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  • Windiest places in California - Where’s the Windiest Place in California? Posted on March 2, 2020 by Kurz Industrial Solutions California’s geography and climate varies widely. Mountains, deserts, and coastlines are all part of the state’s landscape. These geographical differences create a variety of climates, weather patterns, and even seasonal temperatures throughout the state. Naturally, just as some places receive... See More
  • 3 Least Windy Cities in America - 3 Least Windy Cities in America Posted on December 5, 2019 by Kurz Industrial Solutions When you’re looking for a place to live or travel, the weather is an important consideration. You may be familiar with some of the windiest cities in the U.S. and around the world, but what about the ones with no... See More
  • Hydraulic and Electric Pitch Systems - Hydraulic and Electric Pitch Systems   At Kurz Wind Division, we work with customers handling various types of Wind Turbines. Most of the sites we have relationships with having some sort of hydraulic system playing an integral role in the machine’s performance. These hydraulic systems are highly complex and require multiple fail-safes to ensure the... See More
  • Wind Basics - The Basics of Wind Energy Posted on August 15, 2019 by Kurz Industrial Solutions From windmills to wind turbines, wind energy comes from many different sources. Essentially, wind power is the concept of using wind, or airflow, from the earth’s atmosphere to produce electricity. The power derived from the air is kinetic energy, which is... See More
  • 9 Windiest Cities - 9 Windiest Cities in the World Posted on November 11, 2019 by Kurz Industrial Solutions With its nickname “The Windy City,” you’d probably guess that Chicago tops the list for the windiest city. However, it turns out that there are actually many breezy cities in the world – including many far windier than Chicago! Topping... See More
  • 3 Things to Know About Vestas’ New ‘Extreme Climate’ Wind Turbine - 3 Things to Know About Vestas’ New ‘Extreme Climate’ Wind Turbine Posted on September 12, 2019 by Kurz Industrial Solutions By nature, modern wind turbines are designed to handle some weather-related stress. But even the toughest wind turbines can’t always beat the elements. That is precisely where Vestas’ Extreme Climate wind turbine comes into play.... See More
  • 5 Windiest Cities in America - 5 Windiest Cities in America If you were asked to name the windiest city in the United States, “Chicago” would probably be your answer. Its nickname is “Windy City,” after all! But in reality, there are actually many cities in the country that are windier. When naming the windiest city of them all, the National... See More
  • Turbine Power in the South - Turbine Power in the South The Earth continues to rotate and weather patterns constantly change. Wind is the result of these activities. In fact, nearly every part of the globe has some wind blowing during a given part of the day. It makes sense that energy industries would look toward wind turbines as a lucrative,... See More
  • Windmills vs. Wind Turbines - Windmills vs. Wind Turbines With the growing popularity of alternative energy, you have probably heard the term “wind energy” (or “winergy”) before. However, not all sources of wind-derived power are the same. Two common sources of wind power are windmills and wind turbines. They are both forms of kinetic energy, which is essentially anything that... See More
  • Brief Wind History - Brief Wind History A Brief History of the Wind Industry Posted on March 6, 2019 by Kurz Industrial Solutions Hello! My name is Dan Frantz, the newest member of the Kurz Wind Team. I’m thankful to be working within the Wind Industry with Kurz Industrial Solutions and wanted to share my experiences throughout the process... See More