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Texas Wind Energy Success in Culberson County

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Van Horn Texas Wind EnergyThe Delaware Mountain Wind Farm in Culberson County Texas is been in operation since going live in 1999. This site has wind turbines producing 30 MW of green renewable energy.

American National Wind Power is a subsidiary of National Wind Power. This wind farm is National Wind Power’s (NWP) first project in Texas and is located in Culberson County, northeast of the town of Van Horn in West Texas.

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The ranch on which it is built is used for raising cattle and deer and is also the site of the West Texas Wind Farm Power Project, described below. Given the right legislative environment, NWP plan to develop it to a full potential of 250MW.

LCRA Wind Farm in Culberson County Texas Wind Power

The power produced by the Delaware Mountain Wind Farm is purchased by the Lower Colorado River Authority (Austin, Texas) and Reliant Energy HL&P (Houston, Texas) for distribution to their customers.

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Texas Windmill, Wind Energy in Texas, Texas First Wind Farm

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Located in the Delaware Mountains of West Texas, close to the Guadalupe Mountains National park, this successful wind farm is only a few miles from the highest peak in the Lone Star State. The farm is owned by the General Land Office & Lower Colorado River Authority. It is a 35 MW producing successful venture located in Culberson County, Texas. This farm has been cranking out power since go-live in 1995.wind farm texas

The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) teamed with the General Land Office GLO) and private industry to develop this commercial wind power plant, the first in Texas. The Texas Wind Power Project, located in Culberson County in West Texas, has 112 Kenetech 33M-VS wind turbines capable of generating 35 megawatts of electricity — enough to power 12,000 to 15,000 homes. Since the ribbon-cutting for the Texas Wind Power Project in 1995, the Texas’ Permanent School Fund earned more than $750.000 from it. The project is expected to earn more than $3 million for the PSF and create $300 million in increased economic activity over the 25-year lease period.

Well, I might as well let people know.  This Texas’ Permanent School Fund sounds great, but fact is, the CCISD, Culberson County Independant School District is very poor and having a hard time.  I can’t see what benefit that this wind farm has brought the local community of Van Horn, the county seat.  Aside from a guy or two that now have jobs watching the wind farm and maintaining, the schhol district is still very poor and not benefiting from the wind farm in any visible way.  The power in fact is transmitted all the way to Austin on some of the county’s wind farms.

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Solar Power in Texas, Solar Ponds

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

A solar pond is large-scale solar thermal energy collector with integral heat storage for supplying thermal energy. A solar pond can be used for various applications, such as process heating, water desalination, refrigeration, drying and Solar power generation.

A solar pond is simply a pool of water which collects and stores solar energy. It contains layers of salt solutions with increasing concentration (and therefore density) to a certain depth, below which the solution has a uniform high salt concentration.  This is a picture of a solar energy pond at El Paso Texas.el paso solar energy pond

When solar radiation (sunlight) is absorbed, the density gradient prevents heat in the lower layers from moving upwards by convection and leaving the pond. This means that the temperature at the bottom of the pond will rise to over 90 °C while the temperature at the top of the pond is usually around 30 °C. The heat trapped in the salty bottom layer can be used for many different purposes, such as the heating of buildings or industrial hot water or to drive a turbine for generating electricity.

The largest operating solar pond for electricity generation was the Bet Ha Areva pond built in Israel (now the Palestinian West Bank) and operated up until 1988. It had an area of 210,000 m and gave an electrical output of 5 MW.

Today in Israel they have a 150-KW Solar Pond.  Collectors and Storage tanks are not used in this system. The pond is filled with a dense saline solution. The density of the saline solution on the bottom of the pond resists the convection process which would cause mixing. The result is a very hot layer of water on the bottom which is pumped through a heat exchanger. This was developed by Ormat Turbines.

The small power-generating station located at the southern end of the Dead Sea.  These inexpensive, naturally occurring phenomena are the secret to a safe and reliable energy production.  An Israeli manufacturer of Rankine cycle turbines called Ormat Turbines, have developed a great system which uses heat which gathers and stores in a pool of salt water.  The system generates up to 150 kilowatts of electrical power.  The man made pond measuring 75,347 square feet and about 8 feet deep.

