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Posts Tagged ‘Wind Turbines’

Interactive Map: Wind Farms of America

Thursday, February 20th, 2014
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The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) created this sleek, highly functional interactive map to illustrate the country’s vast network of wind turbines. Vital stats are available for each site, and you can filter results by unique parameters like total height, capacity and blade length. Wind energy aficionados, stakeholders and curious citizens couldn’t ask for a better visualization of our at-home wind farm network.

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Great American Infrastructure: Tehachapi Pass, CA: Alta Wind Energy Center

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

This is the twenty-sixth in a series of entries celebrating infrastructure achievements in the United States. What: The Alta Wind Energy Center is is a wind farm located in Tehachapi Pass of the Tehachapi Mountains, in Kern County, California.  It is the largest wind farm in the United States.When: After some delays, construction began on the […]

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Energy 101: Wind Turbines

Monday, August 27th, 2012
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Economic Impact: Wind Energy Development in Illinois

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

CENTER FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY Executive Summary A number of factors have contributed to the rapid growth of wind power capacity in Illinois from 50 MW in 2003 to 3,334.91 MW in 2012, including federal and state policies, energy security, energy costs, environmental benefits, and economic development opportunities. One key policy driver in Illinois was the […]

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Freight trains at Oklahoma City

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Train 1 – 0:57 Train 2 – 4:17 On this gorgeous Labor Day Monday, I drove up to Oklahoma City and caught two northbound BNSF trains along “Crossing Alley.” I saw the first train between NW 12th St and NW 11th St, and the train was well overpowered with a total of six locomotives. The […]

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