The 5 Best Wind Turbines for Single Home Use

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The energy requirements of a single-family household may be obtained from the use of wind turbines. The power of these turbines are strong and adequate enough to supply ample energy for everyday living, with wind power reaching between 1 to 50 kilowatts and mostly between 1kW to 6kW.

Vestas Wins California Wind Turbine Contract

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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.

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Japan Installing Wind Turbines Off Fukushima Coast

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Japan says it will spend $260 million dollars over the next five years to install at least six floating wind turbines off the coast of Fukushima. Government / Industry japan offshore wind japan wind turbines wind fukushima

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

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.

Wind Turbine Power

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Environmentally friendly power. Smart cars; solar panels the uses are finally getting closer to home; but commercial uses for friendly power have a long history. In a nut shell, when wind propels the turbine blades, electricity is produced. Environment Wind Power

Mini Wind Turbine Educational Kit

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Perfect for teaching kids about the incredible science behind wind power, this mini turbine kit is the ultimate educational tool! The completed wind turbine stands about 12″ tall. The wind educational kit comes with a circuit board that lets you switch between steady-on and flashing LEDs and a musical tone – or, connect the leads to another load. Home Wind Turbines kids wid turbine kit

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.

Wind Powered EV Crosses Australia

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This amazing electric car which was built by two German inventors, was fitted wit a small wind turbine mounted atop a bamboo pole and was also fitted with a kite (from a kite board) for extra propulsion. The EV achieved a top speed of 55mph on its journey and set a number of world records including; The first wind-powered vehicle to cross a continent. Many electric car owners have wind turbines at home and operate their electric cars 100% off the grid.

Tamiya Wind Power Generator Set

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A great way for kids to learn about wind power, this is a Loopwing Wind Power Generator Set from Tamiya. This educational assembly kit lets you explore the mechanisms involved in harnessing the alternative energy of wind power. Witness the conversion of wind power into working electricity! The motorized car sits on the top of the generator receiving power produced from the Loopwing Wind Power Generator.

Linemar Aligns with Lohmann for Wind Turbine Production

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and German-based NCB Lohmann announced their alliance today to pursue wind turbine components for customers in North America. With Lohmann, a leading manufacturer of wind turbine components in Europe. “Our advanced machining capabilities, coupled with our global manufacturing expertise complement Lohmann’s robust experience in the wind industry,” she said. ” Wind Power News wind turbinesLinemar Corp.

Established Wind Turbine Companies Continue to Dominate

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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.

Massive Opportunity for Wind Turbine Production in US

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The number of wind turbine parts built in the United States grew in 2008 along with the boom in the wind energy market. But despite the growth in demand for wind turbine parts, the US has continued to import the lion’s share of these parts. Imports of wind turbine parts to the US went from $60 million worth in 2004 to $2.5 Will this be a part of growing trend that sees long term jobs popping up on a massive scale in the wind power industry.

Wind Turbine Power

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Environmentally friendly power. Smart cars; solar panels the uses are finally getting closer to home; but commercial uses for friendly power have a long history. In a nut shell, when wind propels the turbine blades, electricity is produced. Environment Wind Power

Wind Turbine Plant To Be Built In Nevada

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Renewable Energy Group, A-Power Energy Generation Systems, Ltd, and American Nevada Group recently announced the development and construction of a new production and assembly plant in Nevada that will supply highly advanced wind energy turbines to renewable energy projects throughout North and South America. Wind Power News nevada wind power nevada wind turbine plantThe U.S.

South Dakota Wind Turbine Plant Announces Lay Offs

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A South Dakota wind turbine company located in the town of Howard, has announced plans to lay off one third of the company. Knight & Carver Wind Group Inc., which builds blades for medium sized wind turbines , is laying off 16 of the plant’s 55 workers this week, and the firm might temporarily close the plant in about a month, said Gary Kanaby, the company’s vice president. Government / Industry Wind Power News Wind Turbine

World’s First Floating Wind Turbine

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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

Brazil’s Wind Power Push

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Brazil, currently Latin America’s leading country in terms of renewable energy is expected to install 31.6GW of wind power by 2025, according to a recent study by HIS Emerging Energy Research. and 1.6MW wind turbines to four utilities which participated in a clean energy auction in 2009. Wind Power News brazil wind power

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.

Wind Turbines Powering Cell Phone Towers

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Cell phone company Core Communications will start to use small vertical-axis wind turbines to power their cell phone towers. Core will use turbines from Helix Wind that can generate electricity in winds as slow as 10 mph. The turbines will power the towers and any extra electricity will be sold to the grid. The wind turbines will be installed on a trial basis on cell phone towers in Southern California in early 2010.

