Making Wind Work

There are very few wind farms in just a fraction of this area. For success, wind farms need good wind, willing neighbors, nearby users, transmission lines, and back-up generation. Issues with wind arise from its intermittency and the death of bats and birds due from the rotating blades. Mining for the metals and turbine disposal are also environmental challenges.

Expert(s): Dr. Scott Tinker

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