Benton County is located in the northwest part of the state of Indiana, and it is part of the Lafayette Metropolitan Statistical Area. It borders with the state of Illinois. The county’s population was 8,854 – according to the 2010 Census. There are six incorporated towns and several small unincorporated settlements; additionally, it is divided into 11 townships which provide local services. The county seat is the town of Fowler. There are four wind farm developers in Benton County: 1. Orion Energy Group LLC—Benton County Wind Farm project 2. BP Alternative Energy—Fowler Ridge Wind Farm project 3. enXco—Hoosier Wind Farm [More]
Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/can-100-renewable-energy-power-the-world-federico-rosei-and-renzo-rosei Every year, the world uses 35 billion barrels of oil. This massive scale of fossil fuel dependence pollutes the earth, and it won’t last forever. On the other hand, we have abundant sun, water and wind, which are all renewable energy sources. So why don’t we exchange our fossil fuel dependence for an existence based only on renewables? Federico Rosei and Renzo Rosei describe the challenges. Lesson by Federico Rosei and Renzo Rosei, directed by Giulia Martinelli. Thank you so much to our patrons for your support! Without you this [More]
Over 2,000 years ago, Chinese and Persian engineers independently developed the first windmills, to pump water for irrigating crops. Windmills first appeared in Europe during medieval times, when they were used for agricultural and industrial purposes. Modern wind turbines consist of three parts – rotor blades, nacelle, and tower. The blades convert wind energy into mechanical energy. The nacelle houses the inner workings of the wind turbine that are responsible for electrical power generation. The tower supports the structure of the wind turbine and lifts the rotor blades high above the ground into stronger, more continuous winds. The video is [More]
A wind farm is a group of wind turbines in the same location used to produce electricity. A large wind farm may consist of several hundred individual wind turbines and cover an extended area of hundreds of square miles, but the land between the turbines may be used for agricultural or other purposes. A wind farm can also be located offshore. Many of the largest operational onshore wind farms are located in Germany, China and the United States. For example, the largest wind farm in the world, Gansu Wind Farm in China has a capacity of over 6,000 MW of [More]
Windmill Failures Nearly 120 wind turbines catch fire each year, according to a research – ten times the number reported by the industry. The researchers claim that out of 200,000 turbines around the world, 117 fires take place annually – far more than what is reported by wind farm companies. Fire has a huge financial impact on the industry; Each wind turbine costs more than £2 million and generates an estimated income of more than £500,000 per year. Any loss or downtime of these valuable assets makes the industry less viable and productive. Fires are a problem for the industry, [More]
The Dudgeon offshore wind farm is an exciting £1.5 billion project to harness offshore wind to power more than 410,000 UK homes. This 402MW offshore wind farm will be located some 20 miles off the coast of the seaside town of Cromer in North Norfolk. The project is now under development and the first of the 67 turbines will come on stream early 2017.