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WindAid Wind Turbine Kickstarter Campaign Ends Soon

WindAid Institute needs our help to continue its mission of bring clean wind power to rural communities in Peru. Please join their Kickstarter campaign today WindAid Wind Turbine Kickstarter Campaign Ends Soon was originally posted on: PlanetSave. Show More Summary

Makani’s energy kite is a smarter wind turbine

Kites aren’t just for kids anymore. Just ask Makani Power, which is developing a smart energy kite that can generate up to 50 percent more electricity than a conventional wind turbine.The company has been part of Google X since 2013, working to come up with a new, more efficient way to transform wind into energy.To […]

Green Britain Centre Wind Turbine in Swaffham, Norfolk

Modern electricity-producing windmills can appear quietly graceful from afar, sleek and spindly apparitions with thin blades turning lazily in the sky. To truly appreciate the size and power of these machines you need a vantage point typically only accessible to wind turbine mechanics. Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, June 28: Voters, Including Republicans, Move On Climate; World’s Biggest Wind Turbine; The Landmark New York Solar Price Deal

Voters, Including Republicans, Move On Climate Republican Voters Evenly Split on Climate Change, Poll Finds Jack Fitzpatrick, June 28, 2016 (Morning Consult) “Most voters, including about half of Republicans, believe the climate is changing...Show More Summary

Cleveland offshore wind farm project awarded $40 million DOE grant

Could the Rust Belt turn into the Wind Belt? The Great Lakes represent 20 percent of the United States' total offshore wind energy capacity, but not a single wind turbine has yet to be seen. That could start to change soon thanks toShow More Summary

World's longest wind turbine blade expected to drive down offshore energy costs

Wind energy has grown in its widespread application, as well as its hardware. Turbine manufacturer Adwen and rotor blade suppliers LM Wind Power have come together to build the world’s largest wind turbine blade. At 88.4 meters or 290...Show More Summary

Adwen & LM Wind Power Unveil World’s Longest Wind Turbine Blade

Offshore wind turbine manufacturer Adwen and turbine rotor blades supplier LM Wind Power have unveiled the world’s longest wind turbine blade. The 88.4 meter wind turbine blade has been designed for Adwen’s AD 8-180 wind turbine, an 8 MW wind turbine with a 180 meter rotor diameter. Show More Summary

The Binopterus is a portable wind turbine made for the average Joe

Wind turbines are no longer reserved for large scale applications; technological innovations are making many forms of alternative energy available to the masses. This includes the Binopterus (not to be confused with prehistoric species), a high-tech portable wind turbine that delivers clean power at low wind speeds. Show More Summary

Heineken Netherlands Has Four Wind Turbines Officially In Use

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

Four wind turbines, with a combined capacity of twelve megawatts, provide a whopping 40% of the electricity needs of the Heineken brewery in Zoeterwoude, the Netherlands. Heineken Netherlands is achieving a significant step in realizing its ambition to brew climate neutral by 2020. Vimeo link (thanks Danny) The Presurfer

Will wind turbines and solar panels be IoT juice of choice?

The Internet of Things (IoT) revolution will bring a rise in productivity and lower time spent on a single process, but something not factored into the surge in connected devices is energy consumption. That may lead to an increase in carbon emissions, if smart city planners are unable to develop renewable systems that provide enough... Show More Summary

Paris Agreement Set To Boost Wind Turbine Sales, According To Moody’s

The Paris Agreement, which was agreed upon at COP21 in Paris in December, is set to boost wind turbine manufacturer sales, according to a new report from Moody’s. According to a new report from Moody’s Investors Service, the Paris Agreement,...Show More Summary

As Apple moves into the energy business, it gets approval to turn landfill gas into power

3 weeks agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

While solar panels and wind turbines are the two best-known methods of generating renewable energy, they aren’t the only approaches. The day after we learned that Apple has become a power company, we hear that it has just been givenShow More Summary

Building Our Energy Future, From the Ground Up

This is totally fascinating: Watch a team put up a huge wind turbine in a time lapse that covers weeks in just 5 minutes:   From the Ground Up: Building our energy future, one turbine at a time Source: MidAmerican Energy Company The post Building Our Energy Future, From the Ground Up appeared first on The Big Picture.

Greater Sage-grouse v. Wind Turbines in Oregon

Jason A. Crotty is a birder and lawyer living in Portland, Oregon who has been sharing some thought-provoking pieces with...

Blowing hot air: Are wind farms really bad for your health?

Why is Australia spending millions on investigating unfounded claims of "wind turbine syndrome", a probable manifestation of the so-called nocebo effect?

England Giving Up On Wind Power

(John Hinderaker) Hugh McNeal, chief executive of the British wind industry’s trade body, has acknowledged that with subsidies at an end, there won’t be any more wind turbine projects in England. Why? The wind doesn’t blow hard enough: We are almost certainly not talking about the possibility of new plants in England. Show More Summary

Why Only One Set Of Blades On A Wind Turbine?

We’re all familiar with the iconic three-bladed wind turbine, whether against a backdrop of blooming tulips in the Netherlands, spinning slowly over waving grain fields in the prairies, or sprayed with the salt water of the North Sea. Show More Summary

How to build and operate a bat-friendly wind turbine

When a bird charity installs a wind turbine, they're going to do it right.

Texas tech researcher aiding in study of eagle interaction with wind turbines

A new study will track golden eagle movement using solar-powered GPS transmitters to see how often they hunt or fly through area wind farms.

Auction details announced for New York offshore wind site

Offshore wind developers have until Aug. 5 to submit qualifications to the U.S. Interior Department if they plan to bid on leases to build turbines on a coveted site in the Atlantic Ocean off the... To view the full story, click the title link.

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