[rescue] DC Voltage distro (Was:SGI Challenge L... )

Steve Hatle shatle at nfldinet.com
Mon Sep 20 12:49:23 CDT 2004

Carleton College just finished off their wind turbine about a mile out of
Northfield in the cornfields of southeast Minnesota. It's impressive; I run
or bike by it a couple of times a week. It's probably 10 stories tall to to
tip of the blade when it's at the top. It's also mesmerizing to watch...

St. Olaf (my school, across town) is going to build one as well. I'm sure
Carleton getting one had nothing to do with it. <grin>

Surprisingly, southern Minnesota is apparently highly ranked for wind
potential in the 48 contiguous states.



> From: William Enestvedt <William.Enestvedt at jwu.edu>
> Reply-To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
> Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2004 13:23:28 -0400
> To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
> Subject: RE: [rescue] DC Voltage distro (Was:SGI Challenge L... )
> Wes Will wrote:
>> ..but for serious wattage, nothing beats falling water and
>> moving air. Those on the coasts might do well with wave
>> generators, since the one thing you can count on there is the tide.
>    You'd think so, but you'd be surprised by the NIMBY screeching from
> all the wealthy coast-dwellers who object to wind turbines towers that
> are planned for something like SIXTY MILES off shore out by Cape Cod.
>    *sigh*
> -wde
> --
> Will Enestvedt
> UNIX System Administrator
> Johnson & Wales University -- Providence, RI
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