Answers to Many Questions...
Almost Everything You Wanted to Know About Wind Power
A collaborative effort of the American Wind Energy Association, U.S. Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has produced one of the most thorough tutorials — dozens and dozens of questions and answers — on wind energy imaginable.
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The Wind Web Tutorial is organized into ten sections from wind energy basics to costs to potential to small wind energy systems as well as policy issues and a wind energy resource guide.
Hereís just a glimpse of the questions and topics covered at the web site:
What is wind energy?
If a utility uses more wind energy, will that make electric rates go up?
Iíve heard that rising natural gas prices are hurting our economy. Is this a problem that wind energy can solve?
I own some land that is windy. How can I build a wind farm on it?
Will wind energy hurt tourism in my area?
How much land is needed for a utility-scale wind plant?
Iíve heard that stray voltage from wind power plants can be transmitted through the ground, disturbing or harming livestock. Is this true?
Will a wind project interfere with electromagnetic transmissions such as radio, television or cell phone signals?
Will a small wind turbine save me money?
What size of turbine do I need for my home?
Do wind turbines make noise or interfere with TV reception?
Will a small wind turbine damage neighborhood property values?
Will my utility allow me to hook up to a wind generator?
More wind energy resources are located at the Energy Officeís wind energy web page.
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