Wind power

Largest Offshore Windfarm Starts Power Generation

November 2, 2012 / No Comments

As you all know, London Array is the largest offshore wind farm in the world. A prestigious moment in history has now come unto the wind farm with the first phase of the project starting to produce electricity for the first time. The project, the world’s largest offshore wind farm, has been constructed in two phases. Under this project, around 175 ...

Windstrument Wind Turbine is Uniquely Designed

October 15, 2012 / No Comments

A uniquely designed wind turbine is soon to be a reality. Asahi Kasei Plastics has joined hands with Unified Energies International to develop a new wind turbine with an orchid like design. The device, called Windstrument, aims at attaining affordable and renewable energy. The Windstrument has been developed for residential use and utility-scale projects, including entire communities, industrial centers, as well ...

Wind Power Set to be the Energy of the Future

October 10, 2012 / No Comments

With the cost of electricity rising like never before, people are pushing for more avenues in the renewable energy space. The traditional forms of electricity have significant health and environmental effects, while renewable energy like wind and solar are widely accepted as an increasingly cost-effective energy solutions.  And, among them wind energy can be considered as the cheapest energy sources. Apart ...

US-UK Deal for Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

April 25, 2012 / No Comments

The US and the UK have announced that both will collaborate on developing floating offshore wind turbines. These turbines would be capable of operating in deep waters. Work on offshore wind turbines had started sometime back, and several methods were proposed to fix the turbines on to the sea floor and to balance them in the best possible way. However, none ...

RWE Innogy Installs Powerful Wind Turbine Off Belgium Coast

March 26, 2012 / No Comments

German energy major RWE Innogy has installed a turbine with a rated capacity of 6.15 megawatts at the offshore Thornton Bank wind farm. Perhaps the world's most powerful wind turbine till date, the installation of the first 6 MW turbine in a commercial offshore wind farm marks another step along the road towards larger offshore wind power plants with powerful ...

Wind Harvester Horizontal Wind Turbine to Generate Power from Low Speed Winds Too

February 29, 2012 / No Comments

Remember Don Quixote and how he fought a windmill? Windmills were giant structures, since they needed lot of wind energy to function, so do the current wind turbines, which make them gigantic figures. Though wind energy is one of the best sustainable energy sources, the juggernaut attire of the turbines makes it difficult to tap it in certain situations. However, a ...

IKEA Solvinden Line Offers Solar and Wind Powered Home Lighting Solutions [Video]

February 10, 2012 / 1 Comment

IKEA’s Solvinden (sol=sun and vinden=wind) line of products has added a few lamps and now the product line is starting to amass popularity from all over the world. IKEA’s new Solvinden lamps run on batteries that are charged from the sun or wind. The lamp shades are mini-wind turbines that, when spinning, power a mini-generator for battery charging. The tops of ...

Pact with Nature: Socks Made Using Wind Power

October 21, 2011 / No Comments

Experience the winds of positive change blowing in the field of the apparel industry. We find an increasing trend of dress materials tailor-made to help, directly or indirectly, the disabled and deprived artists all over the world. When we step out of our luxurious apartments, wearing contemporary dress, all of us had better spare a thought for these hapless beings, who ...

Volkswagen Pumps in $1.4 billion in Wind Initiatives

August 29, 2011 / No Comments

Gearing up to meet the looming energy crisis, Volkswagen has come up with a $1.4-billion investment in the field of renewable energy resources like sea, wind and sun. The company has joined hands with Audi’s ongoing renewable energy projects in the VW group of partners. The company, with this two-year investment, is looking for a partner in ecological power generation by ...

Brazil Leaps Ahead with Ambitious Wind Energy Strategy

July 12, 2011 / No Comments

It seems to be celebration time for all those green enthusiasts over there in Brazil. The nation has made a remarkable achievement in its foray into the renewable energy scene. The milestone of 1 gigawatt energy (enough to power 1.5 million homes) was surpassed recently by the wind power sector there. This comes across as a first for South America even as ...