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Earlier this week, we announced Wind Study – where we’re sharing homework problems related to wind energy and STEM on a weekly basis. If you haven’t read this week’s question yet, click here.
If you’ve read this week’s question, you’ll recall that our team needed help with some math problems. We wanted to determine the weight of a wind turbine foundation, as well as the length of one side of the turbine’s foundation, which, for sake of the problem, was an octagon. You can access the answer to both of these questions via the link below.
It’s worth noting that in reality, One Energy’s wind turbine foundations are a 16-sided shape with a tapered top. The dimensions of the foundation in this week’s Wind Study question were simplified, for calculation purposes.
Check out the photo of one of our foundations being poured below, and remember – Wind Study questions and answered will be posted here in this OE Feed on Mondays and Friday, and will be on our Facebook and Twitter accounts as well!
Jereme Kent is the CEO and founder of One Energy.
One Energy is thrilled to announce Wind Study – where we’re sharing homework problems related to wind energy and STEM every week! We’ve created these homework problems to assist teachers, parents, and kids of all ages in learning more about science, technology, engineering, and math – and to provide an inside look at some of the cool things we do at One Energy.
This week, we’re building a foundation for a wind turbine and need some help with math problems involving 2D and 3D geometry.
Download this week’s Wind Study Homework Question (and check back Friday for the answer!)
In his second op-ed with Recharge, One Energy CEO Jereme Kent takes a page out of The Art of War, taking aim at old guard utilities and issuing a battle cry to fellow energy sector rebels.
Environment+Energy Leader’s Emily Holbrook covered the release of our U.S. Market Analysis report, noting that 20% of U.S. commercial and industrial facilities could financially and operationally benefit from on-site, behind-the-meter wind energy – also known as Wind for Industry. Coverage includes findings regarding Wind for Industry’s total addressable market (TAM), serviceable market (SM), serviceable market growth opportunities, and One Energy’s Wind for Industry expansion strategy. View additional coverage in Wind Power Engineering as well.
One Energy, an industrial power company and the largest installer of on-site wind energy in North America, today released a detailed report on the potential for on-site wind energy at large U.S. commercial and industrial (C&I) facilities. The analysis reveals approximately 20 percent of these facilities would financially and operationally benefit from Wind for Industry® – on-site, behind-the-meter wind energy projects.
Yesterday I had the opportunity to talk to the Ohio House Select Committee reviewing the controversial House Bill 6 (in light of the revelation that this particular legislative sausage-making was especially bad). I try to always be candid and honest when talking to legislators. The reality of this particular situation is that HB6 is complicated and while utilities should be punished for their actions, the good things in HB6 should not be undone just because they happened to be in the same bill. It was a great conversation with legislators who were actively involved.
It was also ironic that many renewable companies seem to want to use this HB6 mess as an opportunity to get their piece of the pie to make things equal. Until the entire industry shifts its focus to removing technical roadblocks and creating a level playing field, the industry is going to continue to lose. The wind industry is always going to lose as the “new-subsidy game”. The utilities and legacy fuels are always going to get a newer and better subsidy then renewables. The “no-subsidies for anyone” strategy that I advocate for scares the hell out of the utilities and is the best thing for the renewable industry in the long run.
I don’t know how many times the wind industry has to lose in Ohio before it realizes that it needs to completely rethink its strategy and tactics.
You can read my testimony or watch a recording (which includes my follow-up discussion with legislators) below. -Jereme Kent, CEO
Nothing about starting or growing a company in an emerging industry is easy. One Energy knows this firsthand. Bloomberg Reporter Liam Denning wrote a story (with our support) about some of our struggles.