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Wind Turbines

News and Information about Wind Generator Technologies and Innovations.

Sep 05, 2015

Wind Turbines

Wind turbines are used to generate electricity from the kinetic power of the wind. Historical they were more frequently used as a mechanical device to turn machinery. There are two main kinds of wind generators, those with a vertical axis, and those with a horizontal axis. Wind turbines can be used to generate large amounts of electricity in wind farms both onshore and offshore. The articles on this page are about wind turbines.

Tree Shaped Wind Turbines to be Installed in Paris

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A French company called New Wind is installing tree-shaped wind turbines at the Place de la Concorde in Paris, France. The company’s founder, Jérôme Michaud-Larivière came up with the idea

The Eiffel Tower Installs Two Wind Turbines

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The 126 year old Eiffel Tower is going green! A pair of camouflaged VisionAIR5 wind turbines were installed inside the scaffolding on the second floor, and are expected to generate

Possible Dual Rotor Technology for Wind Turbines

Dual Rotor Wind Turbine

Iowa State Aerospace Engineers Anupam Sharma and Hui Hu are exploring the possibility of adding a smaller, secondary rotor to wind turbines. The engineers studied the base of existing

Meet the Makani Energy Kite

Makani Energy Kite

Back in 2013 Google purchased a company called Makani, creators of the Energy Kite. Their goal is to make wind energy pricing competitive with fossil fuels, and they believe a

The Lateral Axis Wind Turbine

Lateral Axis Wind Turbine Concept

Sri Lankan inventor Leelananda Jayasuriya just sent us this concept for a Lateral Axis Wind Turbine. The turbine functions just like a Ferris Wheel, with the blades orbiting in

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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