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What happens during the winter when there are lots of ice and snow storms off the Great Lakes? It seems to me that the number of days where conditions are right might not be that large.

Pumped storage requires a lot of land to hold the water. With people freaking out over the small footprint of the windmills I can only imagine the resistance to such a large scale project would be even greater.

Are there any windmills in development where the axis of rotation is perpendicular to the ground instead of parallel as current designs use? This would seem to lower the visual impact as well as the amount of land area needed and might even reduce the bird problem.

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by rdf (robert.feinman@gmail.com) on Wed Mar 8th, 2006 at 08:11:00 PM EST

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