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Japanese engineer creates a wind turbine that loves typhoons

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Wind turbines are popping up all over the world as part of a slow move towards green energy sources. But conventional wind turbines are quite limited. Not only are they only feasible in […]

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind Confirms Wind Turbine Supply For European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has confirmed this week that it will be supplying the 11 offshore wind turbines for the 92.4 MW European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre being developed off the coast of Scotland. Projects of this size normally...Show More Summary

Siemens Unveils New Raft Of Wind Turbines

German engineering megalith Siemens has unveiled a new raft of wind turbine designs at the WindEnergy Hamburg trade show this week, including a new turbine for low wind and medium wind locations, and a low-noise turbine for noise-sensitive sites. Show More Summary

Wind Executive Worries About Competition From Cheap Solar: ‘It’s Quite Scary From Our Perspective’

Recharge: Solar a "Scary" Competitor to Wind in Growth Markets, Says Nordex CEO Solar is becoming a “scary” competitor for the wind industry, particularly in many of the emerging markets that turbine suppliers are counting on for growth,...Show More Summary

Wind turbines killing more than just local birds, study finds

Wind turbines are known to kill large birds, such as golden eagles, that live nearby. Now there is evidence that birds from up to hundreds of miles away make up a significant portion of the raptors that are killed at these wind energy fields.

New Wind Turbines Could Power Japan for 50 Years After a Single Typhoon

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Typhoons are generally associated with mass destruction, but a Japanese engineer has developed a wind turbine that can harness the tremendous power of these storms and turn it into useful energy. If he’s right, a single typhoon could power Japan for 50 years. Read more...

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Deadspin Tim Tebow Hit A Home Run On The First Pitch | Jezebel We Couldn’t Come Up With a Better Headline Than This One About a Lady Fucking a Headless Dinosaur | Gizmodo New Wind Turbines Could Power Japan for 50 Years After a Single Typhoon | Adequate Man Send Us Your College Roommate Horror Stories | Read more...

World's first typhoon turbine could power all of Japan for 50 years

An engineer in Japan is looking for a silver lining in the destructive typhoons that regularly drench the island nation. Atsushi Shimizu has invented the world’s first typhoon wind turbine, an egg beater-like contraption designed to harness the immense energy of storms as a unique renewable energy source. Show More Summary

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind Named Preferred Suppler For 252 MW Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has been selected as the preferred wind turbine supplier for the 252 MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind project being developed in Germany by owner British Wind Energy. The news, announced in late September, states...Show More Summary

Vestas Receives 214 MW Wind Turbine Order For 2 GW Wind XI Project

Danish wind turbine manufacturer and developer Vestas announced it has received an order for 214 MW worth of wind turbines as part of the larger 2 GW Wind XI project being developed in Iowa by MidAmerican Energy. Earlier this year, Vestas...Show More Summary

Here's how much of the US would need to be covered in wind turbines to power the nation

On September 27, the US District Court of Appeals in Washington DC will hear arguments over the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, which dictates carbon-cutting standards for states based on their greenhouse gas emissions. TheShow More Summary

A curly-haired woman's honest review of the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer

Despite knowing full well that Dyson can clean my house wonderfully, I wasn't convinced that a tiny wind turbine for my head would give me perfect hair. Any time a new hype-worthy hair product like the Dyson Supersonic comes out, I have...Show More Summary

Vestas Led All Wind Turbine Vendors For Orders Received In 1H’16, Navigant

Danish wind energy manufacturer and developer Vestas led all wind turbine vendors in turbine orders received throughout the first six months of 2016, according to new analysis published by Navigant Research. According to Navigant Research’s Wind...Show More Summary

World’s Biggest Offshore Wind Turbines Building Off UK Coast

Dong installs world’s largest wind turbines off UK coast Susanna Twidale w/Susan Thomas, September 8, 2016 (Reuters) “Dong Energy has installed the first of the world's largest wind turbines, which are taller and wider than the London...Show More Summary

Wind Turbine Tower Market Set To Decline By 2020

The global wind turbine tower market is set to decline over the next several years, dropping several billion dollars due to falling costs, decreasing capacity expansion, and increased tower height. These are the findings from a new report...Show More Summary

Big Texas Wind Backed By Amazon

Amazon Builds Giant Wind Farm In Texas; The farm will feature 100 turbines. Sophie Weiner, September 18, 2016 (Popular Mechanics) “…[Amazon will finance] a massive new renewable energy project [in West Texas] dubbed Amazon Wind FarmShow More Summary

Backing Clean Power Plan Will Accelerate The Clean Energy Future

Cattle graze in a pasture against a backdrop of wind turbines which are part of the 155 turbine Smoky Hill Wind Farm near Vesper, Kan., Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) While legal experts are debating EPA’s Clean Power Plan in Washington next Tuesday, the U.S. business community is galloping [...]

New 28 MW Pilot Offshore Wind Farm To Benefit From Siemens Innovations

The Wind Power and Renewables division of German multinational Siemens will provide four 7 MW wind turbines with accompanying new offshore wind innovations to a pilot offshore wind project being developed in northern Denmark. Nissum Bredning...Show More Summary

Tiny two-pound Micro Wind Turbine folds up just like an umbrella

While scaled-up renewable energy plants can generate a great deal of energy, there's a huge demand for smaller devices in off-grid, remote, or harsh locations. Designer Nils Ferber created a Micro Wind Turbine that works as well on a blustery mountaintop as it does in a backyard garden, and can charge smartphones via a USB port on the turbine. Show More Summary

How Germany Generates Its Electricity

Originally published on Carbon Brief. By Simon Evans Germany’s “Energiewende”, which translates as energy transition, conjures up images of bright, sunlit fields scattered with wind turbines and solar panels. But to its critics, it is a story of continued reliance on coal. Show More Summary

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