Minnesota Approves Large Wind Power Project

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Adding to a steadily growing influx of renewable energy in Minnesota is the Bison 2 wind farm. The Bison 2 will generate 105 megawatts of power and reduce carbon emissions by 90,000 tons a year. Bison 2 will generate 105 megawatts of power and will consist of 35 Siemens direct-drive wind turbines. ” Government / Industry bison 2 wind farm minnesota wind power

Anti Wind Power Protestors Make a Stink in Ottawa

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Canada’s capital city of Ottawa saw a Conservative group named, the North Gower Wind Action Group, march on Queen’s Park to deliver a staggering 408 signature petition to stop the building of 10 wind turbines in the Ottawa community. “If you live next to the 400 series of highways in Ontario, you will be subjected to a lot more noise than you ever will be from wind turbines.”

World’s First Full-Scale Floating Wind Turbine

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Statoil has constructed the world’s first full-scale floating wind turbine two hours off the coast of the oil town Stavanger, in the hope that one day vast wind farms could be constructed far offshore in water depths of up to 700m. Wind Power News floating wind turbine

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

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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.

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.

Wind-Powered Creatures | Wend Magazine - Greenery

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But in the case of Jansen’s work, nature–wind, to be more specific–is what powers these technological works of art. With just a little bit of wind, Jansen’s sculptures, which appear as odd and grandiose creatures, are propelled forward in constant motion.

Wind power is cheapest energy, EU analysis finds

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Onshore windfarms far cheaper than coal and gas when health impacts are factored in, report shows Onshore wind is cheaper than coal, gas or nuclear energy when the costs of ‘external’ factors like air quality, human toxicity and climate change are taken into account, according to an EU analysis.

So You Think You Want Wind Power?

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So You Think You Want Wind Power? Perhaps it’s time to think about wind power. At one time I was so committed to the MagLev Wind Turbine I almost reached the point of sending flowers once a week (well, not seriously, but you know what I mean).

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.

Landmark Wind Power Plant To Be Built In Pakistan

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A landmark wind power project is set to be built in south Pakistan, which will form part of the 6% target renewable energy in the total power mix by 2030. million in Zorlu Enerji Pakistan Limited to support the construction of the only wind power project in the Sindh Province.

Study: Color Impacting Bat And Bird Deaths With Wind Turbines

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Controversies abound when it comes to wind turbines. There are constantly issues having to do with the placement of wind turbines, the sounds wind turbines make and wildlife issues, just to name a few. Environment Wind Power

The Unexpected Barrier to Wind Power

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The interest and development of wind power has soared in recent months. Wind farms have gained a great deal of media attention as well as the controversy some have ignited. The questions regarding large-scale wind farms have been tossed back and forth.

Turkish Village Goes Off The Grid With A Wind Turbine

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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. Although the turbine in Akb?y?k

Small-Scale Wind Power Solutions with Be-Wind

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While the image of giant wind turbines dominates our wind power imagination, Be Wind offers another solution for our renewable future. The post Small-Scale Wind Power Solutions with Be-Wind appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Sponsored Posts Be-Wind renewable energy solar wind power wind turbine

Largest Palestinian Hospital to Get Wind Power from Europe

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Few things are as deadly as a hospital without power , but a new wind turbine is about to blow away one hospital’s fear of losing theirs. It is expected to start generating 40% of the hospital’s power by the end of 2012. Image of a wind turbine , Shutterstock.

Cost of Installing Wind Turbines

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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.

Outdated Wind Turbines Given New Life

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Fortunately, several companies have stepped in to solve the problem of outdated wind turbines being send to scapyards and landfills. Halus Power Systems and Nexion DG are just two of the companies in the business of rehauling old wind turbines.

Siemens Supplying Hundreds of Wind Turbines to Dong Energy

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OK, sorry, back to your regularly scheduled wind power news. Dong Energy is all set to erect (giggle) up to 500 offshore wind turbines in Northern Europe thanks to a recent agreement with Siemens AG. The wind turbines in question will have a total capacity of 1,800 megawatts and each will have an individual capacity of 3.6 Both Dong and Siemens made history together when they constructed the world’s first offshore wind farm at Vindeby in Denmark.

Wind Turbines Head Out To the Sea

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Don Quixote would have had a hard time with these wind mills. Yes, some wind turbines are heading into deeper waters. Floating wind turbines are a new fangled concept that seems to be catching on. Boffins believe that deepwater winds are more powerful and stable.

Who’s Got the Wind Power in the Middle East?

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Who’s got the wind in the Middle East? Morocco and Egypt have the biggest wind power plants, but don’t discount Iraq, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Two of the largest wind farms in the world are in the region, in Morocco and Egypt.

Harvesting Wind Power: It’s Easier than You Think

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As many of you may or may not know, harvesting wind power is actually quite simple. But due to its relatively young residential age, there are a lot of questions that builders and architects must answer before diving into the wonderful world of wind power. For optimal performance, the more open space the better, so the turbine can meet setback and permitting requirements and not conflict with public right of ways. (Be Open space produces better wind quality.

Study: Wind Turbines Cause Temperature Changes On Ground

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Wind farms have been the center of debate for years, including the recent controversy regarding the offshore wind farm in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Wind farms have also come under debate regarding whether their locations can cause adverse health impacts or be too loud to tolerate.

Latest tests confirm increased energy generation of Evance small wind turbine

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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.