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(Grist)   In 2007, 25% of wind turbines installed in America were made in America. In 2012 it was 72%   (grist.org) divider line 104
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2013-08-14 01:11:19 PM  
That IS spiffy! I was expecting to read 12% by the time I got to the end of the sentence.
 
2013-08-14 01:16:00 PM  
It would be interesting to know the sum total wind turbines installed so we could know that it wasn't just a drop in the total and the only people still installing them were using American.  I would like to think the install totals have also grown over that time.  That WOULD be spiffy indeed. (to quote kimwim)
 
2013-08-14 01:17:37 PM  

Nogrhi: It would be interesting to know the sum total wind turbines installed so we could know that it wasn't just a drop in the total and the only people still installing them were using American.  I would like to think the install totals have also grown over that time.  That WOULD be spiffy indeed. (to quote kimwim)


Actually RTFA and it seems to answer my question to the positive.  Guess I should have read before posting.
 
2013-08-14 01:32:49 PM  
It would be even better if the Koch brothers would quit their propaganda campaign against wind energy, They three towns in our county  so scare that wind farms would give them migraines, rape there cattle and stampede their women and children that they banned them
to lazy to insert references but look for the Danish Study about wind
 
2013-08-14 01:59:31 PM  
Damn that Obama. He's just like a Republican!
 
2013-08-14 02:10:48 PM  
72% of 5 units sold....is not very good.
 
2013-08-14 02:14:08 PM  
GOP hacks: But, but, but, Solyndra!

Truth:  The vast majority of the government funded green energy initiatives have been successful, and have resulted in job growth as well as industry leadership for American companies.
 
2013-08-14 02:20:01 PM  

ferretman: 72% of 5 units sold....is not very good.


Right, it wouldn't be very good. Except the industry invested $43 billion in wind energy in 2012 - 43% of all new energy investment. That's many more than 5 units sold.
 
2013-08-14 02:20:30 PM  

ferretman: 72% of 5 units sold....is not very good.


you know how i know you've never driven through the midwest?
 
2013-08-14 02:27:57 PM  

NuttierThanEver: It would be even better if the Koch brothers would quit their propaganda campaign against wind energy, They three towns in our county  so scare that wind farms would give them migraines, rape there cattle and stampede their women and children that they banned them
to lazy to insert references but look for the Danish Study about wind


If we farm all the wind, there won't be any wind left, and then who's gonna make weather happen, huh? Your man-crush Stalin?
 
2013-08-14 02:28:07 PM  

FlashHarry: ferretman: 72% of 5 units sold....is not very good.

you know how i know you've never driven through the midwest?


Iowa's wind farms are massive and beautiful.
 
2013-08-14 02:28:09 PM  

ferretman: 72% of 5 units sold....is not very good.


How do you sell 3.6 units? Doesn't it have to be an integer number?
 
2013-08-14 02:28:56 PM  

NuttierThanEver: It would be even better if the Koch brothers would quit their propaganda campaign against wind energy, They three towns in our county  so scare that wind farms would give them migraines, rape there cattle and stampede their women and children that they banned them
to lazy to insert references but look for the Danish Study about wind


I don't usually complain about grammar and spelling, but jesus christ.
 
2013-08-14 02:29:14 PM  
Conservative response: But... but... it harms the birds! (they say this while they load up their truck with rifles and shotguns for a bird hunt!)
 
2013-08-14 02:29:29 PM  
Its because the US has so much moving air to take advantage of; mostly expelled. Politicians, lawyers, actors, etc...
 
2013-08-14 02:31:44 PM  

ferretman: 72% of 5 units sold....is not very good.


farkin wind farms, how do they work?

thebsreport.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-08-14 02:32:53 PM  

impaler: FlashHarry: ferretman: 72% of 5 units sold....is not very good.

you know how i know you've never driven through the midwest?

Iowa's wind farms are massive and beautiful.


Ludington MI has a couple of them too

farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2013-08-14 02:33:08 PM  

James!: NuttierThanEver: It would be even better if the Koch brothers would quit their propaganda campaign against wind energy, They three towns in our county  so scare that wind farms would give them migraines, rape there cattle and stampede their women and children that they banned them
to lazy to insert references but look for the Danish Study about wind

I don't usually complain about grammar and spelling, but jesus christ.


