The Eiffel Tower goes green, two wind turbines installed on the iconic monument

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Two wind turbines have been installed on France’s most iconic site, the Eiffel Tower, as part of the famous tower’s extensive green retrofit project.

World's first airborne wind turbine will be tested in Alaska

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A big helium-filled wind-turbine will soon float just south over the city of Fairbanks in Alaska, USA. The floating wind turbine, which is designed and built by Altaeros Energies , will hover at nearly 305 meters up in the sky and generate electricity for more than a dozen families living off the grid. Airborne wind turbines is nothing new. We wrote about similar wind power technology as early as 2008 with the MARS prototype from Magenn.

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Now that’s huge! Record-breaking wind turbine being built by Siemens

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German manufactuer Siemens have constructed off-shore wind turbines with record-breaking rotors. Besides making it lightweight, in relation to its size of course, these construction processes also makes the wind turbine extremely strong.

Bergey Small Wind Turbine Gets AWEA Certification

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Bergey Windpower announced this week that its BWC Excel 10 wind turbine has now received full “AWEA Small Wind Turbine Performance and Safety Standard” certification. This is the first small wind turbine to get this certification.

Saphonian Blade-less Wind Turbines Save Birds and Energy

Green Prophet

While solar advancements continue apace , wind energy technology has remained fairly stagnant over the years, making it in most cases less viable than fossil fuels or nuclear energy. Plus, thanks to the hydraulic system, energy can be stored, which creates a more stable supply.

Leviathan Energy To Dedicate Wind Turbine To Hilton Hotel

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Leviathan Energy will donate a small wind turbine in honor of Earth Day 2011. Cleantech, Science & Technology alternative energy Dead Sea Earth Day 2011 Eilat Leviathan wind energy wind turbine

Hercules vertical axis wind turbine harnesses energy from all directions

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Surbhi Sharma: With the world going green, wind energy is one of the environment friendly energy sources. And with a new form of wind mill designed by Terry Glenn Phipps, things become much easier. An Italian clean technology company has coined this turbine ‘Hercules’.

Greater Sage-grouse v. Wind Turbines in Oregon

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Wind energy is an alternative to burning fossil fuels to generate electricity, but there are consequences to the environment and, in particular, to birds. For example, turbine blades can be lethal to raptors, particularly eagles. Additionally, some of the best locations for wind farms are sensitive habitat and turbines must first be constructed and then maintained, which requires roads and other infrastructure. Jason A.

New Age Wind Turbine Blades Hope To Be Shape Shifters

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The search for alternative sources of energy is closely aligned with research into composite materials. Wind energy is just one example. Generating energy from the natural force of wind using windmills is now old hat.

Water-Producing Eole Wind Turbine Has Gulf States Drooling

Green Prophet

Eole Water from France has developed a water-producing wind turbine and Gulf states are drooling at the jowls to have at least one of their own. Although the wind turbine’s name isn’t very sexy, what it is able to achieve certainly is.

RenewableUK welcomes latest entrant to the offshore wind turbine market

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Vote of confidence in offshore wind sector as Vestas biggest ever turbine unveiled in London Construction begins next year – production expected in 2015 Massive prototype blades to be constructed in UK The UK’s offshore turbine market received a boost today with the announcement by the Danish manufacturer Vestas that a prototype 7MW turbine is to be tested next year. We expect the major part of offshore wind development to happen in the northern part of Europe.”

Top 4 Reasons the US Still Doesn't Have a Single Offshore Wind.

Mother Jones

Energy , Environment , International , Regulatory Affairs , Tech , The Climate Desk , Top Stories. Top 4 Reasons the US Still Doesn't Have a Single Offshore Wind Turbine. How the hell do you go about lodging a 450-ton, over-400-foot tall turbine into the ocean floor?

Picture Perfect Energy Efficiency

Sightline Daily

With that in mind, those same smart Resource Media folks did some testing to pick out what kinds of visuals capitalize on the widespread enthusiasm Americans have for energy efficiency to boost support for bigger picture policy initiatives. Climate & Energy Energy efficiency Visuals

14,000 Turkish Homes To Be Powered By World’s Most Efficient 1.5-MW Wind Turbines

Green Prophet

With a rotor diameter of 100 meters and hub heights of 80 meters, GE’s 1.6-100 MW turbines have the highest power production capacity of any turbines in their category. A 50 MW wind farm in a town near Istanbul will be the first site in Europe to use GE’s revolutionary 1.6-100 MW wind turbines, GE announced at the European Wind Energy Association’s annual meeting last week. Wind farm to come online in early 2013.

