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Wind Electric Production — Naturally Occurring and Free for the Taking

Some states have been blessed with incredible natural resources.  Florida has its orange groves while California has its fruits and nuts. Kansas has never-ending...

2015 CE Code Part 1 Changes, Part 7

This is the seventh and final article of a series of articles detailing significant changes the Technical Committee considered for the 2015 Canadian Electrical...

New Comprehensive Standard for Wind Turbine Electrical Systems

CSA Group has just published a new standard for wind energy industry, CSA C22.2 No. 272 – Wind Turbine Electrical System. The standard is...

Has UL Certified any small wind turbines?

Question Has UL Certified any small wind turbines? Answer Yes, UL has certified small wind turbines under the product category Small Wind Turbine Generating Systems (ZGEN), located...

Grounding of Wind Power Systems and Wind Power Generators

Power continuity is essential in wind power projects where a tripped overcurrent device due to ground fault can have serious economic or operational consequences....

Renewable, Reliable, and Abundant Wind Energy — The Future is Here...

Imagine, if you will, a nation powered by a renewable, reliable, abundant, and virtually silent source of fuel that can be converted readily and...

Wind Powered Electric Generation for Your Home or Business

The ’70s energy crisis Photo 1. Example of small windmill A little before the ’70s energy crisis, Peter, Paul and Mary suggested in their famous song,...

Riding the Winds of Change

With a global compound annual growth rate of 32 percent over the past five years, wind power is the world’s fastest growing energy source,...

Math Behind Extreme Wind Loading

In the last IAEI News (March/April 2002), I shared with you the details of the new extreme wind loading requirements of the 2002 National Electrical Safety...
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