Wind power

Greenbird Wind-powered Vehicle Shatters World Record in Style

April 6, 2009 / 1 Comment

There are many people who are trying to break the land speed record for a two wheeler or a four wheeler, but it's not very often that someone tries to set a land speed record for wind-powered vehicles. However, that's exactly what Richard Jenkins and his team, have been looking for. [caption id="attachment_4393" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Greenbird, wind powered vehicle breaks speed ...

Swift Wind Turbine, Harness Wind Power the Stylish Way

February 12, 2009 / 1 Comment

Generating electricity by harnessing the power of the wind in the most stylish possible way, here's another rooftop wind turbine that offers a cost effective energy source for domestic, community and industrial use. Designed by Cascade Engineering to be environmentally  sustainable, the Swift Wind Turbine uses a variety of patented technologies that makes it both safe and silent, and has a ...

Japanese Town, Kuzumaki, Kicks Dependence on Fossil Fuels

December 30, 2008 / No Comments

The small Japanese town of Kuzumaki (coo-zoo-mah-key), not to be confused with uzumaki (whirlpool) has just 8,000 residents that are showing the rest of the world how things might be done ... that is, kicking the fossil fuel habit. How green are they? Electricity is generated from cow dung. Dozens of wind turbines decorate nearby Mt. Kamisodegawa (kah-mee-so-de 'like in dead'-gah-wah) 25% of schools ...

The Windspire Vertical Wind Turbine by Mariah Power

December 2, 2008 / 1 Comment

The Windspire vertical wind turbine by Mariah Power is a noiseless way of powering your own home for cheap in a sustainable way. Using wind power to spin, this 29.5-foot-tall vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) it outputs 1.2 kW, will cost you some $5,000 and is able to provide 25-30% of the power needed in a typical house. Looking quite ...

Suzlon Energy Clarifies on Broken Turbine Blade in the US

October 24, 2008 / No Comments

India-based Suzlon Energy Ltd - the largest wind turbine manufacturer in Asia, announced on Friday that one of their wind turbine blades in the US, suffered an extremely rare and unusual incident, accidental breakage. [caption id="attachment_2064" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Suzlon windmill farm at Chitradurga"][/caption] We're talking about a "single V2 blade on a Suzlon S.88 turbine", while the rest are still operating without ...

England, Wind Power ‘Capital City’ in Europe

October 23, 2008 / No Comments

The north-east of England is soon to become the centre of an enormous wind farm industry that is being proposed to be set up because of its close proximity to the sea. Today with 3GW (a supply enough for 2m homes) of the 75GW of electricity consumed, Britain has come up to the fifth position, leaving behind Denmark in the ...

Largest Wind Farm in Africa, to be Built in Ethiopia

October 20, 2008 / No Comments

The Ethiopian Electricity Corporation realized that they were falling short on energy resources and needed to add some extra sources to meet the demand. But instead of following the conventional method of installing huge power plants, they decided to build a wind farm instead. Built in north Ethiopia this 120 megawatt Ashegoba wind farm would generate 15% of the nation's power ...

Japanese Government Wants Energy Firms Weaned Off Fossil Fuels

October 8, 2008 / No Comments

Tokyo has its eyes on weaning electric, gas, and petroleum companies from fossil fuels. The Japanese government will require the big users to utilize certain amounts of nonfossil fuels - solar, hydraulic and nuclear power. The goal is for the proportion of nonfossil fuels to be 30% of the total energy supplies in Japan by 2030. It was 18% in 2005. ...

Do-it-yourself Wind Turbine Made from Scrap

September 5, 2008 / No Comments

This story reminds me of the Chinese dude who was able to make a solar water heater for his mother-in-law out of beer bottles. A fellow in London spent all of his $37 to make a wind turbine. He used: a bike frame and bearings, a Vespa magneto a Ford Fiesta battery all found in a dumpster or in the skips if you are ...

World’s Largest Wind Turbine Blade, by Vestas

August 18, 2008 / No Comments

Vestas Wind Systems, the largest wind turbines manufacturer is going to test the world's longest turbine blade of all times. They're going to do it soon, on the Island of Wight in the UK where they will build a research and development center that will play along with an existing Vestas plant which produced turbine blades since 2000. Though they revealed plans ...