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When The Wind Stops Blowing

When The Wind Stops Blowing

Renewable energy generated from wind and solar sources does not produce CO2, so it does not  contribute to climate change.  But what happens when the wind stops blowing or the Sun is not shining?  Electric generating utilities can manage the predictable ups and downs from renewable energy sources, but rapid and unexpected changes cause major problems. Electricity grids require a continuous balance between energy supply and demand. Renewable generation, such as solar and wind is intermittent, and that is slowing their adoption into the grid systems. Altairnano Technologies, in Anderson, IN produces a battery based system to deal with the…
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Solar Systems of Indiana, Inc.

Solar Systems of Indiana, Inc.

Bloomington residents and businesses are going solar and Solar Systems of Indiana, Inc. is helping them meet their alternative energy goals.  The company has been operating since 2006, and its certifications include: NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practioners), MREA (Midwest Renewable Energy Association), and SEI (Solar Energy International).  In addition to designing and installing residential and commercial renewable energy systems, it also offers educational energy conservation programs. Solar Systems’ mission is to design and install renewable energy systems that are reliable, safe, high performance and pollution free. They strive to construct code-compliant systems that are safe and long…
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SunWind Power Systems

Location: 5324 Hanka Rd. Floyds Knobs, IN 47119, Floyd County Engineer Jeremy Coxon started teaching himself about renewable energy while working for the Lilly Corporation in Indianapolis. His job there, finding best practices for reliable energy management, taught him the economic value of systems that would not shut down when the electrical grid lost power. About ten years ago his family visited Germany. There, despite having far less solar and wind energy possible than we have here, renewable energy was booming. Germany continues to lead the world in renewable energy. Germany is well on the way to reaching its national…
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Boston company plans Indiana hydroelectric project

View Original Post here. Written by: Rick Callahan, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — A Boston-based company announced plans Thursday to retrofit and reactivate a long-idle southern Indiana hydroelectric power plant in a $12 million project. Free Flow Power Corp. plans to install four turbines at the Williams Dam on the east fork of the White River in Lawrence County and upgrade the dam’s existing powerhouse. Water coursing through the turbines at the site about nine miles west of Bedford would generate about four megawatts of electricity — enough to power about 2,500 Indiana homes. Tom Feldman, Free Flow Power’s vice president of project…
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Rural Converse church harnesses wind to generate electricity

Richland Chapel Location:  5048 N 900 W 27 Converse, IN 46919-9380 Daniel R. Gangler (view original posting ) CONVERSE, Ind. – When the wind blows hard across the open spaces of central Indiana, roof shingles fly, backyard sheds blow into nearby fields and in the winter months, water pipes freeze and burst open.“We ought to make use of that wind,” thought George Kilmer. He’s a member of Richland Chapel United Methodist Church northeast of Converse, Ind., in the middle of the state where the land is flat and the wind blows constantly. The dream of harnessing that wind to drive an…
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