Typing on phone during meeting instead of paying attention to inane blather
She me
 
2013-08-14 02:34:08 PM  

NuttierThanEver: James!: NuttierThanEver: It would be even better if the Koch brothers would quit their propaganda campaign against wind energy, They three towns in our county  so scare that wind farms would give them migraines, rape there cattle and stampede their women and children that they banned them
to lazy to insert references but look for the Danish Study about wind

I don't usually complain about grammar and spelling, but jesus christ.

Typing on phone during meeting instead of paying attention to inane blather
She me


I will she you, I'll she you in the vagina.
 
2013-08-14 02:37:53 PM  
My dad had an American made windmill in the 80's and it was a piece of shiat. I have only bought Japanese windmills and have never had a problem except for that time the windmill flew off on its own.
 
2013-08-14 02:39:57 PM  

Best Princess Celestia: Its because the US has so much moving air to take advantage of; mostly expelled. Politicians, lawyers, actors, etc...


If we put a ring of turbines around the Beltway, we could probably increase energy production by 30%. Another 20% when Congress is in session.
 
2013-08-14 02:40:25 PM  

James!: NuttierThanEver: James!: NuttierThanEver: It would be even better if the Koch brothers would quit their propaganda campaign against wind energy, They three towns in our county  so scare that wind farms would give them migraines, rape there cattle and stampede their women and children that they banned them
to lazy to insert references but look for the Danish Study about wind

I don't usually complain about grammar and spelling, but jesus christ.

Typing on phone during meeting instead of paying attention to inane blather
She me

I will she you, I'll she you in the vagina.


Goddamn autocorrect
Damn you to hell
 
2013-08-14 02:40:47 PM  

NuttierThanEver: Typing on phone during meeting instead of paying attention to inane blather
She me


heh :-)
 
2013-08-14 02:43:17 PM  

bopis: My dad had an American made windmill in the 80's and it was a piece of shiat. I have only bought Japanese windmills and have never had a problem except for that time the windmill flew off on its own.


That happens if you don't regularly prune the tentacles.
 
2013-08-14 02:47:38 PM  
The cooling effect of all those extra wind turbines explains why it was so cool this summer (its only 75 right now).
 
2013-08-14 02:49:21 PM  

Best Princess Celestia: Its because the US has so much moving air to take advantage of; mostly expelled. Politicians, lawyers, actors, etc...


images.politico.com
 
2013-08-14 02:52:16 PM  
Obviously it would be 115% if it wasn't for Fartbama's job killing tax hike in 2007.
 
2013-08-14 03:00:54 PM  
In related news, we're also producing more hot air.
 
2013-08-14 03:07:51 PM  
We have to build our own because of America's air. It's different than air in other parts of the world. It's produced by bald eagles flapping their wings and is full of freedom and democracy. Only American build turbines can handle that type of awesome air.

/'merica...fark yeah!!!
 
2013-08-14 03:10:06 PM  

phlegmmo: In related news, we're also producing more hot air.


Whatthefark: We have to build our own because of America's air. It's different than air in other parts of the world. It's produced by bald eagles flapping their wings and is full of freedom and democracy. Only American build turbines can handle that type of awesome air.

/'merica...fark yeah!!!


Clearly, these two statements are in agreement.
 
2013-08-14 03:14:09 PM  
Thanks Obama.
 
2013-08-14 03:19:07 PM  
Getting my degree in wind energy technology so getting a kick.. really it's pretty cool.
 
2013-08-14 03:22:02 PM  
So is there some reason that people should care?
 
2013-08-14 03:24:30 PM  

James!: NuttierThanEver: It would be even better if the Koch brothers would quit their propaganda campaign against wind energy, They three towns in our county  so scare that wind farms would give them migraines, rape there cattle and stampede their women and children that they banned them
to lazy to insert references but look for the Danish Study about wind

I don't usually complain about grammar and spelling, but jesus christ.


See what wind farming has done? It's blown away his grammar and shredded his spelling. Damn wind farms.
 
2013-08-14 03:36:13 PM  

impaler: FlashHarry: ferretman: 72% of 5 units sold....is not very good.

you know how i know you've never driven through the midwest?

Iowa's wind farms are massive and beautiful.


yup. i've been driving from omaha to iowa city every couple of months for about ten years now; it's amazing at how these things have sprung up.
 
2013-08-14 03:37:00 PM  

ferretman: 72% of 5 units sold....is not very good.


