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Re: Cleveland: Wind Power Developments
« Reply #90 on: August 08, 2006, 08:32:24 PM »
But for all practical intents and purposes, we are Buffalo.

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Re: Cleveland: Wind Power Developments
« Reply #91 on: August 14, 2006, 06:23:03 AM »
Wind-power firm aims to blow into NE Ohio

By JAY MILLER

6:00 am, August 14, 2006



A renewable-energy services firm is planning a move to Northeast Ohio.

Bryan Starry, site manager for JW Prairie Windpower LLC, told the first meeting of the Cuyahoga Regional Energy Development Task Force that his firm believes the region has great potential for wind turbine installations.

Juwi, JW Prairie Windpower’s Germany-based parent company, has solar and wind power installations in more than 35 locations around the world.

Mr. Starry told the task force the company is interested in a local office because it believes the region has the potential to support a significant wind power industry.

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Re: Cleveland: Wind Power Developments
« Reply #92 on: August 14, 2006, 07:31:03 AM »
I know that the Cleveland Foundation is putting significant funding towards helping create a green industries cluster in Cleveland.  I also heard that the ethanol plant (i believe that's it) that takes old pop and turns it into fuel will be leaving Medina county and taking up shop somewhere in Cuyahoga county in the near future.

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Re: Cleveland: Wind Power Developments
« Reply #93 on: August 14, 2006, 07:59:01 AM »
Wow!
That is really good news.
Unexpected, but good.

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Re: Cleveland: Wind Power Developments
« Reply #94 on: August 14, 2006, 08:18:33 PM »
knowledge is power man.

according to economist paul romer, economic growth is all about knowledge sharing and innovation.  the wind speed data coming off the tower on the water intake crib (a wise investment by gund & geo) represents knowledge sharing which is finally proving to be economic development
http://www.clevelandcrib.org/

when you consider the facts about off shore wind farms in other parts of the world.  the best technology is only able to stand in 200 feet of water, ideally no more than a few miles off shore.  a shallow lake certainly has it's advantages.

check out the local company that is revolutionizing wind turbine design: Green Energy Technologies http://gcbl.org/economy/sustainable-business/sustainable-business-green-energy-technologies-inc

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Re: Cleveland: Wind Power Developments
« Reply #95 on: August 14, 2006, 11:12:48 PM »
^Through some searching on the web I was able to find Green Energy Technology's website..  This has more information about their wind spire and cool diagrams..

http://www.getsmartenergy.com/index-1.html

Not surprising to me at least, its an Akron-based company.  I can almost visualize a couple perched at the Inventor's HOF grabbing winds off the sail
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Re: Cleveland: Wind Power Developments
« Reply #96 on: September 17, 2006, 06:15:22 PM »
past presents future ....... http://www.windustrious.com/

via http://realneo.us

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« Reply #97 on: September 17, 2006, 09:05:08 PM »
Pretty cool. 

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Re: Cleveland: Wind Power Developments
« Reply #98 on: September 19, 2006, 02:21:55 PM »
I like that

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Re: Cleveland: Wind Power Developments
« Reply #99 on: October 01, 2006, 12:15:38 PM »
First I heard about this. Intersting - I can't imagine what building they would put it on.

From today's PD:

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A spire built to inspire
Is this the future breezing into town?

Sunday, October 01, 2006
Chris Sheridan
Plain Dealer Columnist



 
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Re: Cleveland: Wind Power Developments
« Reply #100 on: October 01, 2006, 06:22:26 PM »
Wow, that's awesome...not only home-grown, but operating on a state college campus in a highly visible location.  Will it be produced in town as well?  I see big things if this can take off!

Any word on dates, locations, design, etc?

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Re: Cleveland: Wind Power Developments
« Reply #101 on: October 01, 2006, 08:25:12 PM »
Slap that thing right up on that lawn area around the busines college that would be a sweet wayfinding spot along the euclid corridor

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Re: Cleveland: Wind Power Developments
« Reply #102 on: October 02, 2006, 12:26:27 PM »
Any Vikings care to creep over to Schwarz's office and get a photo of that model?

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Re: Cleveland: Wind Power Developments
« Reply #103 on: October 03, 2006, 05:47:15 AM »
I was there yesterday and did not see it.
But I will try again.



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Re: Cleveland: Wind Power Developments
« Reply #104 on: October 03, 2006, 06:52:57 AM »
The PD also provided some graphics for those of us who are a little, shall we say, science shy. http://www.cleveland.com/news/wide/index.ssf?/news/wide/csuwindmill.html

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Re: Cleveland: Wind Power Developments
« Reply #105 on: October 03, 2006, 08:02:57 AM »
Great find 8SOG! I put it up on photobucket so we have it for posterity... though unfortunately it's a little small.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a291/blinker1_2000/Miscellaneous/csuwindmill.jpg
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Re: Cleveland: Wind Power Developments
« Reply #106 on: October 03, 2006, 11:41:18 AM »
The article implies the president wants it on a building, but the talk I am hearing in the office is saying they are looking to place it on the southwest corner of the Wolstein Center. At 150' in height, I am not sure how 'good' that will look.
On my list of things to do (page 12) is to photoshop the screw in that location. I will post when complete.


