Wind is air in motion
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Wind Power Basics

Wind is simply air in motion. It is caused by the uneven heating of the Earth’s surface by the sun's radiant energy. This motion is due to difference in the earth's surface composition, which causes a difference in the rate at which the sun’s energy is absorbed. An ideal situation for the formation of wind… Continue reading Wind Power Basics

30MW Vader Piet Wind Farm, Aruba
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ABC Islands Wind Farms

The islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao forms  a chain of islands in the Caribbean known as the Leeward Antilles. Together these islands has an installed wind capacity of approximately 71 MW. These islands feature the longest continuous history of wind energy utilization in the Caribbean (since 1983), as well as a novel 28 MW integrated (bio-diesel/wind/storage) energy system… Continue reading ABC Islands Wind Farms

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Largest Onshore Wind Farms in the World

The following is a list of the five larges wind farms in the world: 1. The Alta Wind Energy Center is a wind farm located in Tehachapi Pass of the Tehachapi Mountains, in Kern County, California. As of 2013, it is the largest wind farm in the world, with a installed capacity of 1,320 megawatt… Continue reading Largest Onshore Wind Farms in the World

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Wigton makes move to increase its Capacity by 62%

Wigton Windfarm Limited's (WWFL) plans to start expansion of its 38.7 megawatts (MW) wind farm by an additional 24 MW this year . Wigton phase III, which will be located in Rose Hill, Manchester on lands adjoining the company’s 38.7 MW wind farm complex, is projected to generate an additional energy of 63 gigawatt-hours (GWh)… Continue reading Wigton makes move to increase its Capacity by 62%

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Cuba gone with the Winds

Cuba, the largest of the beautiful islands of the Caribbean - often referred to as the "Pearl of the Antilles", recently unveiled plans to embark on a massive wind power development project. The project will see the integration of eight new wind farms into the Cuban National Electricity Grid by 2020, projected to contribute 280… Continue reading Cuba gone with the Winds

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Jamaica Leads with 41.93 (MW)

Jamaica currently leads the Caribbean in wind energy integration, boasting an installed capacity of 41.93MW (Megawatts). Its latest addition to the national grid being the Munro Find Farm, completed in September 2010. The Munro Wind Farm is a 3MW power plant, own and operates by the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPSCo.). The plant consisting of… Continue reading Jamaica Leads with 41.93 (MW)