Alternative Energy

Wind Power

News and Information about Wind Energy Technologies.

Mar 03, 2015

Wind Power

Wind power is produced by using wind generators to harness the kinetic energy of wind. It is gaining worldwide popularity as a large scale energy source, although it still only provides less than one percent of global energy consumption. The articles listed below explore wind power and its usage around the world.

Flying Wind Farms: Future Power Harvesters

Flying Wind Farms: Future Power Harvesters

How would you like swarms of kite-like airborne turbines spinning at high altitudes sending power down via nano-tube cable tethers to generate power for your community? This could very

The Empire State Building: Brighter & Greener

The Empire State Building: Brighter & Greener

Yes, as of 2011, The Empire State Building, one of the world’s largest buildings has achieved the distinction of becoming the largest buyer of green renewable wind power. The

Increasing the Efficiency of Wind Turbine Blades

Increasing the Efficiency of Wind Turbine Blades

To ensure wind turbines that are big in size work in a better manner, a new kind of air-flow technology may soon be introduced. Apart from other aspects,

The Wind Energy Industry is Nothing New

The Wind Energy Industry is Nothing New

Though our scientists may claim that they are inventing something new by using wind as a source of generating energy, the truth is that wind is being used for

South Korea Planning Massive Off Shore Wind Farm

South Korea Planning Massive Off Shore Wind Farm

Wind energy currently meets a mere 1.5% of global electricity generation. But scientists foresee a lot of potential in this alternative energy source. Asian countries are also trying to

Solar Wind Power: Generating Power In The Future

Solar Wind Power: Generating Power In The Future

As the world discovers new ways to meet its growing energy needs, energy generated from Sun, which is better known as solar power and energy generated from wind called

Wind Energy Instruments getting Bigger & Better

Wind Energy Instruments getting Bigger & Better

Renewable energy production and demand growth is gaining momentum in many ways across the world. There is a booming demand of wind power today and all wind energy equipment

Fresh-Water Wind Farm on Lake Erie

Fresh-Water Wind Farm on Lake Erie

A fresh-water wind farm is taking shape at Lake Erie and when completed will provide 20 megawatts and get on to about one gigawatt power by 2020. Huge individual

Airborne Wind Turbines?

Airborne Wind Turbines?

Yes, the day is not far off when reaching for sky is the new motto for generating cost-effective renewable energy. Initially it was considered to be technically non-viable to

Scientists Study Fish Schools for Wind Farm Ideas

Scientists Study Fish Schools for Wind Farm Ideas

Presently Fluid Dynamics Expert, John Dabiri, is very much on the quest of improving designs of wind turbines. Spotting behaviours that may throw light on energy-related practices in biological

Bladeless Wind Turbine – Inspired by Nikola Tesla

Bladeless Wind Turbine – Inspired by Nikola Tesla

A research company in New Hampshire recently patented its bladeless wind turbine, which is based on a patent issued to Nikola Tesla in 1913. This wind turbine is christened

Two Wind Farms get Investment from Google

Two Wind Farms get Investment from Google

Now big companies are going green and proudly proclaiming it too from rooftops. Google Inc. has invested $38.8 million in two North Dakota wind farms. This is the first

FloDesign Aims to Expand Wind Turbine Business

FloDesign Aims to Expand Wind Turbine Business

Backed with a $3 million assistance from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) Wilbraham-based FloDesign Wind Turbine Corp. will expand its operations in the state. The company is recognized

Energy Grid Could Make Offshore Wind Power More Reliable

Energy Grid Could Make Offshore Wind Power More Reliable

Scientists believe that natural resources can meet the energy needs of the entire human population. Wind energy too has huge potential to generate power for us. Researchers are trying

Norwegian Company Develops World’s Largest Wind Turbine

Norwegian Company Develops World’s Largest Wind Turbine

As fossil fuels continue to diminish and climate change poses an ever-increasing threat, scientists around the world are searching for new and more efficient methods of generating energy.

A Rose Wind Turbine by Any Other Name…

A Rose Wind Turbine by Any Other Name…

The one knock on wind energy is that it is not portable. Until recently, there were few if any portable devices that were available to literally take wind power

Jet Engines the Inspiration for New Wind Power Technology

Jet Engines the Inspiration for New Wind Power Technology

Wind power has recently received a nice boost as one of the hottest forms of energy on the market. When comparing the recent market growth against all forms of

Is It Possible To Convert To 100% Wind Power?

Is It Possible To Convert To 100% Wind Power?

With all the talk of going green, the question had been thrown out many times if there will ever be a time that we can use nothing but renewable

Wind Turbine Power Goes Portable with Foldable Wind Generator

Wind Turbine Power Goes Portable with Foldable Wind Generator

Renewable energy is one of the hottest things on the market right now but until recently, solar power has been getting most of the attention. While there are plenty

Energy Harvesting ‘Piezo-tree’ Concept

Energy Harvesting ‘Piezo-tree’ Concept

Researchers at the Cornell University have taken inspiration from nature and tried to imitate the swaying of tree branches. So what is the difference between natural swaying of trees

The Kite Wind Generator

The Kite Wind Generator

It’s an expert estimation that the total energy stored in wind is 100 times higher than actually needed by humans on this earth. The catch is that we have

Storing Wind Power as Ice?

Storing Wind Power as Ice?

Of the total amount of electricity generated by all sources, about 75% is used by buildings, a major fraction of which is consumed by air conditioners. With the demand

Concept Bridge could Generate Electricity from Moving Cars

Concept Bridge could Generate Electricity from Moving Cars

When people thought about telephones in underdeveloped countries it was like they would have to invest a huge sum in infrastructure in the form of poles, wires and equipments.

GE to Manufacture Offshore Wind Turbines

GE to Manufacture Offshore Wind Turbines

GE, the US industrial group, is promoting and showing confidence in offshore wind technology by buying ScanWind, which makes direct-drive turbine components. This move will help in generating thousands

Studying Sea Waves with Radar

Studying Sea Waves with Radar

Off shore wind is steady and blows harder. If a country is densely populated it is hard to find open space to install wind farms. That is why there

Africa’s biggest wind farm coming up in Kenya

Africa’s biggest wind farm coming up in Kenya

Some of the African regions are so hot that unless you’re are accustomed to that climate it is not possible for your to survive. Extreme temperatures also generate extreme

What factors affect the output of wind turbines?

What factors affect the output of wind turbines?

Wind energy is undoubtedly one of the cleanest forms of producing power from a renewable source. There is no pollution, there is no burning of fossil fuels, and unless

Kite-like Turbines Could Capture Wind Above New York

Kite-like Turbines Could Capture Wind Above New York

Now we know that oil reserves are not going to last forever we are searching for alternative energy resources keenly. We are reading about new ways to tap energy

Small, Low Speed Wind Turbine

Small, Low Speed Wind Turbine

Most of us want to reduce our carbon footprints but currently most of the alternative energy products are simply unavailable for urban population that lives in metros. But gradually

Using Existing Infrastructure for Wind Turbines

Using Existing Infrastructure for Wind Turbines

The Metropolis Magazine has been holding Next Generation Design Competition since 2003. They want to provide a platform for young designers to promote the spirit of activism, social involvement,