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Documents presented here are not the product of nor are they necessarily endorsed by National Wind Watch. These resource documents are provided to assist anyone wishing to research the issue of industrial wind power and the impacts of its development. The information should be evaluated by each reader to come to their own conclusions about the many areas of debate.


Date added:  July 26, 2017
Economics, GridPrint storyE-mail story

Researchers Have Been Underestimating the Cost of Wind and Solar

Author:  Tverberg, Gail | Economics, Grid

A big part of our problem is that we are dealing with variables that are “not independent.” If we add subsidized wind and solar, that act, by itself, changes the needed pricing for all of the other types of electricity. The price per kWh of supporting types of electricity needs to rise, because their energy returns on energy invested fall as they are used in a less efficient manner. This same problem affects all of the other pricing approaches as well, including levelized cost of energy. Thus, our current pricing approaches make intermittent wind and solar look much more beneficial than they really are.

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Date added:  July 23, 2017
Economics, Europe, Germany, Grid, TechnologyPrint storyE-mail story

Windenergie in Deutschland und Europa

Author:  Linnemann, Thomas; and Vallana, Guido | Economics, Europe, Germany, Grid, Technology

Windenergie in Deutschland und Europa [Wind energy in Germany and Europe: Status quo, potentials, and challenges in the baseload supply of electricity – Part 1: Developments in Germany since 2010] English Abstract: In Germany, the installed nominal capacity of all wind turbines has increased eightfold over the past 16 years to 50,000 megawatts today. In the 18 most important European countries using wind energy today, the nominal capacity rose twelvefold to more than 150,000 megawatts. One essential physical property of wind . . .

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Date added:  July 20, 2017
Contracts, IowaPrint storyE-mail story

Memorandum of lease

Author:  Upland Prairie c/o Apex Clean Energy | Contracts, Iowa

1. Lease. For the term and upon the provisions set forth in that Wind Energy Lease of even date herewith (the “Effective Date”) between Landlord and Tenant (the “Lease”), all of which provisions are specifically made a part hereof as though fully and completely set forth herein, Landlord hereby leases to Tenant, and Tenant hereby leases from Landlord for Wind Energy Purposes, that certain real property (the “Property”) located in Clay County, Iowa, as more particularly described in Exhibit “A” . . .

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Date added:  July 20, 2017
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Wind farm participation and support agreement

Author:  Apex Clean Energy | Contracts, Ohio

Owner is the owner of that certain tract of real property located in Van Wert County, Ohio … 1. Setback Waiver. 1.1 To the extent that any applicable law, ordinance, regulation or permit establishes, or has established, minimum setbacks from the exterior boundaries of the Property (or any structures thereon) for Windpower Facilities constructed on Wind Farm Property, Owner hereby waives any and all such setback requirements (the “Setback Waiver”); provided however, Grantee agrees not to construct a Wind Turbine within . . .

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