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Capturing the Wind: Power for the 21st Century
(Released June 2008)

 
  by Ethan Goffman  

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  1. Worldwide energy generated by wind power

    Adverse impacts of wind power generation on collision behaviour of birds and anti-predator behaviour of squirrels
    Kikuchi, R., Journal for Nature Conservation, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 44-55. Mar 2008.
  2. A map of arid and semiarid northern China, showing the locations of . . . .

    Significance of variations in the wind energy environment over the past 50 years with respect to dune activity and desertification in arid and semiarid northern China
    Wang, X.; Hasi Eerdun; Zhou, Z.; Liu, X., Geomorphology, Vol. 86, No. 3-4, pp. 252-266. May 2007.
  3. Product yield depending on wind power available.

    Feasibility study on wind-powered desalination
    Forstmeier, M.; Mannerheim, F.; D'Amato, F.; Shah, M.; Liu, Y.; Baldea, M.; Stella, A., Desalination, Vol. 203, No. 1-3, pp. 463-470. Jan Feb 2007.
  4. Location of the Buffalo Ridge Wind Development Area in Minnesota

    Mortality of Bats at a Large-scale Wind Power Development at Buffalo Ridge, Minnesota
    Johnson, G.D.; Erickson, W.P.; Strickland, M.D.; Shepherd, M.F.; Shepherd, D.A.; Sarappo, S.A., American Midland Naturalist, Vol. 150, No. 2, pp. 332-342. Oct 2003.
  5. Risk probability of bird colliding with rotating turbine.

    Adverse impacts of wind power generation on collision behaviour of birds and anti-predator behaviour of squirrels
    Kikuchi, R., Journal for Nature Conservation, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 44-55. Mar 2008.
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Websites
  1. Basic aerodynamic operating principles of wind turbines
    (American Wind Energy Association, 122 C Street, Northwest, Suite 380, Washington DC 20001, USA)

  2. Advantages and Disadvantages of Wind Energy
    (U.S. Department of Energy, Golden Field Office, Mail Stop 1501, 1617 Cole, Boulevard, Golden, Colorado 80401, USA)

  3. American Wind Energy Association: 10 Steps in Building a Wind Farm (PDF)
    (American Wind Energy Association, 122 C Street, NW, Suite 380, USA)

  4. Fact sheet on wind energy (PDF)
    (Intermediate Technology Development Group, The Schumacher Centre for Technology & Development, Bourton Hall, Bourton-on-Dunsmore, RUGBY, CV23 9QZ, United Kingdom)

  5. Fact Sheet: Renewable energy
    (Atmospheric, Climate and Environment Information Programme, ARIC, Manchester Metropolitan University, Chester Street, Manchester, M1 5GD, United Kingdom)

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  1. A file photo taken 03 March 2005 shows a wind turbine at the Horns Reef wind farm in Denmark, some 20 kms (12 miles) off the port of Esbjerg. Denmark, a world leader in wind energy production and consumption, has built the world's largest offshore wind park in the North Sea as it aims to generate 75 percent of its electricity needs with wind power by 2025. The blades of 80 giant wind turbines rotate high in the sky at the Horns Reef wind farm, the newest of Denmark's 11 offshore parks constructed since 1991.
    Jorgen True, Copyright 2007 Getty Images


  2. SOUTH AFRICA. Transkei. Umata. A woman from Hluleka gets on with her day knowing she can look forward to a continuous electricity supply from a combination of wind and solar power. Wind turbines are by far the cheapest method of providing power for isolated communities. 2004.
    Alex Webb, Magnum Photos 01-01-2004


  3. Wind Power Surges
    In the U.S. and Europe over the last 10 years, the use of wind energy to generate electricity has increased. The modern wind energy industry began in Denmark in the 1970s.
    Advantages: Wind turbines consume no fossil or nuclear fuel and do not pollute the environment.
    Problems: Suitable winds are upredictable and limited to certain geographical areas. Some people feel wind turbines are an eyesore.
    Copyright 1995, Enteractive, Inc., All rights reserved
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