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Wind Turbines

News and Information about Wind Generator Technologies and Innovations.

Dec 08, 2016

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.

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

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

Mariah Power – Low Cost Wind Energy

Mariah Power – Low Cost Wind Energy

Wind energy is ‘sustainable energy’, just like solar energy and water power. We already know the benefits of wind energy and why we should opt for it. But currently

Aeroturbine – Next Generation Wind Energy

Aeroturbine – Next Generation Wind Energy

Right now wind energy is only being harnessed in the windy regions of the earth. Installation of wind energy on individual basis is unpopular because of production and cost

Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

Norwegian company StatoilHydro is working on a 2.3 megawatt floating wind turbine that will be attached to the top of ‘Spar-buoy’ and moored to the seabed by three anchor

Wind Turbine Concept Inspired by Jet Engines

Wind Turbine Concept Inspired by Jet Engines

According to a recent article from Greentech Media, a Massachusetts aerospace company called FloDesign is working on a wind turbine concept that could potentially be at least twice as

Bahrain WTC Wind Turbines Completed

Bahrain WTC Wind Turbines Completed

The Bahrain World Trade Center (BWTC) has completed the construction of the three wind turbines that will generate electricity between it’s twin towers. The BWTC design blends maritime aesthetics

First Wind Turbine at Ski Resort

First Wind Turbine at Ski Resort

The First Wind Turbine at a Mountain Ski Resort Begins Producing Power – Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort in Hancock, MA begins generating its own power today. Friday August 3,

Vertical Axis Windmill Invention

Vertical Axis Windmill Invention

Toronto Inventor Tom J. Gilmour recently published his conceptual designs for what he is calling Tom’s Whirligig. Patent applications have been made, and Tom hopes to reserve all rights and

Manitowoc Wind Power Crane

Manitowoc Wind Power Crane

Manitowoc Crane Group will launch a new technology designed for the assembly and maintenance of wind turbines. The Grove GTK1100 will be unlike any crane available to the market today.

Olympic Wind Turbine for London 2012

Olympic Wind Turbine for London 2012

The company constructing the Olympic Games site plans to build a wind turbine which would provide enough energy to power about 1,200 homes for a year, it was announced today.

Wind Turbines and Radar Systems

Wind Turbines and Radar Systems

The U.S. Department of Defence has released a report about the impact of wind farms on military radar installations. The report undermines previous U.S. Air Force report which stated that

Retail Wind Turbines from B&Q Superstore

Retail Wind Turbines from B&Q Superstore

In August the electrical retailer Currys began selling photovoltaic solar panels at selected stores. Now DIY superstore B&Q plans to sell budget-priced wind turbines and solar panels in 300 towns