Do Wind Turbines Create Noise Pollution?

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With Global Warming becoming a greater concern each year, countries around the world turn to renewable power sources. One alternate way of producing power is with the help of wind turbines. But of course, wind power has some negative side effects.

Wind turbine listening device prepares for commercial launch

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One that does check the health of wind turbines. The post Wind turbine listening device prepares for commercial launch appeared first on Green Living Guy. To begin, final trials of listening devices or a ping monitor.

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Wind turbine power company nixed for biosphere risks in Israel

Green Prophet

The first wind farm in Israel on the Golan Heights. Israel is known as a solar energy pioneer, but wind in some locations, is not lacking in the small Middle East nation. Wind turbines get nixed in Jordan for the same reason as they share the same habitat as Israel.

“Sin City” Wants to be Good and Use Renewable Energy

Green Prophet

. Fixing a wind turbine that powers a casino. If you want to make forward-looking decisions, save money in the long run, and make an active contribution to climate and environmental protection, you can’t avoid renewable or green energy.

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. Meeting three needs with as many blades, the turbine generates 30kW of energy and up to 1,200 liters of water each day without producing any kind of carbon emissions. Although the wind turbine’s name isn’t very sexy, what it is able to achieve certainly is.

Who's Killing Renewable Energy?

Green (Living) Review

A promising offshore wind energy project has languished on the East Coast for 15 years—and its enemies range from a Koch brother to the Kennedys. In 2001, Jim Gordon, a Boston-based energy entrepreneur who played a critical role in the development of natural gas–fired power plants in the 1990s, was searching for a way to produce energy on the East Coast. He began working on what would become the Cape Wind Energy Project in Nantucket Sound, off the Massachusetts shore.

Renewable energy rebates

Green Living Tips

Cost is a major factor preventing many from installing solar panels and wind turbines; but some governments are now offering generous rebates and incentives to help take the financial sting of renewable energy systems. Find out where to locate information on rebates in this article

IceWind demos new residential wind turbine in Texas

AGreenLiving

Residential micro wind turbines may one day become a popular way for people to produce their own power at home. Over the Fourth of July weekend, folks in Port Aransas Beach, Texas will be able to see a new Icelandic turbine in action during a special demo. The Icelandic renewable wind power company IceWind has invented this new home energy product. “We are the only people in Iceland who get excited when there is crazy wind in the weather forecast.

Protecting Bats From Wind Energy

Green Living Guy

Many individuals view renewable energy as the solution to atmospheric degradation. Solar, wind and geothermal power successfully lower the energy sector’s greenhouse gas emissions. The post Protecting Bats From Wind Energy appeared first on Green Living Guy.

Wind Turbine Power

Eco Friendly Daily

Renewable resources. 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. Wind turbines produce energy through generators the same way that energy is produced at other electricity generation plants in Ontario.

Painting wind turbines may reduce bird collisions and deaths

AGreenLiving

A new study published in the journal Ecology and Evolution shows that painting one blade on a wind turbine black may reduce bird deaths at wind farms by up to 70%. For a long time, organizations, such as the Royal Society For The Protection of Birds (RSPB), have been championing for more care when it comes to setting up wind power plants to avoid the deaths of birds through collisions. It is common for birds to collide with the turbines and die on the spot.

URBAN WIND TURBINE COULD TRANSFORM CITY LANDSCAPE

Green (Living) Review

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. The new vertical-axis turbine has been installed at Keele University Science and Business Park by a pioneering renewables company, McCamley UK Ltd.

Wind Turbines and Birds: What’s the Real Story?

Nature Conservancy - Science

The problem of birds being killed at wind power facilities continues to generate a lot of media attention. These studies provide valuable context for considering the issue of bird mortality related to wind turbines by confirming that turbines are not the leading cause of bird deaths. But they should not be taken as a sign for conservationists and the wind industry to ignore the issue, especially considering the current pace and scale of wind energy development.

Wind Turbine Power

Eco Friendly Daily

Renewable resources. 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. Wind turbines produce energy through generators the same way that energy is produced at other electricity generation plants in Ontario.

How to Prevent Birds from Running into Operating Wind Turbines

Greentumble

Wind turbines are a growing source of clean, renewable energy. Researchers estimate wind farms kill 234,000 birds and 600,000 bats in the United States each year. In response, energy companies, researchers and entrepreneurs are searching for ways to make wind turbines safer for airborne critters. Perhaps the most straightforward approach to making wind farms safer for birds and bats is considering them when siting new facilities.

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

Green Blog

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. And this is a good thing considering that they will be hit with the energy of around 200 tons of air per second out in the sea where these wind turbines are designed to be used.