Wind Turbine Power

Eco Friendly Daily

The truth is renewable energy sources are finally being recognized as invaluable resources. Water and sun power are but two of these resources; we have ultimately harnessed wind power, and although truly an ancient initiative, it is now viewed as one of our most recent ambitions.

Whisper 500 Wind Turbine

Wind Power Ninja

The robust Whisper 500 delivers serious energy for your remote power needs. The Whisper 500 performs well in harsh, high wind environments with it’s two-bladed, fiberglass-reinforced design. Patented side furling overspeed protection optimizes output at any wind speed. m/s) wind, a Whisper 500 will produce as much as 500 kWh per month. That is enough energy to power the about half the needs of average California home.

Windspire Home Wind Turbine

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Not only is the Mariah Windspire® wind turbine great-looking and affordable, it also enables you to create clean energy from the natural wind just outside your door. kW wind turbine is distinguished by its sleek propeller-free design and ultra quiet operation. Home Wind Turbines Home Wind Turbine mariah windspire

Blowing Horn harvests wind energy with a multi-rotor turbine

Green Prophet

Are you tired of seeing the same old giant wind turbines in a field or offshore? Related: The Shard architect designs lightweight dragonfly wind turbine. Designed by Doug Selsam, this technology allows for additional energy generation.

One Meter High ‘Shattel-Power’ Wind Turbine to Power Jordan Households

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Shattel’s vertical wind turbine was designed to generate electrical power from the wind at four times the efficiency rate of standard wind turbines, and to harvest energy from low wind speeds.

Sunforce Air X Marine Wind Turbine

Wind Power Ninja

The AIR X Marine is the world’s number one selling small wind turbine for Sailboats. The controller allows for peak-power tracking of the wind by optimizing the alternator’s output on all points of the cubic curve and efficiently delivers the energy to the battery. The turbine’s smart controller allows it to actually control blade rotation speed thus eliminating the buzzing noise commonly found with most small wind turbines.

Winflex Inflatable Turbines Prove Wind Energy Practical Anywhere

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Inflatable wind turbines are lighter and cheaper than heavy conventional ones. Winflex wind rotor. What is unique about Winflex’s inflatable wind turbines is that they are made out of “light, flexible and inexpensive cloth sheets made out of composite materials.&#

URBAN WIND TURBINE COULD TRANSFORM CITY LANDSCAPE

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A prototype for a brand new design of wind turbine that will generate electricity in urban areas, potentially revolutionising the renewables industry, has been installed for the first time in the UK at Keele University in North Staffordshire.

China helped wind power climb to new record levels in 2011

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Wind energy developers installed a record 41,000 megawatts of electricity-generating capacity in 2011, bringing the world total to 238,000 megawatts. China’s ambitious Wind Base program will help ensure a widening lead for some years to come. wind leaderboard since 2006.

Siemens Opens Kansas Wind Turbine Factory

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Wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Energy has opened its first nacelle assembly facility in the United States, at Hutchinson, Kansas. The 300,000 square foot plant will produce nacelles – the central structure of the wind turbine including the power transmission and generating systems – for Siemens’ 2.3 megawatt and 3MW wind turbines. Wind Power News siemens wind turbine wind power kansas

Human memory based solution to enhance power from wind turbines

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Abdul Vahid V: Consistent performance of wind turbine is always necessary for better power generation. A wind turbine has to face both mild breezes and gale-force gusts under various weather conditions. A team of Chinese researchers suggests a human memory-based solution to keep the reliability of the wind turbine under varying wind conditions. A bio-inspired approach to enhancing wind power conversion.

FloDesign Wind Turbine Company Set to Expand

Wind Power Ninja

After earning a cool $3 million from MassCEC , Wilbraham, MA based FloDesign Wind Turbine Corp will use the funds to expand its operations. Department of Energy-recognized “transformative” wind energy technology. FloDesign hopes to build its first wind turbines in Massachusetts and to establish a new benchmark for other wid technology companies to look to. Home Wind Turbines Wind Turbine

Small wind turbines ride out recent Atlantic storms

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The Met Office issued its strongest warning – a red alert – for winds in Scotland, and people were warned to stay indoors, schools were forced to close and flights were canceled. mechanism that automatically pitches the turbine's blades so it can regulate energy capture and blade speed.

