Wind Facts

Wind Facts: The Cape Wind Project is an approved The wind farm, an offshore wind energy project in United States coastal waters, is projected to generate 1,500 gigawatt hours of electricity per year derived from wind power.


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Wind Fact: A concert band, also called wind ensemble, symphonic band, wind symphony, wind orchestra, wind band, symphonic winds, symphony band, or symphonic wind ensemble, is a performing ensemble consisting of members of the woodwind, brass, and percussion families of instruments, along with the double bass.


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Facts about Wind: Wind shear, sometimes referred to as windshear or wind gradient, is a difference in wind speed and direction over a relatively short distance in the atmosphere.


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Fact about Wind: The Darrieus wind turbine is a type of vertical axis wind turbine used to generate electricity from the energy carried in the wind.


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Wind Information: Wind engineering analyzes effects of wind in the natural and the built environment and studies the possible damage, inconvenience or benefits which may result from wind.


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Information about Wind: Wind speed, or wind flow velocity, is a fundamental atmospheric rate.


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Wind Facts: Wind power in New Hampshire began in 1980, with the installation of the world's first wind farm at Crotched Mountain, consisting of 20 30 kW wind turbines, although it closed decades ago..


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Wind Fact: Darling Wind Farm is one of only two significant wind farms in South Africa.


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Facts about Wind: Siemens Wind Power, is a wind turbine manufacturer established in 1980 as Danregn Vindkraft.


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Fact about Wind: The American Wind Energy Association is a Washington, D.C.-based national trade association formed in 1974, representing wind power project developers, equipment suppliers, service providers, parts manufacturers, utilities, researchers, and others involved in the wind industry.


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Wind Information: The Banner County Wind Farm was a proposal by the Chicago-based Midwest Wind Energy company to construct a $60 million wind farm in Banner County, Nebraska.


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Information about Wind: The EOL Sacele Wind Farm is a proposed wind power project in Caraş-Severin County, Romania.


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Wind Facts: The Texas A&M Wind Symphony is a 63 member ensemble, representing


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Wind Fact: Cathedral Rocks Wind Farm is a wind power station located west of Port Lincoln in South Australia.


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Facts about Wind: Starfish Hill Wind Farm is a wind power station spread over two hills near Cape Jervis, South Australia.


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Fact about Wind: Lebeche is the Spanish name for a warm southwest wind in parts of coastal Mediterranean Spain, either a foehn wind or a hot southerly wind in advance of a low pressure area moving from the Sahara Desert.


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Wind Information: A katabatic wind, from the Greek word katabatikos meaning


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Information about Wind: Denmark was a pioneer in developing commercial wind power during the 1970s, and today a substantial share of the wind turbines around the world are produced by Danish manufacturers such as Vestas and Siemens Wind Power along with many component suppliers.


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Wind Facts: Holmside Hall Wind Farm is a wind farm near Stanley, County Durham, England.


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Wind Fact: Great Eppleton Wind Farm is a wind farm near Hetton-le-Hole, England.


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Facts about Wind: A windsock is a conical textile tube designed to indicate wind direction and relative wind speed.


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Fact about Wind: A wind turbine is a device that converts kinetic energy from the wind into electrical power.


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Wind Information: LM Wind Power is the world's largest independent supplier of rotor blades to the wind industry.


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Information about Wind: There are more than twenty wind power projects operating in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and several future wind farms planned or under construction.


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Wind Facts: A windfarm or wind park is a group of wind turbines in the same location used to produce electricity.


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Wind Fact: Westmill Wind Farm Co-operative Ltd is a community-owned Industrial and Provident Society that owns 100% of the Westmill Wind Farm which is an onshore wind farm near the village of Watchfield in the Vale of White Horse, England.


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Facts about Wind: Wind power in Texas consists of many wind farms with a total installed nameplate capacity of 12,212 MW.


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Fact about Wind: Sere Wind Farm is a wind-farm in the Western Cape province of South Africa that is one of the largest wind-farms in Southern Africa with a production capacity of 100 MW.


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Wind Information: As of 2012, Wind power in Vermont consists of 109 megawatts of operational wind farms.


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Information about Wind: Wattle Point Wind Farm is a wind farm near Edithburgh on the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia, which has been operating since April 2005.


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Wind Facts: A weather vane, wind vane, or weathercock is an instrument for showing the direction of the wind.


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Wind Fact: Wind power is extracted from air flow using wind turbines or sails to produce mechanical or electrical power.


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Facts about Wind: Anemophily or wind pollination is a form of pollination whereby pollen is distributed by wind.


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Fact about Wind: A west wind is a wind that blows from the west, in an eastward direction.


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Wind Information: Offshore wind power is in the early stages of development of wind power in the United States As of 2014, there were no offshore wind farms within the national maritime boundaries of the United States.


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Information about Wind: Triton Knoll Wind Farm is a proposed offshore wind farm 33 km off the coast of Lincolnshire, in the North Sea, England.


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