Posts Tagged ‘Wind Power’
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, [...]
Dale Vince is one of the Britain’s richest green founder and entrepreneur of green energy supplier Ecotricity (an energy provider which invests profits into wind turbines). He aims to break the land speed record in an all-electric car called the Nemesis.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.