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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...