Daily Archives: March 4, 2017

Packaged Solar System Concept Demonstrates An Integrated Approach

By Nicholas Brown A few years ago, I constructed a “plug and play” solar system concept, which contains a 12 volt solar power input, charge controller, lead-acid battery, 120 volt inverter, and 120 volt receptacles for experimental purposes. I wanted to see if this packaged concept could be practical, so I’ve been using it to…

Proposed increase to Incidental Take of bat and nēnē at Kaheawa #HI

By National Wind Watch The state is proposing to issue an amended Incidental Take License at Kaheawa Wind Power II above Mā‘alaea to increase the amount of deaths allowed for the Hawaiian hoary bat and the nēnē during facility operations. The state Department of Land and Natural Resources proposes to approve an amended Habitat Conservation…

Swanton wind will go ahead despite PSB setback #VT

By National Wind Watch The Public Service Board on Thursday denied a wind-power developer’s bid to secure a contract with Green Mountain Power, but left open the possibility of a separate contract under different terms. Swanton Wind, whose principals, Travis and Ashley Belisle, hope to put as many as seven wind turbines on their land…

Branan: Time to end wind subsidies #OK

By National Wind Watch Frank Keating recently exhibited a great deal of courage. Our former governor wrote in a Feb. 24 column in the Tulsa World that is was a mistake for him to sign legislation in 2001 that established the zero-emissions tax credit. The credit was supposed to cost Oklahoma less than $2 million…

’Ndrángheta: infiltrazione parco eolico, sequestro da 350 mln #ITA

By National Wind Watch [Criminal infiltration of seized wind energy facilities in Sicily] Tra le proprietà sequestrate spicca il parco eolico ‘Wind farm’ di Isola di Capo Rizzuto (Crotone) che è tra i più grandi d’Europa per estensione e potenza erogata. E per questo sul registro degli indagati finirono 31 persone: esponenti delle cosche locali,…

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