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Old 02-29-2008, 09:52 PM   #1
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Ever wonder what would happen if one of those wind generators spun too fast?
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Old 02-29-2008, 10:35 PM   #2
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That's crazy. They have those all over Denmark, they are alot bigger than they look too.
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I had a offer to work with the company that is putting them up, but they wanted me to go way north!
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Old 03-01-2008, 11:15 AM   #4
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That's crazy. They have those all over Denmark, they are alot bigger than they look too.
They are putting them up all over the place out here in west texas. There's never a shortage of wind out here.

They put one up at the wind power museum in lubbock a few years ago. It's a small one and the blades are 75' long.
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Old 03-01-2008, 03:15 PM   #5
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They are putting them up all over the place out here in west texas. There's never a shortage of wind out here.

They put one up at the wind power museum in lubbock a few years ago. It's a small one and the blades are 75' long.

I know the crane operator that set that one, the geardrive is huge. If I remember right its the size of a full size truck and weighs 30tons
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These are popping up everywhere up here,as fast as they can build them. Makes me wonder what those wind speeds are in that vid. The wind can really blow up here in the spring and I have never seen one move much faster than a snails crawl.
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Most/all of them have variable pitch blades that adjust according to wind speeds. They also have brakes to prevent them from turning too fast.

Obviously something malfunctioned on the one in the video.
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ya, i wish i owned some land in the sweetwater/roscoe area with a nice plateau on it, from what i understand they pay 10-20k for a lease for the area to put them, thats a lifetime lease if i have been told correctly. but still, id take some land (200-300 acres) and let them put 100 or so of those up and id take the cash to the bank and lease the land for cattle.....id be in real business then!

id love to work for one of those companies too, im sure they arent doin too shabby in the income dept, i have actually applied to work for siemens in the houston area, but its not in their wind energy dept. they just got done with a HUGE project down south of snyder just before getting to i20 off 84

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Old 03-03-2008, 07:51 PM   #11
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I was in the same hotel as some of those guys last week, and every one of them had a decked out Dodge 3500 laramie for a work truck.

It's almost all profit after the initial setup other than maint. and rent. Don't have to feed fuel into them to make electricity.
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