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Old 10-25-2017, 04:55 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by sunchaser View Post
How do they control the wind farm near Maalaea when gale + winds occur?
Most of the big wind farms, Maalaea included, feather the blades in strong winds, or when they are not needed.
Our Sunbird place is near the Palm Springs area, where there are thousands of windmills. On windy days, you can see the kilowatts generating, but whole sections of the farms are still, being stopped either for maintenance to protect them from excessive wear, or not necessary for current power requirements.
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