July 2005
Modern Power Systems;Jul2005, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p32
This article presents information related to wind power and wind energy resources. Wind power has not, globally, been getting as good a reception as one might have expected. In France, for instance, the wind farming lobby has been fought by parliamentarians who have deplored aeoliculture as noisy, omnipresent, expensive and inefficient. And, in the litigious U.S., certain citizens have filed against a large wind farming development because the flickering shadows, the spinning turbine blades would cast, when the sun is low , could cause dizziness.


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