Wind Turbines Get Smarter with Tech Intervention

February 11, 2013 / No Comments

Think wind power, and you can see that turbines have been getting bigger and better. With better computer models and components embedded, wind turbines have been made more productive. GE’s new 2.5-120 wind turbine, announced last week, is even better. Its maximum power output is about 2.5 megawatts, which is lower than that of the leading 2.85 megawatt turbine. The turbine will ...

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 ...

Airborne Wind Power Concept Catching Up

September 10, 2010 / No Comments

The concept of airborne wind power and industry is picking up, particularly in Europe. Though the concept is still in its germinating phase, companies like Makani Wind Power, Magenn Power and Joby Energy have built scaled-down models and have conducted a number of tests in this regard. The Department of Defense and ARPA-E (the R&D agency inside the Department of ...

World’s Largest Tidal Turbine Comes Up in Scotland

August 13, 2010 / No Comments

The Atlantis Resources, the marine renewable power company, has unveiled the world’s largest tidal turbine in Scotland. The massive engineering marvel named AK1000 will be installed at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney, this summer. People from around the world attended the unveiling ceremony which took place at the Isleburn Engineering facility, and took their only opportunity to view ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

30% Better Fuel Economy for 5 Million Heavy Duty Trucks

June 12, 2008 / 1 Comment

What if those more than 5 million heavy duty trucks rolling up and down just the U. S. highways, would be powered by an engine wit 30-percent better fuel mileage, that doesn't have pistons and needs no lube? Such a truck gets on average a 7 mpg and with oil, diesel and gas prices only going up, someone had to ...