ESP Not anticipated; only changed if needed To be brought to designated O&M . . .

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