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Wind turbine burns, Lahr, GermanyWind turbine burns, Lahr, Germany - photo by Christopher Breithaupt, Badische ZeitungOct 06, 2013
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Ontario landscapeOntario landscape near RipleyOct 06, 2013
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Wind farm and transformer station in the North SeaA wind farm and a transformer station in the North Sea not yet connected to an electric grid - Gordon Welters for The International Herald TribuneSep 19, 2013
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Wind-power generation does not correlate with demandWind-power generation (blue), insolation (gold), and power demand (red) time series data show wind energy's poor correlation with demand. Thirty days of data collected in April 2010 from Bonneville Power Administration are superimposed and normalized to their maximum values. Average values are in color-highlighted black lines. From Barnhart et al., DOI:10.1039/C3EE41973HSep 12, 2013
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Wind turbine sizes over the yearsNote significant increase in wind turbine size in 2000 - from Garrad HassanJul 29, 2013
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Wind turbine sizes over the yearsNote significant leap in 2000 - from http://engineering.case.edu/emac/news/Carbon-Nanotube-ReinforcedJul 29, 2013
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Power lines in the Thuringian Forest, GermanyPower lines run through the Thuringian Forest in central Germany - in order to cope with the shifting production and demands of Germany's electricity grid, massive lengths of power lines are being built across Germany, often through nature reserves like this oneJul 15, 2013
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1.5-MW 400-ft-high 640 feet from a home in Scituate, Mass.1.5-MW 400-ft-high $6-million wind turbine 640 feet from a home in Scituate, Massachusetts - photo by courtesy of Alliance for Responsible Siting of Alternative Energy Installations, www.altenergysiting.orgJun 06, 2013
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Sherbino 2, TexasThe 150 megawatt (MW) wind farm is located approximately 40 miles east of Fort Stockton, Texas. Sherbino 2 is 100% owned and operated by BP Wind Energy. Photo from BP.Mar 20, 2013
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Fowler Ridge Wind Farm in Benton County, IndianaFowler Ridge Wind Farm in Benton County, Indiana - located in Benton County about 90 miles northwest of Indianapolis, the project became operational in March 2009 - photo from BPMar 20, 2013
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Cedar Creek 2 Wind Farm, Weld County, ColoradoCedar Creek 2 Wind Farm, Weld County, Colorado. This wind farm moved into commercial operation in October 2011. It is owned 50:50 by BP Wind Energy and Sempra U.S. Gas & Power. BP is operator. Photo from BP.Mar 20, 2013
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Near Kaavalkinaru in Tirunelveli District of Tamil NaduNear Kaavalkinaru in Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu - Photo: A. Shaikmohideen - The HinduFeb 17, 2013
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