The Trouble with Renewable Energy

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Renewable energy cannot fill all our energy needs and thus we must cut down on our energy consumption first and foremost. All too often the advocates and proponents of renewable energy, of solar, wind, wave and hydro (as in mini hydro) by trying to convince people claim that those can meet all our current and future energy needs. Not at the rate that we consume and waste energy at present.

UK Government Introduces New Policy for Renewable Energy Producers

Green Prophet

A wind turbine that uses dragonfly biomimicry to maximize the wind’s energy. The government of the United Kingdom has announced their new energy policy, which is called Smart Export Guarantee. It is to replace FIT, which is designed to encourage uptake of a range of small-scale renewable and low-carbon electricity generation technologies. FIT officially closed in March, halting the payments of domestic and commercial green energy producers.

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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’. Those inflatable and high altitude wind turbines might not be an ideal bet for production of energy at your backyard. Sleek Wooden Wind Turbine.

Windwords proposal turns wind turbines into public art

AGreenLiving

In a bid to clamp down on the NIMBY (“not in my backyard”) opposition to wind farms, international design collective Prototype 2030 has created a two-part proposal that would turn wind turbines into interactive public art. The first part of the design, dubbed Windwords, proposes reshaping wind turbines into giant letters to create landmarks representative of the community. Windwords proposal turns wind turbines into public art.

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

Green Prophet

The jury on the Stars of Science reality TV show proved that the “Shattel-Power” vertical wind turbine is not as efficient as its designer Mahmoud Shattel proclaimed it to be, but the 24 year old electrical engineer from Jordan still intends to find investors who will help him bring this clean energy concept to households all over the Hashemite kingdom. I established a start-up company called Taqetna (Arabic word means: Our Energy),” he says.

Renewable Energy Options for an Eco-Friendly House

Greentumble

Today, many homeowners around the world are considering moving away from the fossil-fuel based energy sources that have served as our primary sources of electricity for the last 100 years or so. Using renewable energy sources for home living is simpler and less expensive than you might think.

Turkish Village Goes Off The Grid With A Wind Turbine

Green Prophet

k villagers standing in front of their new wind turbine. At that point, the villagers faced a choice: pay off the debt and get back on the national power grid, or find a new energy source that they could harness and control on their own. They chose to stay off the grid and switch to wind power, securing their energy future and making them one of the greenest villages in Turkey. Although the turbine in Akb?y?k Renewable-Energy Cars Heat Up In Turkey.

RenewableUK launches consumer guide to wind turbine installation

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) New small wind turbine installation guide for businesses and homeowners launched RenewableUK, the country’s leading renewable energy trade association, has today announced the publication of a consumer guide aimed at helping individuals and businesses looking to install their own wind turbine. A GPDO for the small wind sector would remove the need for planning permission approval.

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. Responding to what they perceive as a massive gap in innovation, Saphon Energy from Tunisia has designed blade-less turbines that mimic the shape and function of sails. Plus, thanks to the hydraulic system, energy can be stored, which creates a more stable supply.

New solar energy plant in the desert? Don’t disturb the soil

Green Prophet

This is especially important for renewable energy installations being built in the desert, like solar power plants or military installations. There is construction of solar and wind farms, and these areas are popular for military exercises.

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Siemens to build £80m wind turbine factory in the UK

Green (Living) Review

Siemens AG has announced at the end of March 2010 significant investment in the UK offshore wind manufacturing sector, set to create around 700 local jobs and a number of further jobs in the supply chain. The Prime Minister signed the Memorandum of Understanding with Peter Löscher, President and CEO of Siemens AG, alongside Business Secretary Peter Mandelson and Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Ed Miliband.

Small wind turbines helping Scottish households escape the fuel poverty trap

Green (Living) Review

Evance small wind turbines helping Scottish Government towards meeting its 2020 Routemap for Renewable Energy commitments Scottish sales of Evance R9000 turbines up by 300 percent during 2011 Growing number of Evance small wind turbines helping Scottish households escape the fuel poverty trap Scotland, January 2012 : Small wind turbines are playing an increasingly important role in helping the Scottish Government to meet its Renewables Routemap commitments ?

VT Rep. Potter supports renewable energy on principle just not if it means windmills in his town

Green Life Smart Life

This “I am for energy conservation and renewables&# but not in my backyard mentality must stop. Potter said he supports renewable energy on principle (and has done so in the legislature), just not when it means windmills in his backyard. And the slopes of those mountains have windwind that a developer wants to harness to produce an estimated 240,000 megawatt hours of clean, renewable energy every year. I am tired of the hypocrisy.

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. The R9000 5kW turbine was one of the first small wind turbines to be fully certified under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) in July 2010, and since then has received system improvements.

