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Two of those turbines produce an unusual 25-hertz cycle electricity, but Rainwater said frequency converters are available to switch to more conventional 60-cycle power.
The biggest chunk would be some $280 million in federal tax credits that PSE will take in over the years from operating wind-power turbines.
Costs Falling The offshore wind industry by contrast has seen its costs plunge as the capacity of its turbines doubled since 2007.
But instead of smashing the bottle of champagne against the base of the turbines, Bezos positioned himself atop one, several hundred feet in the air, jauntily wearing a hard hat and defiantly destroying the bubbly.
Some 111 tons of weight in each anchor ensure that the turbines stand upright.
Some of the city's drainage pumps and some turbines that help power the city's oldest pump stations were offline earlier this week, city records showed.
Its pumps, along with the turbines and generators that power them, were in use Monday (Oct 2) when storms put up to 6 inches of rain in sections of the city, causing street flooding and underpasses to fill.
In fact, the world’s top wind turbine producer, Vestas, is opening a factory for turbine blades in Russia to comply with the local content requirements.
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The oldest and simplest form of turbine is the waterwheel, which is made to rotate by water falling across its blades and into buckets suspended from them. Hero of Alexandria invented the first steam-driven turbine in the 1st century A.D., but a commercially practical steam turbine wasn't developed until 1884; steam turbines are now the main elements of electric power stations. Jet engines are gas turbines. A turbojet engine uses a turbine to compress the incoming air that feeds the engine before being ejected to push the plane forward; a turboprop engine uses its exhaust to drive a turbine that spins a propeller. A wind turbine generates electricity by being turned by the wind; the largest now have vanes with a turning diameter of over 400 feet.
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