Vestas has announced it will ship 200 MW of its new 3.3 MW turbine to a project in Oklahoma, US. The project represents the first order for Vestas’ V126-3.3 MW wind turbine in the US, and will go a long way to strengthening the company’s 3 MW platform in the country as a whole. Show More Summary
Wind farms can now be designed to minimize their effects on television broadcasting and mobile communications. Methods and tools developed in a new research project allow an optimal location to be identified for wind turbines, where interference on television broadcasting and mobile connections is minimized, report investigators.
Ever wondered how engineers check if their design—from ships to wind turbines—will fair against an aggressive ocean? Using something like this new facility at the University of Maine, which uses 32 fans and 16 paddles to simulate the most fierce of marine conditions. Read more...
For decades now, I’ve written about clashes of pieties — pieties on the left. For example, you love, love wind power. But the killing of rare birds by the turbines? Um … You love, love abortion — or at least “abortion rights.” But when...Show More Summary
When you think of wind power, you probably think of the giant, elegant, slow-spinning wind turbine towers that cover natural landscapes like oversized white pinwheels missing a few blades. Indeed, those wind turbines are so cost-effective...Show More Summary
Turn junk into energy with this cheap wind turbine project from POC21. Read more on MAKE The post This $30 Wind Turbine Is Made from Bike Parts and Discarded Aluminum appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.
What do a humpback and a wind turbine have in common? Scalloped blade edges. The post Humpback Whales Solve a Problem for Wind Turbines appeared first on WIRED.
MidAmerican building tallest land-based wind turbine. Donnelle Eller, November 16, 2015 (Des Moines Register) “MidAmerican Energy says it's building the tallest land-based wind turbine in the nation in southern Iowa…[It] will get the added height by building the wind turbine tower from concrete instead of steel.. Show More Summary
Spanish turbine manufacturer Gamesa has revealed its newest wind turbine, a 3.3 MW model designed for medium wind speed sites. The global wind industry is fast becoming one of the most entrenched and reliable methods of new electricity generation, but not every location is made the same. Show More Summary
A new concrete wind tower will power more jobs in Iowa, deploying in-state producers including a Siemens wind turbine factory. Keystone XL who Warren Buffett Gives A Gigantic Concrete Wind Turbine Tower To Iowa was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.
With plans to significantly increase its share in the rapidly expanding Indian wind energy sector, Inox Wind, one of the country’s leading wind turbine manufacturers, has expanded one of its production facilities. Inox Wind, one of the...Show More Summary
By Chris Brown In the wind energy business, it’s our job to know which way the wind is blowing. With decades of experience and a global data stream from wind turbines worldwide, we can forecast when, where and how fast the wind will blow. Show More Summary
Turbine-drone hybrid could catch more wind energy; ‘Flying’ wind turbine may avoid conflicts over large-scale wind farms Lorna Siggins, November 9, 2015 (The Irish Times) “A Dutch astrophysicist has designed a ‘flying’ wind turbine which...Show More Summary
With high-stakes climate negotiations just around the corner, things are looking rosy for the producers and sellers of wind turbines and solar panels. In just a couple weeks, world leaders will gather in Paris to hash out a global agreement to combat climate change. Show More Summary
In a deal between the Scottish government and Norwegian oil company Statoil, five wind turbines with a capacity of six megawatts each will be set on floating structures some 15 miles (25 km) off the northeast coast of Scotland near Peterhead. Show More Summary
Audi has recently allowed Autocar to sample its hydrogen-drive A7 fuel cell prototype. Company engineers say that they have much faith in hydrogen as fuel because it can be created by using energy from wind turbines to ‘crack’ water into hydrogen and oxygen. The A7 h-tron is powered by a fuel cell stack mounted in […]
Reposit Power is pioneering a new take on the traditional power station. It doesn’t have a generator running on dirty coal — but neither does it have huge fields of wind turbines or solar panels. Instead, Reposit’s ‘power station’ consists...Show More Summary
Inventor’s wind turbine called ‘engineering breakthrough’ Keaton J. Depriest, November 11, 2015 (Amherst Bee) “…Kean Stimm, an inventor, scientist and engineer, developed the Newtonian Wind Turbine, a device that [could] provide lower-cost...Show More Summary
Researchers have designed and patented a floating platform for offshore wind turbines that they believe can reduce costs up to 12 euro cents per kilowatt hour. A team of researchers from the the Department of Civil and EnvironmentalShow More Summary
Researchers have designed and patented a floating platform for offshore wind turbines that can reduce energy costs to 12 euro cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) through a more efficient design and cheaper building materials.