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WindEnergy7.com is granting dealer territory by county map. So the opportunity to be exclusive dealer for your county and surrounding counties is most likely still available. This is a first come first serve opportunity and counties are going fast to new dealers. Again, first step is to buy and install a system. As a turbine owner you are now really in a position to show and help others do same. As a customer of WindEnergy7.com you will be learning everything about home wind turbines and will become very comfortable with the technology. You will notice how interested friends and neighbors are, and how systems are so easy to sell. Once you have bought a system, all you have to invest to be a dealer is your time and effort.

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Wal-Mart installs 50kw Small Wind Turbine, Attention Getter

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

Wal-Mart recently unveiled a new store outside of Dallas, Texas. The store’s design combines a host of renewable energy technologies including numerous solar PV arrays, two, small wind turbines, a bio-fuel boiler to recycle and burn recovered oil from store operations and a nearly endless list of energy-saving and sustainable design principles.walmart-dallas-small-wind-turbine

The company has arranged through the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and other partners to analyze every aspect of this experiment. If successful, this will change the way Wal-Mart, designs, constructs, and manages buildings and their energy use. Usually the rest of the retail industry follows Wal-Mart’s lead on all kinds of methods, maybe this one too.

The most visible innovation can be seen from far away, serving as a fitting beacon for the experimental store: a 50 kW small wind turbine. The 146 foot tower is an eye catching attention getter that makes it stand out and get attention. A local car dealer is also inquiring, says the turbine is a great attention getter and he wants one for his car dealership that sits on the freeway. Why not?  It beats renting those large spotlights and it pays for itself, what advertisement pays for itself?  A small wind turbine…

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Ballinger Texas School District Wind Power Project

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

 Ballinger Independent School District’s is progressing with the 2007 CREBs proposed community wind project for the construction of Mitsubishi 250 turbines to power the schools electrical needs.

The Texas school district in Ballinger prepared and submitted applications for federal Clean Renewable Energy Bonds (CREBs) in 2007.  Ballinger was awarded the equivalent of about 1 million dollars (or 750 KW) in bond sales.  CREBs legislation requires the first bond payment be made by the end of 2008, thus construction continues this summer.ballinger texas school wind energy project

Ballinger’s superintendent Scott Goen met with the wires company which services the Ballinger district, AEP, on February the 19th 2007 to discuss power sale options. 

The plans are to construct three community wind sized turbines at the end of the high school campus’s soccer fields.  These 250-KW Mitsubishi turbines are remanufactured, which means that since previous operation they underwent significant overhauls, such as generator rewinding, gearbox rebuilding, hub re-surfacing, new controls and rebuilt hydraulics. 

Ballinger ISD is enhancing the district financial stability by establishing the district’s ability to generate its own power.  Ballinger ISD plans to offset district energy costs with behind the meter interconnection.

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Texas Wind Farm, Indian Mesa, Pecos County

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Wind farms in west Texas have been located in mountainous areas near Fort Davis, Guadalupe Peak, the mesas east of Fort Stockton, and near Big Spring and Sweetwater. That the initial investment in Fort Stockton was about $200 million.indan-mesa-wind-farm-pecos-county-texas

The Indian Mesa Wind Farm is located in Pecos County, Texas. The project was completed in 2001. One hundred twenty-five Vestas V-47 wind turbines produce up to 83 Megawatts of electricity. Electricity produced by the project is purchased by the Lower Colorado River Authority, Austin, Texas, and TXU Energy Trading Company, Dallas, Texas. The project is connected to the transmission lines of American Electric Power subsidiary West Texas Utilities. The project is built on land owned by local ranching families and by the University of Texas.

The successful wind plant funded by Fort Stockton on I-10 in eastern Pecos County, and the plant near Big Spring generate revenue by selling electricity to electric companies.  These funds are to pay the loan back within a few years.  After the financing is paid off, the revenue would be a benefit, an income.

