'IceWind' has redesigned the wind turbine to be more efficient and durable by flipping the blades sideways. Read more... More about Real Time Video, Real Time Video, Real Time, Real Time Video, and Design
Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has reclaimed the world's top wind turbine manufacturer spot from last year's usurper Goldwind, with 8.7 gigawatts worth of wind turbines installed across the globe in 2016. Vestas Reclaims World’s...Show More Summary
Hiab, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract to supply a minimum of 100 HIAB light-range loader cranes for a leading wind turbine manufacturer in China. The order with a value of approximately EUR 1.5 million was received at the end of January 2017.
Spanish electric utility Iberdrola announced it has completed the installation of the first of 70 5-MW wind turbines at the 350 megawatt Wikinger offshore wind farm off the coast of Germany. Iberdrola Completes Installation Of FirstShow More Summary
Bloomberg reports that wind power in the US great plains region (from Montana to Texas) reached 52% wind power on last Sunday - For the First Time, Wind on the Plains Supplied More Than Half Region’s Power. As more and more turbinesShow More Summary
A wind turbine spinning its blades in a valley in southeast India asks a turbine on a plain in Iowa if it should slow down or speed up its rotation. Sound like the stuff of science fiction? It’s not, according to GE’s VP of Software Research Colin Parris. Show More Summary
The 'Vortex' is an innovative take on the wind generator. It's bladeless, silent, cheap and bird friendly. What more could you want? Read more... More about Real Time Video, Real Time, Wind Turbine, Wind Generator, and Technology
By Jessica Shankleman (Bloomberg) — Wind farm developers installed more power than any other form of energy last year in Europe, helping turbines to overtake coal in terms of capacity, industry figures show. European wind power grewShow More Summary
The generating capacity of the nation’s wind turbines surpassed that of hydroelectric dams last year for the first time. Here’s a look at wind’s rise.
Is this the creepiest turbine design ever? It’s turbine time. Last month, New York gave the green light to what will become the country’s largest offshore wind farm. Then, Denmark’s ginormous turbine design broke energy-production records. Show More Summary
Today's selection of need-to-know updates from the world of physics
It recently generated a mind-blowing 216,000 kWh of power in a single 24-hour span Denmark recently unveiled the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine, a massive structure rising 721 feet tall and capable of producing 9 megawatts (MW). Show More Summary
Giant wind turbine sets record for wind energy generated in 24 hours Meagan Treacy, January 30, 2017 (TreeHugger) “…A new world record for wind power generated by a single wind turbine in a 24-hour period [shows wind turbine designers are close to bringing a 10 MW turbine to market]. Show More Summary
Wind Turbine Technician Blows Away Competition As Country's Fastest-Growing Job Robin Young, January 31, 2017 (Public Media for Central Pennsylvania) “The country’s fastest growing occupation is wind turbine technician, according toShow More Summary
By Paul Brown / Climate News Network Cutting-edge research helps revive European plans for many homes to have their own wind turbines as part of a clean energy revolution.
An old-style wind turbine on the roof of a house. (Andol via Wikimedia Commons) LONDON—A new type of small wind turbine for home electricity generation, intended to match the popularity and potential of solar power, is being developed...Show More Summary
A 720-foot-tall wind turbine featuring 35 ton blades has just set a new world record, producing a whopping 216,000 kWh of energy over a span of 24 hours. That’s enough to power an average American household for twenty years. Read more...
The sun sets in the background of some of the wind turbines Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, south of Rollag. Dave Wallis / The Forum There is a lot of very bad public policy surrounding wind power. One example is the massive, market-distorting wind power production credit. Show More Summary
Each blade weighs 35 tonnes.