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

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Mon Sep 20 20:06:05 CDT 2004

On Mon, Sep 20, 2004 at 08:31:49PM +0100, Mike Meredith wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Sep 2004 14:17:12 -0400 (EDT), Ethan O'Toole wrote:
> > There was talk of them building a ton of them on the eastern shore of
> > Virginia. Evidentially they sort of, you know, chop up alot of birds.
> That's a new objection to me. The envs haven't thought of that one over
> here ... they just think they look ugly. Personally I think they look
> fine.

I've heard this before, but frankly it's never sounded very plausible to
me because, well, you know ....   a big wind turbine just doesn't *turn*
all that fast.  I don't think I've ever seen a horizontal-axis wind
turbine turning over about 15-20rpm.  The vertical-axis turbines get up
to about 30rpm.

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