Latest tests confirm increased energy generation of Evance small wind turbine

Green (Living) Review

UK, May, 2012 : During the the last few months the Evance R9000 small wind turbine has undergone further tests which have confirmed its energy generation has increased by over 4% to 9,167kWh at a wind speed of 5 meters per second.

Vestas Wins California Wind Turbine Contract

Wind Power Ninja

Major wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems has announced that they’ve won a contract which will deliver 190 turbine units of for a wind power project in the US state of California. The order is Vestas’ largest one for a single site and is for the Alta Wind Energy Center near Tehachapi, California. Delivery of the wind turbines is slated for late 2010.

This wind turbine will power your apartment without keeping you up at night

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The nautilus shell took time off from fitness-namesake duty to inspire The Liam F1 Urban Wind Turbine, which we are renaming The Not-So-Little Turbine That Could.

Established Wind Turbine Companies Continue to Dominate

Wind Power Ninja

The Emerging Energy Research’s annual Wind Turbine Market Share Update found that in 2008 the established wind turbine manufacturers installed over 50 percent more wind turbines than the previous year. Newer wind turbine companies saw a growth of 100 percent. The big established wind turbine companies include: Bestas, General Electric , Gamesa, Enercon, Suzlon and Siemens.

Company creates wind turbine systems that can produce clean water in desert regions

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Dattatreya Mandal: In a conventional scope, wind turbines are generally utilized to generate clean power derived from wind energy. A wind turbine to condense water from the air.

Report: Wind Turbine Noise NOT Harmful To Health

Wind Power Ninja

The American Wind Energy Association has released a report that says that the noises produced by wind turbines are not health threatening. The report disputes that the frequencies of the produced turbine noise are lesser compared to the level normally heard in cities and metropolitan environments. Government / Industry american wind energy association wind turbine health report wind turbine syndrome

How Do Home Wind Turbines Work?

Wind Power Ninja

A home, or residential wind turbine, which is installed on top of a tall tower, operates by collecting kinetic energy from the wind and converting it to electricity. In a typical home wind turbine setup, your house is powered by both the wind turbine and a local utility. If the wind speeds are below cut-in speed (7-10 mph) there will be no output from the turbine and all of the needed power is purchased from the utility.

Eagle Deaths by Wind Turbines Increasing, Study Finds

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Wind turbines at Altamont Pass in Northern California (a known eagle-fatality site not included in the study); image by Bonita de Boer/Flickr/Creative Commons License. . The use of wind turbines, often deployed on large scale in “wind farms,” has many benefits–wind power is a renewable resource with minimal impact on the environment. The increase seems to parallel the wind-energy industry’s expansion, according to the authors.

How Do Home Wind Turbines Work?

Wind Power Ninja

An industrial wind turbine, which is installed on top of a tall tower, collects kinetic energy from the wind and converts it to electricity that is compatible with a home’s electrical system. In a normal residential application, a home is served simultaneously by the wind turbine and a local utility. As wind speeds increase, turbine output increases and the amount of power purchased from the utility is proportionately decreased.

World’s First Floating Wind Turbine

Wind Power Ninja

megawatt wind turbine built by Siemens, combines technologies from both the wind farming industry and the oil and gas sectors, and will be tested off the coast of Norway for two years. Statoil’s Alexandra Beck Gjorv told reporters that the technology, called the Hywind, “should help move offshore wind farms out of sight.” “Taking wind turbines to sea presents new opportunities,” said Ms Gjorv, of Statoil’s new energy division.”The

Mitsubishi Building $220m Wind Turbine Factory in UK

Wind Power Ninja

Mitsubishi’s newest project, a massive wind turbine factory, will do more than build state of the art clean energy; it will create lots of jobs. “No country makes offshore wind turbines of the size we are talking about today on a commercial scale,” he explained. “Twenty years ago, the UK was a leading center for onshore wind technology, but we failed to capitalize on that by not providing the right climate for growth.

The Best Home Wind Turbines For Your Money

Wind Power Ninja

According to an article by the brilliant folks at Clean Technica , there are a few really great, well-made home wind turbines that would be best for your homestead. The article names five wind turbines, and extols each of their virtues in detail. is the first fully-integrated, grid-tied wind energy system designed for residential use. Formerly the Whisper 175, the Whisper 500 was completely redesigned in 2004 to work in harsh, high wind environments.

Wind Turbine Power

Eco Friendly Daily

The truth is renewable energy sources are finally being recognized as invaluable resources. Water and sun power are but two of these resources; we have ultimately harnessed wind power, and although truly an ancient initiative, it is now viewed as one of our most recent ambitions.