Wind power

Producing Hydrogen from Wind Power Being Tested

July 21, 2008 / 1 Comment

  Hokkaido is Japan's northernmost main island. The island recently hosted the G-8 Summit at Lake Toya. I know the place, got a speeding ticket there once, which, btw, has nothing to do with this post. The Wakkanai Alternative and Renewable Energy Study Group and Heiren Energy Inc. are jointly testing a system that will store hydrogen that was produced through electrolysis ...

Kenichi Horie Finished Solo-Voyage on His Wind Powered Catamaran

July 11, 2008 / No Comments

Do you remember the Japanese sailor, environmentalist and adventurer Kenichi Horie that was going from Hawaii to Japan on his double-hull boat, "Suntory Marmaid II", using just the power of the waves? Horie, who will turn 70 in September, completed the 110-day solo trans-Pacific on July 5th and is now the first in the world to do it. The main delay ...

The Pickens Plan to Get America Weaned Off Foreign Oil

July 8, 2008 / 1 Comment

Can an oil man talk America into weaning itself from its dependency on the black gold? Is there a quick fix, even partial quick fix. Pickens thinks so. It's wind power. What do you think?

Wind Power Contributes to World Record for Tyson Gay

June 30, 2008 / No Comments

Wind power. There's an obvious reason, okay, maybe not so obvious reason to some why it is such a good thing. Wind power was attributed to helping Tyson Gay run the fastest ever 100 meters in history - 9.68 at the U. S. Olympic trials in Eugene, OR. The record, however, was aided with the help of a tailwind that ...

5 Reasons Why New Wind Power Facilities Are Dropping Off

June 24, 2008 / No Comments

Japan was going great guns on adding wind power generating facilities...until last year. The number of new facilities added in '07 was half of what was added in '06. New wind turbines that started operation in Japan last year had a capacity of 185Kw. It was double that in '06. There are reasons for the drop off: 1. Utilities in northern Japan ...

Wind-Powered Rotating Skyscraper in Dubai

June 11, 2008 / 10 Comments

Dubai continues to set standards and, why not with all the money the little kingdom has in the bank. Oil money. Our money. Dr. David Fisher is the designer of this Dynamic Architecture - a wind-powered rotating skyscraper, 420 meters high and with 80 floors that rotate independently. A total of 48 wind turbines will be installed between each floor ...

AeroCam – New Generation Wind Turbine

June 10, 2008 / 1 Comment

Broadstar Wind Systems has designed what is supposed to the be next generation wind turbine. Based on principles first established by the French aeronautical engineer Georges Jean Marie Darrieus who invented a wind turbine capable of operating from any direction and under adverse weather conditions, the AeroCam is capable of generating power virtually anywhere. Though it looks a lot like a ...

T. Boone Pickens Jr, Bets on Wind Power

June 10, 2008 / 1 Comment

T. Boone Pickens Jr. is one of Texas’s richest oil men who's making a small fortune every minute thanks to the high oil prices. He's also now seemingly setting his safety net by building the largest wind farm in the world (he says). The farm will have a 4,000 megawatts generating capability, enough to be able to power 1.3 million ...

Nereus, kite-powered water craft concept

June 6, 2008 / 11 Comments

Using wind to get from place A to place B is quite unusual for most of us. But, how about about the Nereus, the water pad racer for adrenaline junkies? Inspired by kite sailing, these pix are aconceptual design of a kite-powered water craft capable of achieving relatively high speeds both on and under the water. Inspired by ET?! Though ...

PYCO 1 Megawatt Wind Turbine, Construction Timelapse

May 22, 2008 / No Comments

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNZqNL4qZxY[/youtube] This is the construction timelapse of a big PYCO 1 megawatt wind turbine that was built from March 31st 2008 to April 4th 2008 in Lubbock, Texas. Sooner or later we will understand that we can live a life on renewable energies if we stop wasting and though they build bigger mills around the world this is a good step ...