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  Wind Power Terms Glossary
Furling Tail--A wind generator protection mechanism where the rotor shaft axis is offset horizontally from the yaw axis, and the tail boom is both offset horizontally and hinged diagonally, thus allowing the tail to fold up and in during high winds.
A disconnected wind generator is NOT loaded, so the blades are free to spin at very high speed without absorbing any energy from the wind, and it is in danger of destruction from overspeeding.
Vertical Axis Wind Turbine--A wind generator design where the rotating shaft is perpendicular to the ground, and the cups or blades rotate parallel to the ground.
www.otherpower.com /glossary.html   (3359 words)

  
 Western Wind Energy
If wind energy were to provide 20% of the nation's electricity -- a very realistic and achievable goal with the current technology -- it could displace more than a third of the emissions from coal-fired power plants, or all of the radioactive waste and water pollution from nuclear power plants.
Wind energy can also negatively impact birds and other wildlife by fragmenting habitat, both through installation and operation of wind turbines themselves and through the roads and power lines that may be needed.
The visual effect of wind farms is a subjective issue, but most of the other criticisms made about wind energy today are exaggerated or untrue, and simply reflect attempts by particular groups to discredit the technology, worry local communities, and turn them against proposed projects.
www.westernwindenergy.com /faq.php   (5341 words)

  
 Other Renewables > Wind Power
The largest generating capacity in the world at present is in Germany, although Denmark is targeting wind as the source of half of its electricity in the near future, if public opposition to their visual intrusion can be overcome.
The other major installations in the US are similarly located in passes where the winds are concentrated.
The Willcox Playa wind solar electric array is a project that needs to be moved forward for it is a totally positive project.
www.azsolarcenter.com /otherre/wind1.html   (334 words)

  
 Wind Engineering Research Center
The Wind Engineering Mobile Instrumented Tower Experiment (WEMITE) is a pilot program whose focus is on quickly deploying an instrumented, structurally reinforced, mobile tower in the direct path of severe wind events such as thunderstorm outflows and landfalling hurricanes to acquire high-resolution wind speed data valuable to the wind engineering community.
The new wind tunnel facility is a closed-circuit tunnel with a 17m long section serving as two test sections; a 2m wide by 1.2m high aerodynamic section (AERO) followed by a 2m wide by 1.5m high boundary-layer (BL) section.
The water tow tank is used to determine flow around buildings and structures as well as to measure pressures on surfaces of various structures or forces on structures.
www.ngdc.noaa.gov /seg/hazard/resource/methaz/swind_w.html   (487 words)

  
 Department of Energy - Wind
Wind energy uses the energy in the wind for practical purposes like generating electricity, charging batteries, pumping water, or grinding grain.
Wind turbines convert the kinetic energy of the wind into other forms of energy.
Wind energy diversifies the nation's energy supply, takes advantage of a domestic resource, and helps the nation meet its commitments to curb emissions of greenhouse gases, which threaten the stability of global climates.
www.energy.gov /energysources/wind.htm   (233 words)

  
 Le Guin, The Other Wind (072legu2)
Wind is a quest, but a rather strange one, one outside the tradition of Quest that has come to dominate commodity fantasy.
What makes Wind a work of fiction, rather than another New Age book of platitudes wrapped up in some worthless, self-aggrandizing author's-shadow-character's pseudoquest for self-enlightenment as in Jonathan Livingston Guano, is the care Le Guin pays to making the characters consistent with both themselves and with their context.
The Other Wind is proof that integrating the theme with the characters, plot, environment, and prose is worthwhile.
savage.authorslawyer.com /reviews/072legu2.shtml   (826 words)

  
 Harvesting the Wind
Even land that remains in CRP could be considered for wind development by removing from the contract the few acres needed for the tower base and access roads.
Commercial-scale wind energy development is occurring in limited geographic areas where wind potential is highest (see map).
Wind energy course for farmers and rural landowners available in many communities beginning in early 1997: Sustainable Resources Center, Lisa Daniels, 1916 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN Harvesting the Wind: An Assessment of Farmer Interest in Wind Energy for Economic Development (1995).
www.mda.state.mn.us /crp/wind.htm   (1233 words)

  
 Weather One - Let the Winds Blow
Winds are created when there are differences in air pressure from one area to another.
Winds at ground level are produced from low and high-pressure areas at or near the ground.
Winds at higher levels are associated with the jet stream or other wind system.
www.urbanext.uiuc.edu /weather/4.html   (558 words)

  
 Wind Energy in Hawaii   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Wind is the natural movement of air across the land or sea.
Wind is caused by uneven heating and cooling of the earth's surface and by the earth's rotation.
Wind towers and turbine blades are subject to damage from high winds and lighting.
www.wci.wcsd.k12.ca.us /itech/Alternate_energy/sites/wind_energy.htm   (1930 words)

  
 The Other Wind - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Other Wind is the Sixth and (so far) last of a series of books written by Ursula K. Le Guin and set in her fantasy archipelago of Earthsea.
Accompanied by three wizards, two dragons in human form, and one Kargad princess, he sails to Roke where, together with the Masters of that island, they are able to right an ancient wrong and restore the balance.
The Other Wind continues the stories of Lebannen, Tenar, Tehanu, and, in a minor role, Ged, from the previous books.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Other_Wind   (418 words)

