Wind power

USA’s First Ocean Wind Farm to be Built by Deepwater Wind

December 11, 2009 / No Comments

Deepwater Wind may be located in the US's smallest state, but that didn't stop them from securing a deal to sell power on Thursday. The project's long-term goals aim to provide power for 15% of the state's demands, and is scheduled for 20 years. Deepwater Wind will sell electricity generated from up to 8 turbines, totaling a 28 megawatts production.

Wind Lamp Harvests Wind Energy to Power Itself, Other Lamps

November 20, 2009 / No Comments

The Wind Lamp is a concept that could help the environment and natural resources in a number of ways. This green lamp is designed to serve as a street lamp, and it could come in very handy at places with sufficient wind power. The lamp basically consists of LEDs and a wind power generator.

EV Owners May Earn From Charging Their Vehicles

November 4, 2009 / No Comments

The effect of millions of electric vehicles connecting to the grid during peak hours has been feared and discussed since long. While charging vehicles during off-peak hours may be good for utilities, in an interesting turn it may even earn some money for the owners. More specifically, EV/PHEV owners in West Texas and Illinois are being paid to charge their ...

Mariah Power Creates Wind Speed Measuring App for the iPhone

October 23, 2009 / No Comments

Mariah Power, a small wind turbine manufacturing company, has created a wind speed measuring app for the iPhone. The basic idea of course, is to let interested users measure wind speed, and see if it would suit their need for a small wind turbine.

Harnessing Her Power – Part 2

October 20, 2009 / No Comments

If you remember in Part 1, I set the table and server up the hors d'oeuvres, appetizer plates, and salads of harnessing Herricanes (If you don’t remember, STOP!  Go back and read Part 1 before continuing).  Now I will serve up heaps of real meat and continue the anger management presentation.

Harnessing Her Power – Part 1

October 19, 2009 / No Comments

Kathryn Siranosian published a blog entry about Hurricane Rick and she got me to thinking.  While I believe it should be named Himmicane Rick and that has nothing to do with this article, hurricanes could be good for the energy business.

Hurricane Rick Track

October 18, 2009 / 1 Comment

Hurricane Rick is now an "extremely dangerous" category five storm, according to officials from the National Weather Service. Maximum sustained winds remain near 180 mph, with higher gusts. While fluctuations in intensity are likely during the next 24 hours, Rick is expected to remain an extremely dangerous hurricane for the next day or two.

Dyson Introduces New Bladeless Fan

October 12, 2009 / 1 Comment

Can a fan still cool you if it doesn’t have blades? Apparently so, if it’s the new Dyson Air Multiplier ™ fan pictured above. Dyson, a company well-known for advancing vacuum cleaner technology, has now developed a new generation of innovative bladeless fans. These fans use the simple principles of fluid dynamics --without the traditional fan blades --to multiply air flow 15 ...

‘Three Gorges of the Land’ to Churn 40GW Despite Being Wind Powered

July 7, 2009 / No Comments

It is not often that we come across wind powered electricity generation projects that have the capacity of producing 40GW. Surreal as it may sound, but the 'Three Gorges of the Land' project being constructed outside the northwestern city of Jiuquan in Gansu Province is capable of achieving such high standards. The achievement will be phased in however, as only 5GW ...

Rooftop Wind Turbines

April 14, 2009 / No Comments

I was the first one in my neighborhood to get solar panels. That was when I lived in Japan and more than 20+ years ago. I wonder if I can be the first one in Sunnyvale (home to Yahoo) to have a wind turbine on the roof of my house. I wonder if I want to be the first person ...