Wind Turbine Case Study

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Feasibility of a Wind Turbine to Power Wal-mart Supercenter in Kansas

In order to prove the worthiness of wind power as an alternative to conventional sources in order to power a Wal-mart Supercenter in Kansas, the contents of this report show the benefits of the usage. Current conventional power sources for Wal-mart come from electric lines, which derives from burning coal. [3] By looking into the eventual price saving and potentials for bonuses for renewable energy, the benefits of using wind energy cannot be denied. In addition to the economic benefits, the company will enjoy the increases in the opinions of the public, the increased environmental friendliness, and the global usages. In order to meet the requirements of Wal-mart, the wind turbine plant must create enough power to create 20% more power than is required by a full-sized Wal-mart Supercenter. In addition, Wal-mart has set more stipulations such that the height limit for the wind energy plant is limited
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The needs of sizing restraints directly correlates with a decrease in the effectiveness of the wind turbine, and as the effectiveness decreases, as compensation, the price increases. While changing the power requirements did not particularly affect the majority of the design, other problems created by the project manager required the complete transition from few, high-powered turbines to many, relatively low-powered turbines. However, economic feasibility is not the only purpose for the implementation of greener, renewable energy, simply a lovely extra bonus. Assuming an average lifetime of 27 years for each turbine, the whole wind farm, in its lifetime, will be a net loss of only 8 million dollars. A mere 8 million dollars in order to both improve emissions and appear to be a more environment-friendly company seems a small

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