Wind turbine power company nixed for biosphere risks in Israel

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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.

Honeywell Home Wind Turbine

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The Honeywell Wind Turbine is a gearless turbine that generates power from the blade tips rather than through a center shaft. By claiming to practically eliminate mechanical resistance and drag, the Honeywell Wind Turbine creates power (2000 kWh/yr) and operates in a greater range of wind speeds (2-45 mph) than traditional wind turbines. Home Wind Turbines honeywell home wind turbine

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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

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. This is huge for consumers because it addresses the ‘hucksters and hype’ problem in the small wind marketplace. Home Wind Turbines bergey small wind turbine Home Wind Turbine

Whisper 500 Wind Turbine

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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. Exclusive to the Whisper, the side-furling angle-governor protects the turbine in high winds by turning the alternator and blades out of the wind, reducing turbine exposure.

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. For farms and smaller communities, a wind turbine with a power capacity between 10 to 50kW is required. Higher powered turbines, from 1.5k

BWC Excel Home Wind Turbine

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The BWC EXCEL is a modern 7 meter (23 ft) diameter, 10,000W wind turbine designed for high reliability, low maintenance, and automatic operation in adverse weather conditions. The BWC Excel is a ruggedly built turbine that comes with the longest warranty (5 years) in the industry. In July 2009 the Excel turbine was upgraded with a more powerful alternator and longer blades. Home Wind Turbines bwc excel Home Wind Turbine

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. Government / Industry california wind power vestas wind turbines

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

Bird Litigation: Wind Turbine Near Ottawa NWR

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The American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) recently filed a lawsuit against the federal government arguing that a planned wind turbine near the famed birding hotspot of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge is illegal. The Preliminaries : Paragraphs 1-5 identify the issues at a high level: the lawsuit involves a proposed turbine at a facility near Ottawa NWR in Ohio that will allegedly kill birds in violation of federal law.

FloDesign Wind Turbine Company Set to Expand

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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

Bergey 1500 Home Wind Turbine

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The BWC 1500 is a modern 10 feet diameter 1,500 Watt wind turbine designed for high reliability, low maintenance, and automatic operation in adverse weather conditions. It is built much more ruggedly than most other turbines of its size and it carries the longest warranty in the industry. Home Wind Turbines bergey home wind turbine BWC 1500 turbine

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. These kind of turbines are different than the ones you see off most coastal regions, as the floating wind turbines are mostly used in deep waters and are a relatively new technology that requires extensive research and development. Government / Industry japan offshore wind japan wind turbines wind fukushima

Sunforce Air X Marine Wind Turbine

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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.

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.

Southwest WindPower Whisper 500 Wind Turbine

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Power your entire home, cabin or workshop with this super quiet wind turbine. The Southwest WindPower Whisper 500 Wind Turbine kit comes with a controller to protect the turbine. It provides 538 kW per month in a 12 MPH average wind and works in winds as low as 7.5 The turbine boasts a 15-foot diameter rotor which has carbon reinforced fiberglass blades, and the alternator has steel body with powder-coat finish.

How to Make a Cheap Vertical Home Wind Turbine

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Do it yourself how-to video about making your own vertical home wind turbine. Videos How to make a wind turbine wind turbine videoPerfect for the green-minded homeowner!

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

The Shard Architect Designs Ultra Lightweight Dragonfly Wind Turbine

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The Shard architect Renzo Piano has partnered with Italy’s Enel Green Power to design a new ultra lightweight wind turbine that has a smaller visual impact on the landscape than conventional wind turbines. Just 66 feet tall, the tower’s blades have a 52 foot diameter rotational span and are able to harvest even the lightest winds due to the lightweight carbon and polycarbonate materials out of which they are constructed.

Report: Wind Turbine Noise NOT Harmful To Health

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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

The Cost Of Getting A Home Wind Turbine

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How much does it cost to build your own wind turbine? And if you don’t want to build it, how much does a commercial wind turbine cost? Large commercial wind turbines can cost up to two million dollars, so unless you have A LOT of money, you might want to opt for something a little more reasonable. Depending on the shape, purchase agreement, size, type of machine and location, the cost of wind turbines vary.

How Do Home Wind Turbines Work?

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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. 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.

How Do Home Wind Turbines Work?

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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.

Water-Producing Eole Wind Turbine Has Gulf States Drooling

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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.

Wind Turbine Power

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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 are currently the fastest growing resource for electricity production in the world; the ultimate goal being the closure of the environmentally hazardous coal burning plants, since neither water nor wind power have any hazardous emissions. Environment Wind Power

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.

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.

Transportation of Wind Turbines in Wales Being Tested

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Wind controversy over in Wales: plans to transport wind turbine blades and towers along mid Wales’ country roads are being tested and people are up in arms over it. Although delays to motorists were minimal, residents still remember last year when a report warned that “significant disruption” could be caused by taking turbines by road. Government / Industry Wind Turbine

The Best Home Wind Turbines For Your Money

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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.

Mitsubishi Building $220m Wind Turbine Factory in UK

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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.

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

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

Wind Turbines That Are Safe For Birds?

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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. 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.

Plastic Edges Could Improve Efficiency of Wind Turbines

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Risø , the National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy at the Technical University of Denmark, is conducting researching on improving the efficiency of wind turbine blades by adding plastic edges on the blades. Helge Aagaard Madsen, who is a research specialist on the project, explains, “Providing the blade with a movable trailing edge it is possible to control the load on the blade and extend the life time of the wind turbine components.

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 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.

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.

Wind Turbine Power

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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 are currently the fastest growing resource for electricity production in the world; the ultimate goal being the closure of the environmentally hazardous coal burning plants, since neither water nor wind power have any hazardous emissions. Environment Wind Power

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 turbineIn honor of Earth Day, Israel’s visit site to read more ].

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

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. The new vertical-axis turbine has been installed at Keele University Science and Business Park by a pioneering renewables company, McCamley UK Ltd. In addition, the design of the turbine is less likely to impact on wildlife.

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.