Alternative Energy

Wind Power

News and Information about Wind Energy Technologies.

Dec 08, 2016

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.

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,

Harnessing High Winds With Giant Kites

Harnessing High Winds With Giant Kites

People are trying various sources to produce alternative energy. We have often witnessed children flying kites. But very few of us have given a thought to generate energy from

WindCube Generates Electricity in Moderate Wind

WindCube Generates Electricity in Moderate Wind

Wind power is the fastest growing industry in the alternative energy sector. Wind turbines generate clean and green power for us but they have certain precondition. One of it

Minneapolis International Airport Installs Wind Generators

Minneapolis International Airport Installs Wind Generators

These days many companies are exhibiting awareness about clean and green energy and trying to use that technology for reducing costs too. Recently Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has set

Improvements in Wind Speed Forecasting

Improvements in Wind Speed Forecasting

Sources of alternative energy are still in infancy stage and taking nascent steps towards the future. So there are ample scopes for scientists to improve upon the various aspects

Wind Energizer Donut for More Efficient Turbines

Wind Energizer Donut for More Efficient Turbines

We all know about the impending future of the fossil fuels. Ultimately we will be forced to look for alternative energy fuels. Those countries who have resources and infrastructure

Using Radar to Protect Birds from Wind Farms

Using Radar to Protect Birds from Wind Farms

The new Peñascal wind farm in Texas hopes to become a model for responsible development by installing new radar technology to protect migratory birds and wildlife. According to recent

Interactive Renewable Energy Map

Interactive Renewable Energy Map

These days we are incessantly debating over one of the hottest issues, i.e. environmental pollution and rise in temperature throughout the world. An intelligent person always likes to foresee

New Revolution in Wind Power

New Revolution in Wind Power

As soaring oil prices and greenhouse gas emissions fuel the search for cheaper and cleaner sources of energy, a Japanese aerospace manufacturer may have found the right stuff for

Obama Stresses Clean Energy on Earth Day

Obama Stresses Clean Energy on Earth Day

President Barack Obama is known as a staunch supporter of green energy. His stimulus plan has raised new hope for the environmentalists and economists alike. On the occasion of

New Wind Turbines for 11 Minnesota Cities

New Wind Turbines for 11 Minnesota Cities

This summer, Anoka, Buffalo, North St. Paul and 8 other Minnesota cities are gearing up for the production of wind energy. They will use recycled turbines for this

Elastic Edges for Wind Turbine Blades

Elastic Edges for Wind Turbine Blades

The life of wind turbine blades can be significantly enhanced by modifying their shape. There is a lot of load on the large wind turbines when the blades rotate

Small Wind Farm Ready to Generate Power

Small Wind Farm Ready to Generate Power

While very small wind energy projects are not normally viable due to the cost and effort involved, a small wind farm in the Clay County could easily start generating

Spain Sets Wind Power Generation Record

Spain Sets Wind Power Generation Record

By generating 40% of the energy required by wind Spain set a world record last week. When high winds blew through north-west Spain on Thursday, a massive 11,180 MW

Artificial Trees to Harness Solar and Wind Energy

Artificial Trees to Harness Solar and Wind Energy

If you think planting trees is going to save the planet from global warming, you’re thinking in the right direction but a problem — we may call it a

Robot Ranchers Could Maintain Future Wind Farms

Robot Ranchers Could Maintain Future Wind Farms

We all know that the need of the hour is alternative energy so that future generations can still breathe fresh air and have enough energy for their industrial purposes

Running a Car on Wind Energy

Running a Car on Wind Energy

A new power packed performance super car has been designed in California that can run at the speed of 155 mph without conventional fuel. For startup this car will

Breakthrough In Small Wind Technology

Breakthrough In Small Wind Technology

The main work of wind turbines is to utilize the energy of wind and convert it into electricity; stronger wind is considered good for electricity production. But the speed

First Degree Program in Wind Energy

First Degree Program in Wind Energy

Officials from Highland Community College (HCC) and EcoEnergy officially broke ground in early October for a facility to house the HCC Wind Turbine Technology Program, the first associates’ degree

Plan for Biggest Wind Turbines in the UK

Plan for Biggest Wind Turbines in the UK

Wind energy has a formidable place in the field of alternative energy but critics always worry about the preservation of bio-diversity and farm birds. It is always a priority

Wind Energy From Ocean Surface

Wind Energy From Ocean Surface

When we talk about wind energy, we don’t specifically mention ocean winds. But global satellite maps from NASA promise a new hope. Nearly a decade of data from NASA’s

Horizon Wind Energy in Indiana

Horizon Wind Energy in Indiana

Alternative energy giant Horizon Wind Energy wants to trap the immense potential of wind energy. They are planning to open an Indianapolis office for developing up to four new

Wind Turbine Noise Solutions

Wind Turbine Noise Solutions

Wind energy is clean energy but not without its usual baggage. Their noise disturbs those who reside in the close proximity with a wind farm. Many a time wind

Protecting Wind Generators During Voltage Dips

Protecting Wind Generators During Voltage Dips

Wind turbines experience problem due to sudden drop in voltage in a portion of the electric grid. Industrial engineer and member of INGEPER Research Team at the Public University

GE Invests in Acciona’s Dakotan Wind Farm

GE Invests in Acciona’s Dakotan Wind Farm

GE Energy Financial Services, an investor in energy and water industries and a business unit of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), is investing $141 million into a wind farm. This

U.S. Leads World in Wind Energy

U.S. Leads World in Wind Energy

The United States has taken over from previous champion Germany in wind power production. For this USA has to be thankful to nature and human resource that produce technology.