Posts Tagged ‘wind turbine’

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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ATS’s New Wind Tower Increases Wind Output by 20%

Monday, May 18, 2009 5:48 No Comments

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 [...]

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Optiwind – The Most Efficient Wind Turbine

Thursday, May 7, 2009 3:04 1 Comment

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.

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Texas wind farm uses radar technology to prevent migratory bird deaths

Monday, May 4, 2009 4:58 No Comments

A Texas wind farm, situated on a flight path used by millions of birds each spring and autumn, has launched a system that uses radar technology to protect the migratory birds. The wind farm inaugurated last month, uses radar technology developed initially for NASA and American Aviation, to detect approaching birds from as far as [...]

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Sensors to measure the tension on the blades of a windmill

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 5:20 No Comments

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.

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United States’ First Hydrokinetic Turbine Installed in Mississippi River

Saturday, December 27, 2008 2:18 No Comments

In the Mississippi River was installed the United States’ first commercial hydrokinetic turbine which harnesses power from moving water. This turbine has a production capacity of 35 kilowatt being situated downstream from an existing hydroelectric-plant dam. 

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A New Turbine Could Generate Four Times More Electricity Than Traditional Wind Turbines

Monday, December 1, 2008 2:25 No Comments

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 [...]

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Futuristic Mountain Hideaway Is 100% Sustainable

Thursday, November 27, 2008 14:54 No Comments

A futuristic mountain hideaway, the alpine capsule, was designed by Ross Lovegrove to be one with nature. The capsule generates energy by means of solar panels and of a wind turbine, which is set on the vertical axle. The capsule has a diameter of 8 meters and a double wrapped glass which reflects the environment [...]

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Laser Beams: A New Solution For Improving Wind Turbine Efficiency

Saturday, November 8, 2008 1:19 No Comments

The company named Catch the Wind situated in Virginia has discovered a new solution for improving wind turbine efficiency: laser beams. To adjust to changes in gusts and wind direction, the company’s fiber-optic laser system gives turbines up to 20 extra second. According to the company,  their system can improve turbine output by 10 percent.

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