  
 Wind
All winds, from gentle breezes to raging hurricanes, are caused by differences in the temperature of the atmosphere, by rotation of the Earth, and by unequal heating of the continents and the oceans.
Students will learn how wind is created on earth, identify good and bad effects of the wind, make a weather vane and practice using it, and understand what a wind gauge/anemometer does.
This site has activities to focus on characteristics of wind, forces that cause wind, the effects of wind, and wind as a viable source of renewable energy for the 21st century.
www.42explore.com /wind.htm   (1057 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Other Wind (The Earthsea Cycle, Book 6): Books: Ursula K. Le Guin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The sorcerer Alder has the power of mending, but it may have become the power of destruction: every night he dreams of the wall between the land of the living and the land of the dead, and the wall is being dismantled.
The Other Wind is the best fantasy novel I have read in many years, as good as anything LeGuin has written.
Others among the living begin to share similar dreams, all pointing to some fundamental problem with the world of the living, caused by its sorcerers, that keeps the dead imprisoned in a state worse than oblivion.
www.amazon.com /Other-Wind-Earthsea-Cycle-Book/dp/0151006849   (2658 words)

  
 REPP: WIND
Wind energy, the world's fastest growing energy source, is a clean and renewable source of energy that has been in use for centuries in Europe and more recently in the United States and other nations.
Wind turbines, both large and small, produce electricity for utilities and homeowners and remote villages.
Offshore wind farms are wind developments located in submerged lands, lands that are owned by state and federal governments.
www.crest.org /wind/index.html   (427 words)

  
 Wind Powering America: State Wind Resource Maps
Below is a color-coded map, which indicates which states have validated wind resource maps, which states are planned, and other wind maps that have not been validated.
Before you plan to install your own wind turbine or wind farm, you must know if the wind resource in your location is adequate.
Wind resource at a micro level can vary significantly; therefore, you should get a professional evaluation of your specific area of interest.
www.eere.energy.gov /windandhydro/windpoweringamerica/wind_maps.asp   (189 words)

  
 The Other Wind (Ursula Le Guin) - book review
Recently bereft of his wife, he has dreams in which she and others among the dead call to him across the wall from the dry land, with the result that he can barely sleep.
The Other Wind begins with Alder arriving at Gont Port and then trudging up to Re Albi: a humdrum and prosaic beginning, but rendered by Le Guin in compelling and seemingly effortless prose.
The other element of The Other Wind that provides tension and uncertainty is the gradual revelation of information about the fundamental nature of Earthsea, about the relationship between Karego-At, the Hardic lands, and the dragons, and the significance of the wall and the land of the dead in The Farthest Shore.
dannyreviews.com /h/Other_Wind.html   (593 words)

  
 Cape Wind
Opponents of the Cape Wind project have poured millions of dollars into a campaign aimed at substituting myth for fact regarding a project that could put Massachusetts where it should be - at the leading edge of efforts to promote clean energy.
There also was no system for leasing those lands for wind energy development on a competitive basis - though, as a practical matter, no other wind developer with an expressed interest in siting a facility in Nantucket Sound existed at the time.
Given Cape Wind's scrupulous adherence to this lengthy review process, it is galling that the project's opponents, urged on by Senator Kennedy, are trying to maneuver the U.S. Congress to hand the Massachusetts governor unqualified veto power over the siting of this project in Nantucket Sound.
www.capewind.org /print.php?sid=672   (743 words)

  
 Other Wind | Weblogs as Place   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Other Wind is on a map, in the sense that it is linked to from other locations.
My husband, David, points out that a weblog, or any site on the web, is different from a physical site because you can visit it directly, and usually quickly, from any location.
Comments from the outside can add a dimension of otherness and perhaps chaos, but they too are under control.
otherwind.fademark.net /archives/000396.html   (362 words)

  
 BookPage Fiction Review: The Other Wind   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
REVIEW BY GAVIN J. The Other Wind is the sixth book in Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea series, which becomes, with this addition, one of the richest fantasies ever created.
He is a minor character, anchoring us in the world, bringing other characters together, yet keeping out of the way of the wizards and rulers of the lands.
In earlier Earthsea novels, Ged and others crossed the border into the land of the dead.
www.bookpage.com /0109bp/fiction/the_other_wind.html   (368 words)

  
 FAQ about the Wind Chimes
This creates a wind chime that can be listened to for much longer periods of time than many other wind chimes.
The wind chimes are made with copper tubes and solid brass hardware, which are both non-rusting metals.
The wind catchers are made from recycled copper roof flashing, which has been torched to create attractive colors and then enamel coated.
www.thunderbirdchimes.com /page2.html   (498 words)

