n the north of the British Isles,in Scotland,there's almost always a stiff breeze blowing.The Scottish government's ambitious plans call for about 50 percent of the country's electricity demand to come from renewable sources by 2020. Billions are being invested in an industry that promises lucrative returns. But not everyone is delighted.
The most popular Wind Power Website in the World! http://www.MyWindPowerSystem.com - shows you footage of wind turbines manufactured by the biggest wind power companies in the world. Detailed company information here: http://cli.gs/jvDmUp Sorted by mega watts installed worl wide in 2007: 1. Vestas (Denmark) 4,500 MW 2. GE Energy (United States) 3,300 MW 3. Gamesa (Spain) 3,050 MW 4. Enercon (Germany) 2,700 MW 5. Suzlon (India) 2,000 MW 6. Siemens (Denmark / Germany) 1,400 MW 7. Acciona (Spain) 870 MW 8. Goldwind (China - PRC) 830 MW 9. Nordex (Germany) 670 MW 10. Sinovel (China - PRC) 670 MW
With California's ambitious renewable energy goal, the state needs wind power. But California's largest wind farm cluster at Altamont Pass unintentionally kills golden eagles, burrowing owls and other threatened birds. Now, wind companies, scientists and environmentalists are working to bird-proof these massive wind farms.