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December 24, 1990 | FREDERICK GOLDEN, Golden writes about science and technology from San Francisco. and
As she looks at her computer screen, Jacqui Ryder notices a warning signal. One of the generators has gone off-line. A click of her mouse--a small controlling device--reveals the problem. The wind has fallen below 12 m.p.h. and the machine has ceased producing power. "No problem," Ryder said. "We're picking up the slack with machines from the other end of the ridge." Ryder and her colleagues are in an unusual line of work.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1990 | FREDERICK GOLDEN, Golden writes about science and technology from San Francisco. and
As she looks at her computer screen, Jacqui Ryder notices a warning signal. One of the generators has gone off-line. A click of her mouse--a small controlling device--reveals the problem. The wind has fallen below 12 m.p.h. and the machine has ceased producing power. "No problem," Ryder said. "We're picking up the slack with machines from the other end of the ridge." Ryder and her colleagues are in an unusual line of work.
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BUSINESS
June 20, 1992 | Reuters
A California company says it's serious about selling windmills to the Dutch. U.S. Windpower Inc., a subsidiary of San Francisco-based Kenetech Corp., said it has signed a deal to provide about 80 high-tech windmills worth $25 million to $30 million to a utility in the Netherlands. The windmills will have a combined capacity of 25 megawatts, enough to power 20,000 average households, said Glenn Ikemoto, U.S. Windpower's vice president of development.
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November 5, 1991 | ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pioneered in California, wind-generated electrical power is starting to spread to other sections of the United States that have the potential to harness this most elusive of resources. The Midwest in particular has "massive potential" for making use of the alternative energy resource because of its high winds, said Samuel D. Rashkin, technology transfer manager of the California Energy Commission, who has studied the economic feasibility of wind power in the state.
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