Wind power

NIMBY Going Strong In Devon Kills Wind Farm Plans

December 3, 2013 / 1 Comment

It appears that a really bad case of NIMBY has infected Devon (a.k.a. Devonshire), England. NIMBY, commonly known as Not In My Back Yard Syndrome, is the most likely explanation for the death of a planned wind farm off the coast of this county located in the southwest part of England. RWE Innogy had planned to construct a 240-tower wind farm ...

Unintended Consequences of Wind Farms

November 15, 2013 / 1 Comment

Using wind as an alternative energy source is a great idea. Many communities in the United States use wind farms a one of their sources for their electricity. Even electric companies that may use coal, natural gas and hydroelectric sources for their production have been expanding into harnessing the wind. The wind does not have to be mined or drilled for. ...

Wind Power Is Growing in Michigan Despite Opposition

November 7, 2013 / No Comments

Michigan has been doing their part to expand the use of alternative energy sources.They are harnessing the wind to produce electricity.In fact, there is only one state that is building more wind-powered turbines, and that state, surprisingly, is oil-rich Texas. At the present time, according to United States Senator Debbie Stabenow, wind turbines provide the power needs for approximately 325,000 homes. ...

Fukushima to be Home to Largest Ever Off Shore Wind Farm

July 16, 2013 / No Comments

If you would remember, Japan’s Fukushima was completely shaken when the earthquake and tsunami struck in 2011. Adding to its woes, the nuclear disaster that was a byproduct of the natural calamity brought down all morale the city had left within itself. But then, as Japan as proved earlier too, these disasters have failed to bog the city down. The coastal ...

Bladeless Windmills Could Suit Cities

April 5, 2013 / No Comments

Many among you who don’t like the traditional windmills always complain about the large blades that rotate when the wind blows against them. Conventional windmills require high maintenance cost and take up huge space too. Besides, they kill birds. Clearly, traditional windmills aren’t ideal for urban environments. In order to solve all these issues, Delft University of Technology's EWICON (Electrostatic Windenergy ...

Wind Turbines Get Smarter with Tech Intervention

February 11, 2013 / No Comments

Think wind power, and you can see that turbines have been getting bigger and better. With better computer models and components embedded, wind turbines have been made more productive. GE’s new 2.5-120 wind turbine, announced last week, is even better. Its maximum power output is about 2.5 megawatts, which is lower than that of the leading 2.85 megawatt turbine. The turbine will ...

Permission Sought for Massive 1.2GW Wind Farm Project in UK

January 10, 2013 / No Comments

London Array, a massive offshore wind farm in the Thames, will be the world’s largest once it its completed.  But now the project has got some competition from within the UK. Another offshore wind farm project in UK has moved a step forward with the submission of a planning application for a gigantic 1.2GW development off the coast of Anglia. According to ...

Apple Developing Wind Tech to Generate and Store Heat

January 3, 2013 / No Comments

If you have been thinking that Apple’s area of activities center’s around the computer and mobile technologies, think again! The Cupertino company is working on bringing to the fore about innovations in other fields too. Apple has turned towards renewable energy and it claims they can be the best at activities like storing wind power as heat, and then releasing it ...

SheerWind Wind Generator Hopes to Reduce Wind Power Costs

December 13, 2012 / 1 Comment

Wind turbines have long been receiving criticism saying that they are noisy and destroy landscapes and birds.  SheerWind, a wind power startup from Minnesota, has come up with a new type of ducted wind turbine that can bring more output than the traditional wind turbines. The company has introduced a new system named INVELOX system which has the ability to operate ...

Global Wind Power Supply Could Triple by 2020

November 19, 2012 / No Comments

The future of the wind energy seems to be bright. Though the global recession and the failure to create a much better commercial conditions to support more green investment could slow down the growth in the next few years, production will accelerate again by 2020. As per a report by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Greenpeace International, it is ...