Despite the hoopla generated by Amazon's announcement that it would like to deliver parcels by drone at some point, the most successful initial application of the technology has been much more humdrum. I have written a few times recently...Show More Summary
Wind energy converter inspired by ancient boats; A bladeless wind energy convertor inspired by the sailing boats of Ancient Carthage is set to breeze past traditional turbines in terms of efficiency, according to its Tunisian developers. Amy...Show More Summary
Arrays of small vertical-axis wind turbines, optimized to take advantage of each other's turbulence, can outperform conventional wind farms, according to a Stanford University researcher—and they don't kill birds.
We've seen drones capture all sorts of interesting footage over the past 12 months, including a peculiar and mildly disturbing video of a man sunbathing on top of a wind turbine, more than 200 feet up in the air. On the complete opposite...Show More Summary
Other people's money
Spanish wind energy giant Gamesa has been awarded a new wind turbine contract to supply 136.5 MW of turbines to a wind farm in Bahia, Brazil. Gamesa announced on its website Thursday that it had received a new order for the supply of...Show More Summary
Siemens has received an order for 714 MW worth of wind turbines for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm. Siemens announced Wednesday that it had received an order for 102 of its 7 MW turbines, each with a rotor diameter of 154 meters,...Show More Summary
LONDON (Reuters) - Germany's Siemens has won a five-year deal worth up to 833 million pounds ($1.2 billion) to build and service wind turbines for Scottish Power's East Anglia ONE project off the eastern coast of England, Scottish Power said on Wednesday. Show More Summary
Siemens has been awarded a contract to supply 385 MW of 6 MW offshore wind turbines for the Arkona Offshore Wind Farm in the German Baltic Sea. The German-based global technology company announced the news this week, revealing that a...Show More Summary
Because utility ratepayers largely footed the bill for the ambitious $200 million structure, complete with its own wind turbines and wastewater treatment infrastructure, SFPUC commissioner Anson Moran says, "We owe it to the people who paid for these projects to do a more complete report." [ more › ]
Last year the success of wind and solar power made headlines as installations of new turbines and PV panels soared. Meanwhile, “nuclear is dead” think pieces mushroomed in the press as old plants closed and new projects floundered in...Show More Summary
#GREENFAIL: Costly Broken Wind Turbines Give College Whopping Negative 99.14% Return On Investment.
There’s diminishing returns when it comes to adding more blades to a wind turbine and if there were less blades, the turbine would have to spin faster which is apparently not a very good thing when it comes to controlling a turbine. That’s basically why we setled on the three bladed wind turbine system. I think it also looks coolest? Read more...
Vestas has revealed it is installing a multi-rotor concept demonstration turbine that it hopes will challenge existing wind turbine scaling rules. Vestas is teaming up with the Technical University of Denmark to install a new demonstration...Show More Summary
By Jessica Shankleman (Bloomberg) — The highest carbon tax in an oil producing nation has persuaded Norway’s state-owned driller to experiment with batteries and wind turbines as an alternative for supplying electricity to offshore rigs. Show More Summary
Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas has issued Approval in Principle for the WindFloat Floating Offshore Wind Turbine (FOWT) foundation.
GE recently announced the launch of its Digital Wind Farm solution in India. It is a dynamic, connected, and adaptable wind-energy ecosystem that leverages big data and analytics, and pairs it with a reliable turbine that has a digital infrastructure. The goal is to enhance production, reduce cost, and boost availability and productivity over the life of a wind […]
Sheppard Air Force Base is "prematurely going on the offensive" in its campaign to alert the public to the consequences of possible wind turbine projects in Clay County.
Turning a old whirlygig fence spinner into a power-generating wind turbine. Read more on MAKE The post Making a Wind Turbine Out of Spare 3D Printer Parts appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.
Most people are unwilling to rent vacation homes that have a view of offshore wind turbines, a new study shows. Those who will rent expect steep rental discounts unless the turbines are more than eight miles offshore.