UMPI Website Introduces new section entitled Live Turbine Data

This long awaited section is brand new to the UMPI website (2/24/10) http://www.umpi.edu/wind

Although the $ 2 million turbine was commissioned nine months ago (see May 15, 2009 Bangor Daily News

http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/106065.html), unfortunately there are no data posted yet.
However, there is a letter from the university president Donald Zillman, who is also a coauthor of the book "Beyond the Carbon Economy".
The turbine is expected to produce OVER $100,000 in annual electricity savings, avoid emissions of 572 tons of carbon dioxide and produce one million KWH of electricity every year.
So it will be a true educational experience to see the actual production and wind measurement data, particularly in that such data are often hard to come by.

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Comment by Joanne Moore on February 25, 2010 at 4:39pm
Noise wise, or decible wise, there is no way to compare this turbine on a flat area with one on a ridgeline, hill or mountain. Sound travels differently in hilly places and in the water.

Go out onto a flat plain and yell "hellooooooooo", Your voice does not travel all that far. Now go up into the hills and yell "hellooooooooo", and your voice will answer back over and over, reverberating up and down the hillside for miles. We call it an echo. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that placement of wind turbines on flat, open areas will mitigate most noise problems. So what does the industry do? Yup. Place them where the sound will carry for miles while it bounces from one hilly patch to another. No too smaaaaaaart.

Good luck saving all that money on electricity, UMPI. Sacco put one up and now the data is not being displayed. Hmmm. Wonder why.


Disclaimer: I am not a rocket scientist.

Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

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Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

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(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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