  
 Ursula K. Le Guin:  The Other Wind
The novel begins with a visit by the mender Alder to Ged to understand why he is not only able to visit the land of the of the dead, but also to interact with the dead, most especially his wife.
If The Other Wind does suffer, it is because the themes Le Guin is developing in this novel (and which follow rather naturally from themes developed in the earlier books), have a tendency to upstage the plot and characterizations Le Guin is portraying.
This combination makes The Other Wind less of a juvenile novel than the original trilogy, but more substantial from the point of one who truly wishes to contemplate the complexities of legend and death as Le Guin presents them.
www.sfsite.com /~silverag/otherwind.html   (496 words)

  
 NC Wind Energy - Other Research
An "Advice from the Expert" article by Mick Sagrillo on his research regarding small wind systems' interaction with TV, radio, and cellular communication systems.
The Tennessee Valley Authority Environmental Assessment Report on 3 scenarios for wind development: 1) 20MW on Buffalo Mountain 2) 20MW on Stone Mountain 3) not building a 20 MW wind farm and associated energy storage facility.
This report outlines research conducted in Australia regarding electromagnetic behaviors and the mechanics of wind systems.
www.wind.appstate.edu /research/other.php   (76 words)

  
 The Other Wind - sffworld.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It seems to me like she sees the female and male characters in the same light; both are capable of strength or weakness, and no one is judged by physical attractiveness.
I was really disappointed with Tehanu, it seemed like Le Guin hijacked her own world in order to make some feminist arguments - almost as if late in life she got annoyed with the way of things and decided to use Earthsea as a vehicle for some venting.
But The Other Wind was fabulous, right back in the vein of The Farthest Shore, which has always been my favourite of the series.
www.sffworld.com /forums/showthread.php?p=99380   (1265 words)

  
 Wind Power
Wind power is especially helpful here in the winter to capture both the ferocious and gentle mountain winds during the times of least sunlight and highest power use.
Somehow the project became the 'Wind Farm' and there are now turbines flying in the area sporting a whale, a rooster, and a pig for tail vanes.
The other popular wind generator of the era was the Jacobs.
www.otherpower.com /otherpower_wind.html   (2394 words)

  
 SolarWeb: other solar/wind desalination   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Desalting units that use solar collectors or wind energy devices to provide heat or electrical energy also have been build to operate standard desalting processes like RO, electrodialysis, or distillation.
The economics of operating these plants tend to be related to the cost of producing energy with these alternative energy devices.
At the present time, using conventional energy to drive desalting devices is generally more cost-effective than using solar and wind-driven devices, although appropriate applications for solar and wind-driven desalters do exist.
www.serve.com /damien/home/solarweb/desal/other_solarwind.html   (158 words)

  
 Hull Wind.org
There are two PowerPoint presentations; one is an overview of Energy issues called Energy Without Waste prepared for one hour with middle school students and the other Wind Presentation to A Town that was used in 15 minutes in a community introduction.
V is for Vestas, and the number is the diameter of the blades, in meters.
Wind energy resources from State to State, as well as, Internationally, are included from the American Wind Energy Association.
www.hullwind.org /education.php   (702 words)

  
 Flame Bait Discussion: The Other Wind
The Other Wind was published the same year as Tales of Earthsea, no doubt with the intention that the Tales anthology would lead into the full length novel.
New to The Other Wind is that the humans chose east and the dragons west.
Tehanu ascends to her dragon form and remains flying on the other wind with Irian and the other dragons when everyone else goes back to the Archipelago.
www.sabrecat.net /othrwind.html   (1862 words)

  
 The SF Site Featured Review: The Other Wind
Ursula K. Le Guin was born in 1929, the daughter of a writer and an anthropologist.
The Other Wind follows her into that destiny, and a final redemption of her suffering.
Where the other books have been primarily single-viewpoint narratives, Le Guin here uses a multiple-viewpoint technique, slipping gracefully in and out of her characters' heads, offering not just different pieces of the tale, but different perspectives on it.
www.sfsite.com /11b/ow116.htm   (1779 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited Books | Review | Review: The Other Wind by Ursula Le Guin
But Le Guin has worked out why women can't do proper spells, why her version of death is so nightmarish, and, indeed, why there is magic at all - and what it does to the world, for all the fancy talk of balance that the authorities draw on.
In The Other Wind the premise is very similar to The Farthest Shore - but this time the dead are appearing in dreams, reaching over the stone wall, even dismantling it, and trying to draw us in.
But there is more to The Other Wind than that: Le Guin's consistency now becomes revealed as a kind of destiny, a drive towards democracy if you like, an implicit impatience with the highfalutin genealogies such bogus mythologies are compelled to recite.
books.guardian.co.uk /review/story/0,12084,763698,00.html   (1291 words)

  
 The Other Wind
The Other Wind, the eagerly awaited fifth episode, is one for the fans because you must have read the other four to understand the threads that lead through them to this climax.
But it is Ged’s adopted daughter Tehanu (Book 4, Tehanu), torn between her dragon and human natures, and his wife Tenar, the former High Priestess (Book 2, The Tombs of Atuan), who must face and solve the desperate dilemma facing the living and the dead.
The Other Wind is also one for the fans because it makes you want to go back to the earlier episodes to hunt for the clues you know are there.
www.latrobe.edu.au /childlit/Reviews/OtherWind.htm   (471 words)

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