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7 Mar 2014
OMSI offers renewable energy exhibit
Bilingual display explains wind, wave and solar power
OMSI is opening a new permanent exhibit on renewable energy, focusing on wind, solar and wave energy sources.
The exhibit, which officially opens Jan. 17, shows visitors:
how wind power works, using historic and modern methods.
the geometry behind two commercial wind turbines
how wave energy works
the inner workings of a solar cell
the manufacture of solar cells
a simulated electric grid system
The bilingual exhibit is offered in English and Spanish.
Admission to the exhibit comes with museum admission. OMSI is located at 1945 S.E. Water Ave. in inner-east Portland.