Wind power

Google Makes Green Energy Leap with Purchase of 240MW of Wind Power

September 23, 2013 / No Comments

From the development of Android operating system to their upcoming autonomous vehicle, Google is always on the quest for all things new. Now, with its decision to buy 240MW wind power in Texas, the search giant seems to going deeper into green terrain. Google hopes to transform itself into a renewable energy company  and is now investing heavily in renewable energy ...

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 ...

Apple Developing Wind Tech to Generate and Store Heat

January 3, 2013 / No Comments

If you have been thinking that Apple’s area of activities center’s around the computer and mobile technologies, think again! The Cupertino company is working on bringing to the fore about innovations in other fields too. Apple has turned towards renewable energy and it claims they can be the best at activities like storing wind power as heat, and then releasing it ...

Largest Offshore Windfarm Starts Power Generation

November 2, 2012 / No Comments

As you all know, London Array is the largest offshore wind farm in the world. A prestigious moment in history has now come unto the wind farm with the first phase of the project starting to produce electricity for the first time. The project, the world’s largest offshore wind farm, has been constructed in two phases. Under this project, around 175 ...

Wind Power Set to be the Energy of the Future

October 10, 2012 / No Comments

With the cost of electricity rising like never before, people are pushing for more avenues in the renewable energy space. The traditional forms of electricity have significant health and environmental effects, while renewable energy like wind and solar are widely accepted as an increasingly cost-effective energy solutions.  And, among them wind energy can be considered as the cheapest energy sources. Apart ...

China to Achieve 500 GW of Renewable Power by 2020

December 7, 2010 / No Comments

China is all set to hit a total of 500 Gigawatts of renewable energy on the grid by 2020. Estimated increment in the sector of wind power is 150 GW in the place of current 25 GW, electric power would come from adding 100 GW to make 300 GW of hydro power, adding 125 GW to have 150 GW of ...

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 ...

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 ...

US gives green thumb-up to its first offshore wind farm at Cape Cord

April 28, 2010 / No Comments

For a change US is heading offshore, not for oil but for its first wind farm. After years of legal wrangling the Obama Administration has finally inched closer towards establishing its first offshore wind farm, off Cape Cod. The 130 turbine Cape Cod wind farm which gets operational by 2012 aims to eventually supply three-quarters of the ...