Wind power

Energy harvesting kites to generate 1 MW of electricity

June 1, 2010 / No Comments

Just a few days back we wrote about researchers at University of California claiming to meet the energy needs of entire planet through sailing ships harvesting ocean wind energy. The pursuit to develop to cleaner greener sources of energy is raising the bar higher and higher for all in the fray. A California based high altitude Wind Company Makani Power ...

Sailing ships harvesting ocean wind energy could meet energy needs of entire planet

May 28, 2010 / No Comments

With dwindling fossil fuel resources we are working with solar, wind and tidal alternatives to generate power. Just a few days back we talked about an underwater kite feeding on tidal energy to generate power. Taking a step forward, researchers at the University of California are working upon sailing ships that could harvest energy from the ocean far away from ...

Aeolus phone charged with solar & wind energy guarantees endless connectivity

May 26, 2010 / No Comments

Electronic gadgets help us remain connected everywhere, which rightly justifies their profound penetration in our lives. Of late we have seen several fantastic devices that have exploited renewable energy sources to help the equipment remain functional over longer periods of time on single charge. Industrial designer Cyrene Quiamco has devised Aeolus Phone with inbuilt power generating capabilities.

First Portable Wind Energy Harvester Arrives on the Scene

March 31, 2010 / No Comments

Wind Turbines mostly are gigantic structures and while their usefulness cannot be refuted, the world would be a happier place if they gave up their huge form and became something much smaller and portable. So far, any attempts to make wind power portable have met with little success, but the developments made by Humdinger Wind Energy LLC may help change ...

Gesterbine Skyscraper Will be Covered With Wind Turbines

March 12, 2010 / 1 Comment

The Gesterbine Skyscraper is a design entry for the 2010 Skyscraper Competition organized by Evolo Magazine. Designed by Mode:Lina Architektura and Consulting, this tower is intended for Wielkopolska region of Poland. Rapid urbanization has led to water shortage and decreasing variety of flora and fauna. A problem further magnified by the regulation of the Warta river, which has led to ...

Texas Sets a new Record in Wind Power Generation

March 8, 2010 / No Comments

Texas has the largest wind power generation capacity in the USA, with nearly 9,410 megawatts available, leaving it's nearest competition Iowa far behind, which has wind power generation capacity of 3,870 megawatts. And it appears that the installed capacity is being put to good use. On February 28, the state set a record with wind power electricity generation at 6,242 ...

Town Town Erdberg Building Generates More Power Than it Uses

February 22, 2010 / No Comments

While most buildings (or designs for that matter) struggle to go near the zero energy mark, the Town Town Erdberg actually promises to generate more power than it would consume. Granted, it isn't very easy to the eyes, but the new approach has its benefits. Also, the building (design) was good enough to get hold of the 2010 MIPIM sustainability ...

Designer Philippe Starck Wants Wind Turbines to Look Better

January 28, 2010 / No Comments

Apparently, many people are unwilling to setup wind turbines because of none too flattering looks of these wind turbines. Famous designer Philippe Starck has created options for such people, and the options are two good looking wind turbines.

Wind Plays Music on the Winduino

January 26, 2010 / No Comments

The Winduino II is an instrument from the Fascination Workshop, and it utilizes the power of the sun and the wind to create music. It can be placed indoors or hung outdoors, and the instrument will start off with its surprizing musician, the air. Piezo sensors in the instrument detect the movement of air around the Winduino II, and they ...

UK Licenses 32GW Offshore Wind Farms

January 8, 2010 / 1 Comment

Offshore wind farms are a rarity even in terms of wind power generation. As of now, only 1% of the total wind power generated comes from offshore wind farms. Considering the technical and financial challenges associated with such projects, all of this seems to be quite natural, but the UK is betting heavily against the odds in hoping that such ...