Posts Tagged ‘wind energy’

California to Have World’s Largest Wind Farm

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:06 1 Comment

Terra-Gen Power LLC, a company specialized in renewable energy, has recently inaugurated the place where will be built the world’s largest wind power site. It will be located in central California and the project will generate about 1,550 megawatts of wind power. With the support of investment group ArcLight Capital, Terra-Gen hopes this wind farm, [...]

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Capital Wind Farm to Power 60,000 Homes

Friday, November 20, 2009 1:38 No Comments

Capital Wind Farm was officially launched by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, NSW Premier Nathan Rees and Minister for Climate Change, Senator Penny Wong yesterday. The Capital Wind Farm, the largest wind farm in New South Wales, is situated in Bungendore and will boost Australia’s wind power capacity by more than 10 per cent.

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Aquabank Pump Water Underground to Store Wind Energy

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 1:54 No Comments

The pumped hydro storage technology is already developed in a large scale. Riverbank Power, a new start-up founded by a former wind developer has a new idea. It wants to develop large-scale energy storage by using hills down onto the ground.

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Wind farm capable of producing 20GW of electrical power

Friday, June 26, 2009 8:47 3 Comments

China’s officials said that until 2020, the country will build a huge wind farm in the northwest, having an energy capacity similar to the gigantic Three Gorges Dam. Feng Jianshen, a vice governor of Gansu province, told reporters that the province planned to expand the installed capacity of its wind power base to more than [...]

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Wind and Solar Generators Mounted on Highways Could Generate Green Power

Friday, June 19, 2009 0:22 1 Comment

Every day scientists and inventors are searching new green sources of energy to combat global warming and energy crisis. The “Green Roadway” project, as it’s dubbed, aims to string wind turbine, solar panels and geothermal devices along the endless ribbons of pavement, where they’ll be linked to produce energy for businesses, homes and even roadside [...]

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High-Flying Kites Could Generate Enough Wind Energy to Power New York

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 8:17 No Comments

A new study by scientists at the Carnegie Institution and California State University identifies New York as a prime location for exploiting high-altitude winds, which globally contain enough energy to meet world demand 100 times over. The scientists found that the regions best suited for harvesting this energy match with population centers in the eastern [...]

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Small Wind Turbine Generates Electricity at Low Wind Speeds

Thursday, June 11, 2009 0:17 No Comments

The company WindTronics based in Muskegon, Mich., has developed a new mini wind turbine that is specifically sized for individual urban homes, being able to operate at speeds as low as 2 miles an hour. This mini wind turbine will be sold for $4,500 as the Honeywell Wind Turbine and distributed through Ace Hardware stores [...]

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A New Helmet that Generates Wind Energy

Monday, June 8, 2009 3:55 No Comments

A team of students at the Cheng Shiu University have invented a motorcycle helmet equipped with wind turbines to power the two-wheelers headlights, direction indicator lights and tail lights.  When the bike is in action, the helmet starts generating electricity, being equipped with a set of five small wind turbines.

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Europe’s Biggest Onshore Wind Farm Goes Online

Thursday, May 21, 2009 3:23 No Comments

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond, has inaugurated Europe’s biggest onshore wind farm called Whitelee Wind Farm. The farm is located in East Renfrewshire, having 140 turbines capable of generating enough energy to power 180,000 homes.

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Wind Turbines on Electrical Towers

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 12:38 No Comments

Adding wind turbines to already existing electrical towers is an idea proposes at the Next Generation design competition by the winner of this year. This project is called Wind-It. “Wind-it answers one of the greatest challenges to the development of wind power: where to site wind turbines.

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