Much of West Texas is suitable for wind farms since there is plenty of wind and a good infrastructure of high voltage transmission lines.  Texas lawmakers created a hungry market when they wrote a law nine years ago that requires utilities to buy renewable power. On the federal level, a tax credit encourages investors to put money into wind power.

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El Paso County TX Wind Farm, Hueco Mountain

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Located near the Hueco Mountains east of Horizon City, about 35 miles from the City of El Paso’s downtown district is a wind farm, El Paso Electric’s Hueco Mountain Wind Ranch.  The first wind energy generating project in  El Paso County. Resulting from customer suggestions that EPE acquire renewable resources and give customers the opportunity to voluntarily select renewable energy as a power source.texas wind energy hueco wind ranch

The EPE Hueco Wind Ranch has two 660 kilowatt V-47 Vestas wind turbines.  These Vestas turbines have 77-ft.-long rotor blades (154 ft. diameter) mounted on 213-ft. towers. Built in Denmark, the turbines were shipped to the U.S. in January 2001. The top two sections of the three section towers were constructed at Bergen Steel of Canutillo, Texas, and the bottom section was built in Utah.

The vestas 660kW wind turbines are expected to eventually generate approximately 3,000,000 kWh of electricity a year, which is equivalent to the energy needed to power approximately 500 average El Paso households.  Wind turbines in this area will generate the most energy during the winter and spring months.

Cielo Wind Power LLC was selected in January 2000 to develop this wind energy project at an approximate cost of $2.2 million. In December 2000, EPE contracted with Cielo Wind Power LLC to build the wind project and perform operations and maintenance services. Construction on the project began in late December 2000.  This project serves as another example of profitable use of wind turbine technology.

Wind turbines do not generate any emissions to air or water and do not produce hazardous waste. Wind turbines don’t deplete natural resources such as coal, oil, or gas, or cause environmental damage through resource extraction and transportation. The pollution-free electricity generated by wind turbine technology is helping to reduce the environmental pollution in the U.S. and worldwide.

Today, Texas is the leading producer of clean renewable wind power.  Texas has 4,112 megawatts of wind generation capacity as a result of their leadership and vision in wind energy since 1995.  Today Texas wind energy projects are moving forward at a tremendous rate with another 1,478 MW of capacity under construction and 8,012 MW planned and announced.  No other state has more deployed wind energy than the Lone Star state and at this rate, no-one will catch them either.

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Texas Solar Pond in El Paso Generates 70kW

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

solar pond energyIn El paso, Texas, the University of Texas at El Paso, (UTEP) has had a solar pond producing power since 1986. The El Paso Solar Pond project, a research, development, and demonstration project initiated by UTEP in 1983. It has operated since May 1986 and has successfully shown that process heat, electricity, and fresh water can be produced in the southwestern United States using solar pond technology. An organic Rankine-cycle engine generator was installed on site in 1986, making it the first in the U.S. to generate grid connected power, producing up to 70kW. Most of this power has been delivered to Bruce Foods Corporation for peak power shaving. This demonstrates one of the primary benefits of solar ponds: power on demand — even at night or after long periods of cloudy weather.

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Texas Wind Energy is Great Success in Culberson County

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Van Horn Texas Wind EnergyThe Delaware Mountain Wind Farm in Culberson County Texas is been in operation since going live in 1999.  This site has wind turbines producing 30 MW of green renewable energy.

American National Wind Power is a subsidiary of National Wind Power. This wind farm is National Wind Power’s (NWP) first project in Texas and is located in Culberson County, northeast of the town of Van Horn in West Texas. The ranch on which it is built is used for raising cattle and deer and is also the site of the West Texas Wind Farm Power Project, described below.  Given the right legislative environment, NWP plan  to develop it to a full potential of 250MW. The power produced by the Delaware Mountain Wind Farm is purchased by the Lower Colorado River Authority (Austin, Texas) and Reliant Energy HL&P (Houston, Texas) for distribution to their customers.

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