My company put up 250 2MW wind turbines last year in the US alone, which literally doubled our count here in the states. Being a fairly small company, that's farking huge. But yeah, turns out it's cheaper to manufacture the larger components here in the states than it does to outsource it and then pay out the ass to ship it and then pay for damages during overseas shipping.

See this picture?
i.imgur.com

All of those went up in the past 4 years and a vast majority were manufactured here in the states.
 
2013-08-14 03:48:54 PM  
I'm hoping Google's acquisition of Makani Power gets their crazy new wind power idea off the ground (so to speak.) Their kites should be a lot cheaper than turbines.
 
2013-08-14 03:51:49 PM  

Im_Gumby: impaler: FlashHarry: ferretman: 72% of 5 units sold....is not very good.

you know how i know you've never driven through the midwest?

Iowa's wind farms are massive and beautiful.

Ludington MI has a couple of them too

[farm9.staticflickr.com image 640x408]


So does the Thumb.

One of my aunts was complaining she could hear them. The nearest one as of 4 years ago is 13 miles away.

When she shushed us while we were visiting and said "There it is", the rest of the family pointed out that was the dairy 1/2 mile down the road she was hearing.

She is royally pissed at my dad for allowing the power company to use a portion of his land to set one up.  I know part of the reason he allowed it is to get her to move away, but also the money they offered.

This news goals well the the fact we have a trade surplus with China in the overall solar industry.
 
2013-08-14 03:51:57 PM  

lousyskater: ferretman: 72% of 5 units sold....is not very good.

My company put up 250 2MW wind turbines last year in the US alone, which literally doubled our count here in the states. Being a fairly small company, that's farking huge. But yeah, turns out it's cheaper to manufacture the larger components here in the states than it does to outsource it and then pay out the ass to ship it and then pay for damages during overseas shipping.

See this picture?


All of those went up in the past 4 years and a vast majority were manufactured here in the states.


The wind energy industry sure is booming. I still can't understand the people that object to them over appearance, I would love to have a windfarm out my back door, they are amazing to watch.
 
2013-08-14 03:53:40 PM  
All these fans are going to make the cows cold in winter.
 
2013-08-14 03:56:16 PM  

dywed88: I would love to have a windfarm out my back door


That would probably work.
 
2013-08-14 04:00:44 PM  

phlegmmo: dywed88: I would love to have a windfarm out my back door

That would probably work.


www.evilskippyatwork.com
 
2013-08-14 04:05:43 PM  

dywed88: The wind energy industry sure is booming. I still can't understand the people that object to them over appearance, I would love to have a windfarm out my back door, they are amazing to watch.


I find them relaxing unless you stare at them for too long.  And then it's always with the spinning...and the turning...and that creaking noise just creaking and spinning and turning.  And then when there's some sort of a storm THE CREAKING AND SPINNING AND TURNING...it's worse and faster and NEVER CEASING.

But I digress.
 
2013-08-14 04:05:59 PM  
I signed up for this thing where all my electricity is wind-generated so my electric bills are like twice what they used to be because I am a stupid hippie.  I feel like I have personally paid for at least two of these got damned things.  I at least want a climb up one of them and scream through the blades so I sound like Darth Vader.
 
2013-08-14 04:06:16 PM  
fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net

Aruba wind turbines

// powering 20% of the island

// friggin huge
 
2013-08-14 04:07:12 PM  

brap: I signed up for this thing where all my electricity is wind-generated so my electric bills are like twice what they used to be because I am a stupid hippie.  I feel like I have personally paid for at least two of these got damned things.  I at least want a climb up one of them and scream through the blades so I sound like Darth Vader.


Is that those kids at the blue tables all over the place?
 
2013-08-14 04:10:11 PM  
What's up Jorb creators?  You slipped up. You were supposed to export all those jobs and import 90+ percent of the wind turbines by now.

You're throwing "The Plan" out of whack.
 
2013-08-14 04:19:02 PM  
made made
or
assembled made?
 
2013-08-14 04:20:55 PM  

mrlewish: What's up Jorb creators?  You slipped up. You were supposed to export all those jobs and import 90+ percent of the wind turbines by now.

You're throwing "The Plan" out of whack.


To be fair, windmills were probably made by Siemans, a German company. So the jobs were outsourced (to the U.S. though) to properly meet 2013 job-creator standards and certifications.
 
2013-08-14 04:21:50 PM  

bindlestiff2600: made made
or
assembled made?


I'm pretty sure 100% of the windmills in the US were "assembled" here.
 
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