Windy Saturday

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A new type of small wind turbine for home electricity generation, intended to match the popularity and potential of solar power, is being developed in Europe.

This will be the second time that attempts have been made by the European Commission (EC) to get wind turbines generally accepted for domestic and small-scale commercial use.

Fifteen years ago, before solar panels became affordable, small wind turbines fixed to house roofs and chimneys were heralded as one of the best ways of helping to save the planet from global warming and cutting household bills, but it was an energy revolution that petered out.

The problem was that the turbines frequently vibrated and made an unacceptable noise, while wind in urban areas was often too turbulent for efficient use.

Although 940,000 small wind turbines were in use around the world by the end of 2014, they are generally uneconomic, and it is a revolution that has yet to happen.

Despite these setbacks, the dream of small-scale turbines has refused to die, and a combination of European Research grants and co-operation between engineers and researchers has led to the development of a new generation of turbines.

@ THE CLIMATE NEWS NETWORK

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18 Responses to Windy Saturday

  1. David B. Benson says:

    Melting…

  2. jimhitchcock says:

    Pretty much explains why I have never undergone a colonoscopy.

  3. Den says:

    Our new crop of liars will have none of that funky windpower stuff as long as they can frack for oil like the retards they are, truly ugly American liars and cheats.

  4. Den says:

    The Pope checks in:

  5. jimhitchcock says:

    Donnie Trump, Emperor of the Universe!

    (in his fevered mind)

  6. º¿carol says:

    I’m sorry you wouldn’t bother to look at the article with the tweets in it, Doc. They were pretty funny and I thought you would enjoy a few chuckles.

  7. º¿carol says:

    Jill got a 1993 Red Corvette w/ a black top from her Brian for Valentine’s Day. She drove it over here, it sure looked good in our driveway! It’s a stick shift. I think I’ll take it for a spin this spring, see if I can still drive a stick. That’s all we drove the first 25 years of our marriage. I know I’ll remember how, I’m more worried about my legs, or my feet. They are old now, lol.

  8. º¿carol says:

    I’ve been keeping the LR TV on, tuned to MSNBC, most days. Well, on the days Trump pulls some shit…which is just about EVERY day. If I hear something going on, I can run out there. Today, people out in the streets again, protesting in Washington D.C., NYC, London, Paris, Tel Aviv. IT’S SO EXCITING!!! I almost got choked up this morning, and EVERY time I see our people hitting the streets. Trump and the republicans, their days are numbered.

  9. David B. Benson says:

    Wind turbines do better being big and very tall to catch the steadier, stronger winds away from the surface.

  10. Den says:

    Time to send in the Asshole Removal Service Experts, ARSE for short, to liberate us from the shit storm rich boy is generating.

  11. Den says:

    Standing painfully in line while a dumb broad with an $8 purchase tried to combo it with a $20 cash back deal instead of just paying for the dam stuff and getting the fuck out of the way, stupid, stupid everywhere, ya can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a stupid, Supposed fruits and nuts here, I’d take them over the stupid any day.

  12. Den says:

    Military Intelligence:

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