Pioneering urban wind turbine installed in UK for the first time

Green (Living) Review

McCamley's urban wind turbine is installed at Keele University 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. The new vertical-axis turbine has been installed at Keele University Science and Business Park by a pioneering renewables company, McCamley UK.

A Helpful Guide to Renewable Energy and Small Business

Green Prophet

There’s been a big crusade to get big business to adopt renewable energy. You see it every time a major corporation says they’re putting solar panels on their rooftops or buying energy from wind farms. However, small businesses can take advantage of renewable energy in a variety of ways too. Choose a Greener Energy Company You don’t have to put solar panels on your roof or buy a share of a windfarm to receive renewable energy.

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Cost of Installing Wind Turbines

Eco Friendly Daily

But past my love for their looks, windmills could be the best way to cut back from the grid and save some bucks on your energy bill at the same time. . Whether you’re building a house or adding on to an older home , there are various factors to consider when calculating the cost of installing a wind turbine. A few examples of residential turbine models can help demonstrate costs, and help you decide if it’s the right decision for you. Alternative Energy Wind Power

Turkish Architects Reveal Plans for Renewable Energy-Generating Mosque

Green Prophet

A mosque slated to be built in the western city of Bursa will produce 120 kilowatts of electricity from solar and wind energy, according to Turkish paper Hürriyet Daily News. First Turkish mosque designed to run on renewables. But Bursa’s mosque will be the first to be designed as a renewable energy producer/consumer. Read more about renewable energy in Turkey: Mosque in Turkey Goes Solar. MW Wind Turbines.

Personal Power: Wind Turbines at Home

Eco Friendly Daily

It’s a wind-powered whirlybird! Many of you may have seen wind farms or heard of wind power’s potential. It doesn’t stop in the fields a more and more commonly seen item on rooftops happens to be the propeller-like turbines on a smaller scale, of course. All wind turbines vibrate, and they transmit this vibration to the structure on which they’re attached. Wind farms, however, have experienced much more success.

How can countries ensure renewable energy technology is developed sufficiently?

Green Prophet

The world’s largest solar energy dish in Sde Boker, Israel. The demand for energy in today’s world is rising, specifically electricity, as there are now around 1.1 Having access to energy is key for human wellbeing, economic development and poverty prevention, and ensuring everyone has access is an ongoing challenge for global advancement. The UK has already made a step forwards in its mission to produce much more renewable energy. Energy

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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.

UK plans to be powered entirely by offshore wind turbines by 2030

AGreenLiving

prime minister Boris Johnson has affirmed government plans to ensure that the entire country is powered by offshore wind energy by 2030. Speaking at a virtual conservative party meeting, he reiterated his promise, saying that renewable energy will be used to power all homes in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales by the end of the decade. government will be required to generate at least 40GW of energy with its offshore wind turbines.

This luxury yacht runs on 100% renewable energy

AGreenLiving

The expected capacity of the system is 34 kWp energy, which is stored in ultralight lithium batteries until needed. In addition to the solar panels, the yacht also produces energy through wind turbines , which seems like a natural addition as wind is a natural byproduct of moving through the water. Below the surface, the boat creates additional energy through hydropower from propeller rotations capable of generating over 15 kWh at about seven knots.

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

Green Blog

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. In addition to wind energy, the renovation also includes LED lighting and 10 m² of roof-mounted solar panels on a visitor pavilion whose output will meet approximately 50% of the water heating needs of the two pavilions.

Turkey Ripe For Renewable Energy Boom – So Why The Delay?

Green Prophet

Despite its vast solar and wind energy potential, Turkey’s renewable resources have only been developed in small pockets of the country, such as the windy Aegean island of Bozcaada (pictured above). Although Turkey ranks second in Europe with its massive solar and onshore wind potential, according to the article, those resources remain vastly underused. What’s holding Turkey back from becoming the renewable energy behemoth it could be?

Can Lebanon Reach 12% Renewable Energy By 2020 ?

Green Prophet

In 2009, Lebanon pledged to produce 12% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020- is this target optimistic today? Renewables are becoming an important source of discussion in the Middle East, as it should. Vestas estimates renewables accounts for only 0.2 % of power production in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), an embarrassing figure considering the EU’s average is 17% (the highest being Norway with an incredible 103%) and the global average is of around 3%.

Over 50% of Germany's renewable energy is owned by citizens & farmers, not utility companies

Green (Living) Review

A solar complex in Bavaria, southern Germany Germany's promotion of renewable energy rightly gets singled out for its effectiveness, most often by me as an example of how to do things well versus the fits and starts method of promotion common in the USA and even the UK. While the UK has a serious load of wind turbines most of them, however, are not privately or farm owned but are owned by the electricity generating companies, with only a few farms holding such as private possession.