Posts Tagged ‘wind energy’
ATS has developed this week in Germany a new wind tower. It’s new design increases wind output by 20%. “This is a great day for wind energy.” said Frans Brughuis, Managing Director of the tower construction specialist Advanced Tower Systems (ATS). “Now the pilot project can demonstrate the high cost-effectiveness and efficiency of the ATS [...]
World’s largest offshore wind farm will be built 12 miles away from the south coast of Kent, England. With an army of 341 wind turbines over an area of 90 miles, the 1 gigawatt offshore wind farm will produce enough energy to power 750,000 houses.
Global wind power capacity grew by 29% in 2008 once the United States almost took the Germany’s title of world’s largest wind power generator, Worldwatch Institute said. Washington-based research organisation announced that global wind capacity has increased by over 27,000 megawatts (MW), that means is enough to power around 27 million homes, with about 120.798 [...]
Traditional three-blade turbines are great if you have lots of space to play with, but the Optiwind Compact Wind Accelerating Turbine is ideal for high-density, low-wind areas. The turbine’s series of small, five bladed fans funnel in wind and accelerate it, thereby cranking up wind speeds to generate more power.
Kinesis Industries has recently release the new K3 Charger. Using solar and wind energy, this gadget can recharge digital cameras, cell phones, iPods and iPhones through various adapters and a USB port.
Moog Japan Ltd have developed a system that will measure the tension on the blades of a windmill every second. This system could prevent a catastrophic end of this renewable energy generator.
Increasingly more people are concerned about global warming seeking new solutions to combat it. Scientists have confirmed that due to global warming, the antarctic glaciers melt down rapidly and this will affect our life. But the future is promising because a collective of New York based artists will launch in May 2009 a floating habitat, [...]
How many times do you hear on TV or you read in newspapers as various “experts” trying to convince you that alternative energy solutions are not a viable solution in this moment. Because are too expensive, are not reliable and resistant in time and these do not have the potential to cover even a small [...]
Because wind not only flows through the blades, normally wind turbines lose up to 39.7 percent of potential energy but this week, a small Massachusetts-based start-up FloDesign Wind Turbine win the green competitions with a new type of wind turbine that can generate three to four times more electricity than traditional blade turbines. The moving [...]
Two American researchers at the University Maryland have discovered that a huge wind farm could change the direction of storms. In this moment, the United States is supplied with 1% of our total electricity from windmills. The Department of Energy intends to raise this percentage to 20% by 2020. Therefore, to achieve this goal, requires [...]