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Author Topic: Why dont People like 'Wind Mills' - Kiwi term  (Read 1339 times)
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« on: November 13, 2010, 10:53:53 AM »

When i was in Palmerston North in New Zealand last i was amased to see over 200 wind turbines on the hills  / mountains around the city and they have viewing stations in the parks with info and history for the kids who come down as part of their schooling to learn about renewable power - Wind then hydro & solar.

Annual Electricity Generation, GWh[2]                  
Year   Hydro   Thermal   Geo   Wind   % Renewable
1975   16,497   1,931   1,350   -   20,126   90%
1980   19,171   1,959   1,206   -   22,700   91%
1985   19,511   6,555   1,165   -   27,673   76%
1990   22,953   5,956   2,091   -   31,467   81%
1995   27,259   5,426   2,049   1   35,244   85%
2000   24,387   10,474   2,756   119   38,285   73%
2005   23,099   14,305   3,007   609   41,670   66%
2009   23,962   11,472   4,542   1,456   42,010   73%

They aim to get back to 90% renewable energy with Wind taking the strain.

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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2010, 01:01:45 PM »

Wind goes very well with hydro because the water usage can be regulated to allow maximum use of wind generated power.   Strange that they waited until 1995  to start.    With a long coastline  and regular ocean winds  it is a logical   choice.     Winds seem to be fairly regular all year round.

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