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Windstrument Wind Turbine is Uniquely Designed

October 15, 2012 / No Comments

A uniquely designed wind turbine is soon to be a reality. Asahi Kasei Plastics has joined hands with Unified Energies International to develop a new wind turbine with an orchid like design. The device, called Windstrument, aims at attaining affordable and renewable energy. The Windstrument has been developed for residential use and utility-scale projects, including entire communities, industrial centers, as well ...

Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota Boast of More Than 10% Electricity from Wind

August 5, 2010 / 1 Comment

The United States is increasingly tilting towards wind power. It has been reported that four states - Iowa , South Dakota , North Dakota and Minnesota – currently get more than 10 per cent of their electricity from wind power. Significantly, as many as 28 other states are seeing new wind power projects breaking ground.

Wind Turbine Doubles up as Revolving Christmas Star

December 23, 2009 / No Comments

A huge revolving Christmas star probably would make people happy, and I guess people in Munich must be enjoying this show being put up by a wind turbine. The wind turbine has nearly 9000 LED lights shining away, and using energy as low as that of a common hairdryer.

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.

Data Center Powered Entirely by Wind

December 3, 2009 / No Comments

In Woodstock, Illinois, Other World Computing's laboratory has managed to get 100% of its needed power through wind turbines placed on-site. The turbines used are 39 meters in diameter, with a capacity of 500 kilowatts. The estimated output is around 1,250,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) annually. OWC are running other operations as well, but this one uses about twice as much ...

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 ...

RIWEA: Robot Inspector to Keep Your Turbines in Shape

January 23, 2009 / No Comments

Tapping into to wind energy as a clean source of power is an option that is quickly growing popularity thanks to inventive designers who are creating new and more acceptable designs for wind turbines. This has seen a sudden and healthy growth in the number of wind turbines used across the globe, but what about maintaining them and checking for defects ...

UFO is Unpredictable Foreign Obstacle to Wind Turbine

January 13, 2009 / No Comments

There's an investigation going on in Lincolnshire, UK. Locals are saying that an UFO might be the cause for damage to a wind turbine. A strange light appeared from nowhere causing damage to the giant whirlygig. Hmm ... well, I don't believe in UFOs, and I suppose there are people who don't believe that wind turbines are a viable source for ...

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 ...