Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Wind Energy: Wind Power Australia

The second-biggest wind farm in Victoria, Australia – a $326-million project with 128 turbines – will go ahead at Waubra in western Victoria after approval today from the State Government.

Melbourne-based company Wind Power will place the turbines on land leased from local farmers at Waubra, north-east of Ballarat.

The approval for the Waubra development brings the number of wind farms in Victoria to six, with Toora, Codrington and Challicum Hills operational, and construction underway at Wonthaggi and Portland.

The 128 turbines are capable of generating 192 megawatts of wind power or one fifth of the 1,000 megawatt renewable energy target Victoria aims to achieve by 2006.

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Blogger Unknown said...

Wind Energy and the present design of wind mill seem to be at odds to what I learned in Physics class about the transfer of energy and the transformation of energy from mechanical to electrical. I learned that the amount of resistance the source of energy (wind) met resulted in a direct increase in the amount of energy converted to electricity. Those narrow blades don't offer any resistance at all to the wind passing over their narrow blades. How can they convert the wind energy to electricity at a very high rate of power (amps)? I don't believe the present wind turbins are well constructed for the purpose. There should be some competition from other designs.

5:31 pm, June 21, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Woodlawn project has just been approved to move forward as well.

5:16 pm, October 19, 2005  

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