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May 16, 2022 – Wind Study | Question 7

Get ready to use a little imagination! In this week’s Wind Study, we’re learning how helpful imaginary numbers can be when we use them to solve equations. One Energy engineers consider imaginary numbers all the time in their power engineering work, now you can join them!

See if you’ve got what it takes to solve this week’s problems, and come back Friday, when we’ll post the answers (and how we solved for them)!

In the meantime, be sure to share this educational series on Facebook and Twitter!

It feels like spring! 🌤️ And here at One Energy, we’re ready for it.

In this week’s Wind View, you can see where we store our turbine blades at the laydown yard of the One Energy North Findlay Wind Campus.

Turbine blades are one of the most recognizable parts of our wind turbines. Blade size and shape can vary across turbines, with each of ours measuring ~140 feet in length. Eventually, we will transport them to their project site by specialized trucks 🚛. 

Until they’re ready to be shipped off to the next job site, they’ll remain in our laydown yard as a useful hands-on teaching tool for our educational tours 📚 to local students and community members.

In last week’s Wind View, we stacked a turbine tower. This week we’re moving upward to set a nacelle.

You might have noticed that the tops of wind turbines can vary in size and shape. Some are rounded like golf balls, and others are rectangular like school buses. That rounded or rectangular component on top is the nacelle: its purpose is yawing (rotating) into the wind so the turbine’s rotor can continue spinning and generating power. The nacelle’s shape is determined by the type of generator the wind turbine is using.

You can see in the video below that One Energy’s nacelles are rounded, that’s because we use direct drive generators, which means that they don’t require a gearbox.

April 29, 2022 – Wind Study | Answer 6

⚡ Did you power through this week’s Wind Study questions?

On Monday, we asked you to solve problems involving capacitive reactance and inductance. 📝 Now it’s time to check your answers!

Download today’s answers here, and be sure to share this educational series on Facebook and Twitter!

Constructing a wind turbine tower can be a tall order. Let’s find out how tall!

One Energy’s turbine towers come in four sections: the base, the lower-mid, the upper-mid, and the top. The height of the turbine tower once all four sections are stacked is 257 feet. In this week’s Wind View, you can see One Energy’s Construction Team setting the lower-mid tower section on top of the base section.

One Energy CEO, Jereme Kent recently spoke with Insider’s Guide to Energy’s Chris Sass.
 
During the interview, Jereme and Chris discuss everything from the massive transition corporations are making towards on-site sustainable energy sources, to some candid perspectives on wind turbine recycling, to why we need to update the way the power grid communicates.
 
Check out Jereme’s full interview on:

For Earth Day, a group of University of Findlay students visited One Energy’s North Findlay Wind Campus. The field trip allowed the students to get a first-hand look at how on-site wind energy is being used to directly power our customer’s facilities. 

WTOL’s Jon Monk covered the field trip. View the full segment (including an interview with One Energy Field Engineer Duncan Penizotto) here.

April 25, 2022 – Wind Study | Question 6

Get ready to circle back to reactive power – a topic you may remember from the first Wind Study of this year. This time around we’re learning how capacitors and inductors create reactive power through reactance. 

See if you’ve got what it takes to solve this week’s problems, and come back Friday when we’ll post the answers (and how we arrived at them)!

Download this week’s Wind Study homework questions here.

The answers will be posted this Friday. In the meantime, be sure to share this educational series on Facebook and Twitter!

Pictured below is the beautiful backyard view from One Energy’s headquarters at the North Findlay Wind Campus.

Two weeks ago, we caught up with our Custodian, Art Tennant, to film his Climb to the Top. During the interview, Art spoke about the different areas he maintains in and outside the office, including keeping our grounds looking top-notch. He had the following to say about what motivates him every day: “This is why I come to work… I just want them [visitors] to know I and One Energy both take pride in the way we present our building, our grounds…”

Watch Art’s full interview if you haven’t yet.

April 13, 2022 – Wind Views | A Solid Foundation

You’ve probably heard that the key to a good relationship is a solid foundation. Here at One Energy, we couldn’t agree more.

A successful wind turbine installation starts with the strength of our foundations. This week’s Wind View takes you through a foundation pour process. Check out the video to see how Construction Team Technicians place, shape, and vibrate concrete poured from the Telebelt onto iron rebar, before rolling out the smooth final product.

One Energy’s wind turbine foundations have approximately 300 cubic yards of concrete and 40-60,000 pounds of rebar! That’s a solid foundation.

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