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  • A new micro wind turbine designed for remote regions

    A new micro wind turbine has been designed by Nils Ferber, a student at École cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL) in Switzerland, and has recently won the 2016 BG Sustainable Development Prize. The wind turbine was created as part of Ferber’s Master’s thesis project entitled “Micro Wind Turbine”. He was looking to create something small, compact and lightweight ...


    By Orenda Energy Solutions Ltd.

  • Power Electronics for Wind Turbines

    In 2011, almost 44GW of wind energy has been installed in the world and half of it was in China. Each years’ results are greater than predictions, and it has been so for the last 10 years. But we envision a slow down in this growth, fully explained in this report: 22% annual growth is huge. Based on the history, we believe the market will stay between 15% and 20% growth until 2015. Compared ...


  • How a Wind Turbine Works

    This week we’re celebrating the launch of a new series on Energy.gov: How Energy Works. Join us today on Twitter at 2 p.m. ET for our How Energy Works live Q&A answering everything you want to know about wind turbines. Use #HowEnergyWorks to submit questions and follow the live discussion. From massive wind farms ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • The new Torque wind turbine is the world’s most advanced small wind turbine

    Torque Wind Turbine is presenting the world’s most advanced small wind turbine at the Clean Tech Business Day on December 9th 2014 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The driven scale model prototype provides interested customers, investors, part and generator manufacturers, distributors and installers, and of course the media, the opportunity to experience how this new wind turbine will ...


    By Torque Wind Turbine

  • New wind turbines at pixel revealed

    Grocon today unveiled new wind turbine technology atop its carbon neutral Pixel building in Carlton. CEO Daniel Grollo said there would be three wind turbines on the building's Green Roof, with the first installed only last week. 'These wind turbines have a vertical axis, meaning they spin around a pole, unlike wind turbines on wind farms with a horizontal axis,' he said. ...

  • GMP and NPS Award Wind Turbine

    Green Mountain Power is pleased to announce that Northlands Job Corps of Vergennes has been selected to host the first wind turbine installation of the Green Mountain Power & Northern Power Systems Community Wind Partnership to promote local wind power. "This is just the first of what we hope to be many Vermont-made community-scale wind turbines in our state," said Mary Powell, president and ...


    By Marketwire

  • `Anti-noise` silences wind turbines

    If wind energy converters are located anywhere near a residential area, they must never become too noisy even in high winds. Most such power units try to go easy on their neighbors' ears, but even the most careful design cannot prevent noise from arising at times: One source is the motion of the rotor blades, another is the cogwheels that produce vibrations in the gearbox. These are relayed to ...

  • Building Turbines' Rooftop Mounted Wind Turbine to Be Studied by The University of Texas at Austin Mechanical Engineering Design Program

    Building Turbines, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: BLDW), a designer and manufacturer of commercial rooftop wind turbine systems and other renewable energy technologies, announced today it has been chosen as sponsoring company for The University of Texas at Austin Mechanical Engineering Design Project (MEDP) program. The MEDP program, which embraces a public-private partnership between the university and ...


    By Marketwire

  • Wind Energy Update: Pushing the Design Envelope: the Emerging Reality of 10-20MW Offshore Wind Turbines

    Scott Macdonald reports according to the Offshore Wind Supply Chain Strategy Report 2011 the average size of offshore wind turbines is set to grow from its present 2 to 7MW capacity range to between 10 and 20MW in the next 10 to 15 years. Wind Energy Update writes... on the basis of a wide-ranging industry survey of offshore wind turbine manufacturer OEMs the new report finds that 40 per cent of ...


    By PRWeb

  • GE 1.5-Megawatt wind turbine commissioned for DOE program designed to move US wind energy technology forward

    As part of a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) initiative to drive new levels of performance in wind turbine technology, which will help ensure further U.S. wind industry growth, a GE (NYSE: GE) 1.5-megawatt wind turbine today was commissioned at the National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) in Boulder, Colo. Building off the experience of the country’s largest installed turbine base, the GE 1.5 ...


