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Welcome to Action for Clean Energy

May 4th- Tour Hull 1 Wind Turbine!

Please join Action for Clean Energy for a tour of Hull, MA first wind turbine.

Hull 1 has been supplying clean renewable energy to the town of Hull since December, 2001. Come learn about the project, wind technology and Hull's plans to expand its clean energy projects.  Groups of 10 or more are encouraged to scheduled ahead of time - individuals can tour of Hull 1 at 100 Main street - Hull High school, on Friday May 4th.

The following times have been scheduled for colleges/universities:

Harvard University 10am

Brandeis University 11am

Suffolk University 1pm

Boston University 2pm

MIT 3pm

Tufts 4pm

Transportation to/from Hull will be resposibility of individuals/groups - and can be done on public transportation -   MBTA Water shuttle or http://mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/boats/lines/?route=F2   -or- Redline to Quincy center - 220 bus to Hingham http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/bus/routes/?route=220    then the 714 Hull shuttle (need to bring $1.25 fare each way = $2.50) http://mbta.com/uploadedFiles/Documents/Schedules_and_Maps/Bus/714.pdf

To schedule a group visit or for more information contact: Andrew Stern This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 510 673 2440

Last Updated on Monday, 30 April 2012 02:31

Testing performed at Hull Gut

Initial tidal analysis of Hull Gut was recently performed with Woods Hole Scientists. See links below for videos of the testing and pictures!

Images: http://picasaweb.google.com/andrew.stern/WoodsHoleHullGutAugust272010#

Video:  Jim Churchill Intro  Dim lights Embed Embed this video on your site

Video:  Jim Churchill Part I WHOI - Hull Gut tidal analysis   Dim lights Embed Embed this video on your site

Video:  Jim Churchill Hull MA August 27, 2010 Part II   Dim lights Embed Embed this video on your site

Video:  Jim Churchill Part III  Dim lights Embed Embed this video on your site

Video:  Jim Churchill aboard Hull Harbormaster boat  Dim lights Embed Embed this video on your site

Video:  Jim Churchill Explains Tidal assessment  Dim lights Embed Embed this video on your site

We are looking forward to the next phase of the study.

 

About Tidal Energy

There are a few different designs in the  tidal turbine field.  Our affiliates use one in particular called the Helical Turbine. These turbines are designed to use the kinetic energy of flowing water to create electrical energy. The word heilical refers to the shape of the turbine its self, spiraling in the same fashion as a DNA strand.  The blades are shaped like the thread on a screw and this creates a cross flow within the turbine.

About Wind Turbines

A wind turbine is a type of wind energy system which transforms the kinetic energy  of the wind into electrical energy that can be harnessed for practical use. An average U.S. household uses about 10,655 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity each year.  One megawatt of wind energy can generate from 2.4 to more than 3 million kWh annually.

About Solar Energy

There are two main forms of Solar Energy, solar hot water and Photo Voltaic (PV) solar. Solar hot water can cut down costs on the second most expensive bill in the house for many by using the same water in a circular fashion within the house that can provide enough water for up to 70% of your hot water needs.  Photo Voltaic or PV systems provide electricity to the home. Photovoltaic energy is the conversion of sunlight to electricity through a photovoltaic cell (PV), a non-mechanical device usually made from silicon alloys. As sunlight strikes a PV cell, it creates an electron imbalance between the front and back surfaces of the cell. Electricity occurs when these two surfaces are joined together by a conductor.

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