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Re: Cleveland: Wind Power Developments
« Reply #107 on: October 03, 2006, 11:41:54 AM »
i want one of those in my backyard

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Re: Cleveland: Wind Power Developments
« Reply #108 on: October 05, 2006, 09:50:20 AM »
For those of you who are interested (you obviously are, or you wouldn't be reading this thread!):

From the Levin College Forum:

At New Energy Future for Northeas Ohio: A Two Part Series

Recent discussions about regional economic
development have been focusing on how to build on
our economic strengths and create sustainable jobs
for the future.  The Cleveland Foundation has been
working to foster development of advanced energy
industries, including wind turbines, solar panels
and fuel cells to make Cleveland on of the world's
leading hubs of activity in advanced energy.  These
forums will explore how The Cleveland Foundation is
working with local companies to develop an advanced
energy strategy and how this can create jobs and
improve Ohio's economy while contributing to
national security and environmental quality.

Building an Advanced Energy Industry in Northeast Ohio

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

* Richard T. Stuebi, BP Fellow for Energy and
Environmental Advancement, The Cleveland
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Energy, Oil and National Security

Thursday, January 18, 2007
From 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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To register or learn more, visit: http://urban.csuohio.edu/forum/energy/

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Re: Cleveland: Wind Power Developments
« Reply #109 on: October 09, 2006, 01:34:24 PM »
I think it would be interesting to integrate wind turbines into a new building just like they're integrated into the spire.  The building could jut out at every floor and leave pockets for turbines in between.  In other words...it would be shaped more like a spinal column (vertebrae) than a corkscrew. 

If only I could make computer renderings...
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Re: Cleveland: Wind Power Developments
« Reply #110 on: October 10, 2006, 08:09:54 AM »
This is happening in some of the more "spendy" building projects around the world (there seems to be an example in every issue of Metropolis Magazine), but you're right.  It should become more of the norm.  I guess it's about being forward thinking... doing the things that will make your building more sustainable, environmentally and financially, in the long run.  A big part of that is marketability.  If you can advertise your building as LEED platinum or "high performance," I think that's going to mean a lot more market share in the future.  People are going to know what that means for their company's image...and their bottom line.  Also, there should be more incentives (tax credits, loan packages, etc.) to develop buildings this way in the short-term, until the market takes it to the next level.

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Re: Cleveland: Wind Power Developments
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Re: Cleveland: Wind Power Developments
« Reply #112 on: November 02, 2006, 07:59:04 PM »
Not quite a Cleveland development, but a hopeful national article

Support for wind power picking up speed

POSTED: 11:50 a.m. EDT, October 9, 2006

By Gary Nurenberg
CNN


WASHINGTON (CNN) -- You don't have to be in the path of a hurricane to understand the power of wind.
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Re: Cleveland: Wind Power Developments
« Reply #113 on: November 03, 2006, 08:00:00 AM »
Also not Cleveland related, but there is an Ohio connection.
From Reuters:

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Whole Foods offers cards to fund wind power market
Wed Nov 1, 2006 1:30pm ET25

 LOS ANGELES, Nov 1 (Reuters)

There is a store in Columbus, but the nearest to Cleveland is in Troy, Michigan
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Re: Cleveland: Wind Power Developments
« Reply #114 on: November 03, 2006, 08:15:19 AM »
Musky,

Whole Foods will open a Cleveland-area store at Warrensville and Cedar in the next few months. Construction has long since begun.

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Re: Cleveland: Wind Power Developments
« Reply #115 on: November 03, 2006, 08:17:42 AM »
Troy, MI is closer to Cleveland than Columbus?

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Re: Cleveland: Wind Power Developments
« Reply #116 on: November 03, 2006, 09:25:56 AM »
Troy, MI is closer to Cleveland than Columbus?

only if you're in my helicopter.

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Re: Cleveland: Wind Power Developments
« Reply #117 on: November 03, 2006, 09:31:10 AM »
Troy, MI is closer to Cleveland than Columbus?

only if you're in my helicopter.

Or if you have some errands to run in St. Louis on your way from Columbus.

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Re: Cleveland: Wind Power Developments
« Reply #118 on: November 03, 2006, 10:13:53 AM »
Troy, MI is closer to Cleveland than Columbus?

only if you're in my helicopter.

Or if you have some errands to run in St. Louis on your way from Columbus.

Apparently Musky is using a different map and route calculation than us!  LOL :wink:

When driving and his wife says pull over for directions, I'm sure Musky quotes a "man law" and convinces his wife...he knows exactly where he's at and where going!

note to self:  Never ask Musky for directions   :-D

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Re: Cleveland: Wind Power Developments
« Reply #119 on: November 03, 2006, 11:19:05 AM »
How about this for being on-topic?

WCPN has a "Wind Power Webliography" on its site:

http://www.wcpn.org/news/2006/10-12/1101windPowerWeb.html

WVIZ's Ideas program also had a story on wind power developments on Wednesday night.  They interviewed the City of Cleveland's Sustainability Programs Manager, Andrew Watterson, as well as a rep from Green Energy Ohio.  It will be re-broadcast at 11:00 am on Sunday, November 5th