It turns out there's plenty of wind energy, five times  greater than current global consumption at wind farms current generation of development. Wind energy is a young technology which continues to progress rapidly with far more potential than we might imagine, and it's becoming more competitive falling from 38 U.S. cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) in 1986 to between 2 and 3 cents per kWh today. As the industry has matured, turbines have grown larger, making them far more powerful while at the same time safer for birds and bats.
- TOTAL INSTALLED U.S. WIND ENERGY CAPACITY: 9,149 MW as of Dec 31, 2005
- Washington State Summary:
- Installed MW = 390*
- Planned MW = 230.0*
- Wind Energy Potential:
- Average Power Output (MW): 3,740
- Annual kWh: 33 Billion
- Rank in US: 24th**
- Updated: January 18, 2006
- 2005 Wind Potential study Global wind potential maps stanford.edu
- A German energy company investing in wind turbines. Owns 13 wind parks as of October 2004 enertrag.de
- renewable. rechargeable. remarkable. - Flow batteries can turn intermittent wind power from a utility manager's headache to a green and reliable energy source.
- http://www.pleiades-enterprises.bigstep.com/generic24.html - renewables.
- GE over 7,000 (5,600 MW) worldwide wind turbine, two decades of knowledge and expertise, 1.5 to 3.6 megawatts.
- Advanced Boiling Water Reactor built in only four years for a cost ranging from $1,400 to $1,600 USD per kW. GE’s N series steam turbines are two-stage, reheat, tandem compound designs for nuclear applications up to 1,500 MW
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