    By General Electric

  • Wind turbine design software can help wind industry reach 2.8 terawatts by 2050

    The recently merged DNV GL has signed a contract to supply the 500th commercial license of its Bladed wind turbine design software. Bladed is trusted by manufacturers and certification agencies around the world for the calculation of turbine design loads and performance. It has contributed to the successful development and operation of thousands of turbines. In the same month that Bladed reached ...


  • UT Austin Mechanical Engineering Students Complete Design Study of Building Turbines Rooftop Mounted Wind Turbine, Cite Design Advantages

    In early September, Building Turbines, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: BLDW), a designer and manufacturer of commercial rooftop wind turbine systems and other renewable energy technologies, welcomed a team of seniors from The University of Texas at Austin Mechanical Engineering program to go to school on the company's two rooftop mounted wine turbines. For over a year the renewable energy equipment has been ...


    By Marketwire

  • GLOBE 2008 tech - gus wind turbines

    GUS Power Canada, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario is displaying a new and unconventional wind turbine on the GLOBE 2008 trade floor in the Ontario pavilion. The unique new design has caught the attention of many industry peers attending the conference. The vertical axis wind generator has substituted the traditional propeller blades for an aerodynamic carbon-fibre body. The ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Building Turbines, Inc. in Contract Negotiations for Multiple Rooftop Wind Turbine Installations

    Building Turbines, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: BLDW), a designer and manufacturer of commercial rooftop wind turbine systems and other renewable energy technologies, today announced it is in negotiations with a major national retailer to sell and install its horizontal-axis turbines atop four different stores in several cities across the state of Texas. To date Building Turbines has installed turbines in ...


    By Marketwire

  • Improved forecasts to identify the risk of icing on wind turbines

    Icing is a well known problem at wind farms in cold climates. SMHI has mapped how conditions for icing appear. Researchers are working on developing forecasts that indicate a risk of icing on wind turbines. Development improves decision-making data An ensemble forecast consists of numerous parallel forecast calculations. Forecast uncertainty can be better assessed through ...

  • Blades arrive for world’s largest offshore wind turbines

    The blades for the world’s largest offshore wind turbines have finally arrived in Belfast this past week. The giant blades were designed, tested and manufactured in the Isle of Wight especially for the V164-8.0 MW wind turbines made by MHI Vestas Offshore Wind. Each of the blades are and extraordinary 80m long and will be part of the Burbo Bank Extension project which has its pre-assembly ...

  • Bigger is better when it comes to wind turbines

    A new study in the journal Environmental Science & Technology explores the question of whether larger wind turbines have made wind energy more or less environmentally friendly. As larger turbines require more resources to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • WEPOWER Ecolutions Ships New Wind Turbines to Chile

    WEPOWER Ecolutions Inc. (the "Company"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Premier Holding Corp. (OTCBB: PRHL), an energy service provider and integrator of clean-energy solutions ("WEPOWER"), is proud to announce its first sale and shipment of three new WEPOWER Eco Seahawk2 700w KDS vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs) to GMS Mining for deployment in their mining operations in Santiago, Chile. ...


    By Marketwire

  • Micro wind turbines and wildlife: integrating plaplanning with ecology

    The ecological impacts of micro wind turbines (up to 50 kW) are treated in a diverse way by different local authorities in the UK during the planning approval process, research suggests. The study calls for ecologists, policymakers, planners and industry representatives to improve the integration of ecological information within planning, and for greater guidance for local authorities on the ...

  • Google to test flying wind turbines in Hawaii

    According to reports, the company has selected a site on Hawaii where it hopes to develop and test its latest innovation. Makani Power, which Google acquired last year and absorbed into its Google X division, is running the project and has designed lightweight kites that can harness energy from high-altitude winds. Alden Woodrow, Google X business team lead, visited Hawaii earlier this month to ...


    By Climate Action

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