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Wind Energy in Rhode Island By: Leanne Farrell
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Wind Energy and Wind Turbines Wind turbines range the amount of energy they can produce 100 kilowatts to 500 kilowatts. 100 kilowatt=1,000 light bulbs In 2005, 17.8 billion kWh per year of electricity were produced by wind turbines, enough to serve more than 1.6 million households. U.S is the third leading country in wind energy production, behind germany and spain. Good sites for wind plants are the tops of smooth, rounded hills, open plains or shorelines, and mountain gaps that produce wind funneling. negative effect on wild bird populations and the visual impact on the landscape
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Benefits of Wind Power Lower utilities bill electricity can be sold back to the regional power grid at a wholesale rate Renewable Energy Certificates RI requires utility companies to purchase a certain amount of electricity from renewable resources One REC represents 1 megawatt-hour of electricity
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