POWER - Rural Cooperatives producing wind power to sell back to
the main western power grid.
The concept of rural land owners owning and operating their own wind
Clean power from a freely available energy source.
How would you like to see your meter run backwards?
Then check out small wind turbine technology.
However reluctantly, the U.S. Department of Energy has a department of
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
and they have a map
of Colorado Wind Resources
Small Wind Turbine suppliers: Bergey
A Virginia company will spend between $250 million and $350 million to
construct a wind farm near the town of Akron in rural Washington
Greenlight Energy Inc., of Charlottesville, Va., expects to begin
construction early next year.
The Washington County Commission has granted approval for the project,
which is forecast to supply energy for as many as 90,000 homes
Three utilities have transmission facilities near the proposed wind
farm, including Xcel Energy Inc.(NYSE: XEL) Colorado requires utilities
to receive 10 percent of their electricity from renewable resources by
a kilowatt (kW) is a unit of power - the rating of a turbine is in kW
a kilowatt-hour (kWh) is a unit of energy - your monthly energy bill is
listed out in kWh
Green Tags are created when wind power or another source of renewable
energy (like micro-hydro or solar) is substituted for traditional power.
The result is a shift away from our nations independence on burning
fossil fuels to produce electricity.
Using clean and truly renewable energy produces NO emmissions, NO
harmful carcinogens, and NO greenhouse gases.
Green Tags represent the renewable energy attributes of clean energy -
the real savings in CO2 and other pollutants that occur when green
power replaces the burning of fossil fuels.
As a renewable resource, wind is classified according to wind power
classes (which are based on typical wind speeds)
The wind power classes range from Class 1 to Class 7.