Articles in Wind Power

10 Innovations In Wind Power
When nuclear power plants melt down, and the people of our planet have been using up oil at record rates, big business bows to public demand by seeking out better, cheaper, green methods of producing energy to the masses.  But with the connectivity of the internet, we are able to share ideas ar...
12 Years? Some Wind Turbines Not Holding Up As Expected
A study commissioned by the Renewable Energy Foundation has found that the economic life of onshore wind turbines could be far less than that predicted by the industry. The “groundbreaking” research was carried out by academics at Edinburgh University and saw them look at years of windfa...
125 Square Miles off New York Coast Dedicated for Wind Power
Federal officials on Wednesday dedicated more than 125 square miles in the waters off the coast of Long Island for the development of commercial wind energy, pushing forward a renewable energy proposal initially created by New York utilities. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said the state has "tre...
A $200 DIY Snowshovel Windmill Project
This entire alternative energy project costs less than $200 to build. And, yes, those are snow shovels that you see in the photo. Once built, the windmill will need to be connected to some kind of appropriate alternator and then can generate 300 watts of power. This is the easiest homemade windmil...
Build Your Own Vertical Axis Wind Turbine
Vertical-axis wind turbines (VAWTs) are a type of wind turbine where the main rotor shaft is set transverse to the wind (but not necessarily vertically) while the main components are located at the base of the turbine. This arrangement allows the generator and gearbox to be located close to the grou...
Building A Wind Turbine From Scratch
There are 2 parts to this project: Building the Wind Turbine Variations for your science project Building the Wind Turbine               INTRODUCTION There are several DIY wind turbine science projects on the internet. This project is appropriate for high school...
DIY 1000 watt wind turbine
by sspence We built a 1000 watt wind turbine to help charge the battery bank that powers our offgrid home. It's a permanent magnet alternator, generating 3 phase ac, rectified to dc, and fed to a charge controller. The magnets spin with the wind, the coils are fixed, so no brushes or slip rings nec...
DIY Wind Turbines: Homemade Wind Turbines Tutorial
Learn to make your own diy wind turbine! Whether you are living off the grid, or just want to generate some extra energy for the home, this diy Wind turbine idea will have you generating your own electricity in no time. Keep reading for the how to tutorial to build it.  Before y...
Enova: Australia's First Community Owned Retailer For Energy Has Been Awarded License To Sell To Consumers
In Australia Enova Energy has become the first community-owned energy retailer to be given license to sell electricity to consumers, making this a very important step for a complete re-design of the energy market. The retail license application was approved last Friday, upon complet...
Experts: Powering your home with batteries is going to get cheaper and cheaper
In the past few weeks, there’s been a host of new studies on batteries. Not the kind in your cell phone, but a much more revolutionary make – the kind that is already powering many cars, and that might someday help power your home.   Construction on the Tesla Motors Gigafactory...
From The Ground Up Time Lapse; The Construction Of A 2.3 Megawatt Wind Tower
Statistics for turbines capable of producing 2.3 megawatts of electricity each. • Distance from the ground to the hub is 263 feet. If placed next to the Statue of Liberty, the hub would be almost as high as the statue’s raised torch. • Each rotor blade is 173 feet long. • A...
IBM Solar Collector Magnifies Sun By 2000X – These Could Provide Power To The Entire Planet
A team at IBM recently developed what they call a High Concentration Photo Voltaic Thermal (HCPVT) system that is capable of concentrating the power of 2,000 suns, they are even claiming to be able to concentrate energy safely up to 5,000X, that’s huge. The process of  trapping the sunli...
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Portable Plug And Play Wind Towers Make Off Grid Power Easy!
So you've been thinking about setting up wind power with your solar setup for a while now, and you're just not sure which way to go about it. You've heard that wind power is easier and cheaper than solar, but where to begin?  A large tower makes for a complex installation, and things can get pr...
Silent Rooftop Wind Turbines Could Generate Half of a Household's Energy Needs
Small wind turbines scaled to the right size for residential and urban areas have so far lived in the shadows of their larger wind-farm-sized counterparts. The power output has been too low for a reasonable return on investment through energy savings and the noise they produce is louder than most h...
The Best Off-The-Grid Water Heater Yet, and They're Ready To Roll!
Mike Newman has been in the solar thermal business since 1973, and he's seen all kinds of "great ideas" come and go.  One area of concern for a long time has been the passive solar water heater in cold weather areas.  You see panels on the roof in places where it gets so cold outside that ...
The First Off-Shore Wind Farm In The U.S. Is Under Way
After many years of political and bureaucratic hurdles, the first offshore wind farm in the US is finally being built. The project, called “Deepwater Wind”, will be located 30 miles off the coast of Rhode Island, and is expected to be fully operational by sometime next year. The project...
The SHAZIZZ REDNECK WIND TURBINE
Is a real simple fun project for creating wind energy. you will need 1 = plastic 50 gal drum, 2 = 24 inch front bicycle rims, bunch of sheet rock screws, a drill, a jigsaw, and a propane torch, a tape measure and chalk to mark your cuts. Allways practice good safety habbits when using these tools. ...
This Back Pack Could Power Your Laptop For A Couple of Months
You may have seen the Kickstarter release of the Met Air Solstice recently.  It has a little 2.2 pound batter pack inside that is exchangeable and provides as much juice as up to 90 D-Cell Alkaline batteries.  The gadget guys at Met Air gave me a chance to bring one home to try it out. &nb...
This Striking Chart Shows Why Solar Power Is Taking Over The World
© Earth Policy Institute/Bloomberg Over the past few years, many graphs have been worth thousands of words on the rise of solar power. It's almost impossible to overstate how important the revolution that is happening right now is, and like most transitions, most people will only realize wha...
Vortex bladeless turbines wobble to generate energy
Looking somewhat like a giant reed gently swaying in the wind, the new Vortex bladeless wind-driven generator prototype produces electricity with very few moving parts, on a very small footprint, and in almost complete silence. Designed to reduce the visual and aural impact of traditional spinning-b...
Wind Power 101
Wind power is a clean, cost-effective and readily available renewable energy source – one that’s playing an increasingly important role in the way we power our homes and businesses. Wind farms consisting of large wind power turbines are becoming more common in the U.S. for several reason...
Wind Powered Sawmill...Seriously Amazing! (Video)
Video of an amazing Traditional saw mill in Holland, the wood is brought in by water, where is introduced int o the mill and stripped. The mill is powered by the wind and the speed of the work depends totally on the speed of the wind. The craftsmanship of the wind mill is absolutely incredible, gear...
Wind Powered Sculptures Hypnotize
Anthony Howe creates the world's most mesmerizing kinetic sculptures. His wind-powered, curved-metal designs tower up to 25 feet high, and are on display in public spaces around the world. His goal to make every sculpture like nothing you have seen or experienced before.  The unifying element...
Windpods Wind Power Turbines
Windpods wind turbines are patented and unique wind harvesting technology for residential and commercial applications. Windpods operate extremely quietly and may be used in built up residential areas where noise factors often preclude wind turbines. The Windpods G1 is approximately 450mm in diamete...
World’s largest floating wind farm will be installed in Scotland with oil money
A fascinating change in the world of technology is in place today.  In past decades, knowledge about upcoming technologies remained in the hands of the corporations, the innovators, and those who kept up with publications.  Today with the internet, the spread of information has created a u...