|Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.
Resource Documents: Oklahoma (6 items)
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.
Author: Todd, Jeff
Introduction As a result of environmental concerns over the growing consumption of fossil fuels and the implementation of incentives for alternative energy sources, “wind farms” have been sweeping the plains. State and federal tax credits and other incentives for renewable energy helped drive financial resources to support and grow the wind energy industry in the United States. Indeed, the United States has now surpassed Germany as the world leader in installed wind energy. Despite a dismal national economy in 2009, . . .More »
Author: Tetratech Construction
Altona, NY Bellmont, NY Cohocton, NY access roads, access road entrances, turbine erection areas, crane pads, staging areas, compacted crane paths, drainage improvements, foundation excavation and backfill, erosion and sedimentation control, dust control, and site restoration Falmouth, MA Fire Island, AK Hardscrabble, NY 34.5kV to 115kV Substation 115kV Switchyard High Sheldon, NY Howard, NY 10 miles of access roads 10 miles of collection lines Lameque, NB Roads and collection systems have to travel through sensative areas such as wetlands and . . .More »
Author: National Wind Watch
World: Current electricity production and consumption of “low-carbon” and “renewable” electricity – click an area for details Europe: Quarter-hour load, generation, exchange – click on sample graph for other countries Europe: Hourly and daily generation, capacity factors Nordpool: Current production by source type in the Nordic power system (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Denmark) Nordpool: Current power flow in the Nordic power system West Denmark: Electricity prices, consumption, and production today, every 5 minutes France: Quarter-hour consumption and production . . .More »
Author: Baidya Roy, Somnath; Pacala, Stephen; and Walko, R.L.
Abstract: The RAMS model was used to explore the possible impacts of a large wind farm in the Great Plains region on the local meteorology over synoptic timescales under typical summertime conditions. A wind turbine was approximated as a sink of energy and source of turbulence. The wind farm was created by assuming an array of such turbines. Results show that the wind farm significantly slows down the wind at the turbine hub-height level. Additionally, turbulence generated by rotors create . . .More »