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GE’s Brilliant Wind Turbine — Wind Power Cheaper Than Coal Or Natural Gas (Part 1)

June 29th, 2013 | by Andrew

Already competitive with electricity produced by coal and natural gas-fired power plants, GE is driving the cost of clean, green, renewable energy down further with its Brilliant line of wind turbines and power management systems. Incorporating Ramp Control, Predictive Power Analytics, and short-term, grid-scale battery storage in an integrated wind power systems platform, GE Power & Wind believes it's on the right track when it comes to addressing one of the industry's persisting criticisms: the intermittent nature of wind


Wholesale Price of Electricity Drops to $0.00 in Texas, Due to Wind Energy

October 20th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

"For several 15-minute intravals [last Friday] morning, wholesale electricity cost nothing," Elizabeth Souder of dallasnews.com reported last Friday. Interesting, eh? If you're a regular CleanTechnica reader (or if you read the headline...), I think you can guess why. Yes, wind power being cheap as heck, the wind blowing strong at night, and less electricity demand is the mixture that caused this to happen. As I've said many times on here, Wind.Is.Cheap. Additionally, as I covered earlier this year, wind power is making electricity cheaper


Why Wind Intermittency is NOT a Big Deal

May 10th, 2011 | by Guest Contributor

The anti-wind people are at it again, saturating the media with claims that wind energy is “worthless” because wind doesn’t blow all the time. Nothing could be further from the truth



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