Do Wind Turbines Create Noise Pollution?

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One alternate way of producing power is with the help of wind turbines. But of course, wind power has some negative side effects. But What is Noise Pollution and How Does a Wind Turbine Create it? Wind turbine parks were also found to create infrasound.

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.

Researchers Receive Grant For Vibratory-Installed Wind Turbines In Offshore Environments

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A Texas A&M team has developed a concept that could decrease the cost and time it takes to install offshore wind turbines. Researchers Receive Grant For Vibratory-Installed Wind Turbines In Offshore Environments

Siemens Gamesa makes "world's first" recyclable wind turbine

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Siemens Gamesa claims to have created the world's first recyclable wind turbine blades. The RecyclableBlade turbine blades are ready to be used offshore. The new blade design allows the parts and materials to disintegrate at the end of their lifespan

More effort needed to reduce bat fatalities at wind turbines

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In order to assess the risk of bats dying at wind turbines, the acoustic activity of bats within the operating range of the rotor blades is recorded. Biodiversity Daily News Energy & Renewable bat fatalities bats biodiversity successful GREEN wind energy wind turbines

How Do Wind Turbines Respond to Winds, Ground Motion During Earthquakes?

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How Do Wind Turbines Respond to Winds, Ground Motion During Earthquakes As China’s economic development continues, energy demand is rising along with it.

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.

Wind Turbine Power

Eco Friendly Daily

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

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.

Wind Turbine Power

Eco Friendly Daily

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

Siemens Gamesa makes "world’s first" recyclable wind turbine

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Siemens Gamesa claims to have created the world’s first recyclable wind turbine blades. The RecyclableBlade turbine blades are ready to be used offshore. The turbine blades use several materials combined and cast together with resin. Gregorio Acero, Head of Quality Management & Health, Safety and Environment at Siemens Gamesa, says the company plans for the turbines to “generate renewable electricity for 20-30 years.”

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.

Vertical wind turbines could make wind farms more efficient

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Research carried out by Oxford Brookes University has found that vertical turbine designs could make large wind farms more effective. In the study, the researchers compared traditional wind turbines to vertical turbines to determine the effectiveness of alignment.

Scientists Sucessfully Test World’s First Laser-Guided Wind Turbine

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The Danish National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy has successfully tested the world’s first wind turbine with a built-in laser-based anemometer. A laser-based anemometer allows the wind turbine to “see&# the wind before it touches the blades. With this information, the turbine can optimize both its position and the blades to use the wind more efficiently.

Painting wind turbines may reduce bird collisions and deaths

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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.

IceWind demos new residential wind turbine in Texas

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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. Home builder Daryl Losaw, IceWind’s San Marco, Texas-based investor, is excited to demo the tiny turbine to Texans. “We

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 ].

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. In addition, the design of the turbine is less likely to impact on wildlife.

Next Generation Wind Turbine Produces 3 Times the Power

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A radical new design in wind turbines takes a page from the design of jet turbine technology to generate three times the amount of power as a standard wind generator using propellers. The Dragonfly Wind Turbine uses three sub chambers working in line to speed up the airflow inside the turbine, which [.] [ Next Generation Wind Turbine Produces 3 Times the Power from Green Living Ideas ].

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.

How to Prevent Birds from Running into Operating Wind Turbines

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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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Educational center in Russia has a wind turbine and rooftop solar panels

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A large wind turbine in the garden powers the water fountain and provides a working example for a favorite student project — assembling a working wind turbine and solar power station in Luminary’s technological laboratory. Educational center in Russia has a wind turbine and rooftop solar panels. Eco Green a-working-wind children combination contemporary architecture education garden internet philippines schools wind-turbines

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. For owners of Evance R9000 small wind turbines, however, Scotland's extreme wind speeds didn't present any challenges. The Evance R9000 turbine is designed to keep running in the highest winds, and features an innovative Reactive Pitch?

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. Sleek Wooden Wind Turbine.

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For the Cost of an Iphone, You Can Buy a Wind Turbine to Power a Home

Green (Living) Review

Indian startup Avant Garde Innovations has developed a low-cost wind turbine that can generate 3-5 kW hours of electricity daily Soon after assuming office, Kerala (southern state of India) Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan kicked up a storm by publicly supporting the Athirappilly hydro electric project, which environmentalists said, if implemented, would create ecologic imbalance in the area and destroy the Athirappilly waterfalls, the largest natural waterfalls in the state.

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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. Things like the size, number, the wind speed at the site, and the overall installation cost are all up-front costs, not to mention service agreements, miscellaneous fees, and the capacity of the turbine, but on the whole your turbine will probably cost upwards of $15,000, for starters. .

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. 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.

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.

Study: Color Impacting Bat And Bird Deaths With Wind Turbines

Eco Friendly Daily

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. In terms of wildlife, many raise concerns over bird and bat deaths due to wind turbines. These are the times which insects are the most active and therefore if insects are more greatly attracted to turbines, so will be their predators.

Outdated Wind Turbines Given New Life

Eco Friendly Daily

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. In order to refurbish the thousands of wind turbines which will continue to be replaced in the next 10 years, companies such as Halus and Nexion must do a complete overhaul. Alternative Energy Wind Power

Turkish Village Goes Off The Grid With A Wind Turbine

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k villagers standing in front of their new wind turbine. 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. k’s residents and village headman researched various forms of renewable energy before settling on wind power. They proposed a TRY 160,000 wind turbine project to the government of their province, Bursa. Although the turbine in Akb?y?k

Saphonian Blade-less Wind Turbines Save Birds and Energy

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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. Tunis-based Saphon Energy has been working on their revolutionary new wind-energy generating prototype for the last two years.

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. Is it just an empty wind that will soon pass over or is there some serious knowhow behind the idea of floating wind turbines in the seas? Boffins believe that deepwater winds are more powerful and stable.

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

Green (Living) Review

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. The firm says the turbine can generate 80 percent of the maximum possible energy yield, a big jump from the typical 25 to 50 percent. At least the noise won’t wake you up in the middle of the night, which is one of the big drawbacks of most residential wind turbines/randy apartment neighbors.

Abby’s Blog: Being a Kid, Building a Wind Turbine

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My mom found this cool website called KidWind.org and they had a whole “How-to&# build a wind turbine for a classroom or science project, and I thought it was cool. Before building a wind turbine for a project, we recommend that you have a working knowledge of wind energy concepts, so that when you test your turbine, you have a basic idea of which variables to test. Please take a look at our “ learn about wind &# section.

RenewableUK launches consumer guide to wind turbine installation

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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.

Windwords proposal turns wind turbines into public art

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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.

Cleveland Indians get a corkscrew wind turbine overlooking their ballgames

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B.Sameer Kumar: Next time one of the Cleveland Indians batter takes a swing at the ball, he better not be distracted by the giant wind turbine that will be spinning around near the ground, thanks to Majid Rashidi, a professor at the Cleveland State University. Rashidi has just designed a prototype wind turbine that will be installed at the ground and this huge helical structure is slated to produce about 40,000 kilowatt hours a year. Corkscrew wind turbine.

RenewableUK welcomes latest entrant to the offshore wind turbine market

Green (Living) Review

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.”

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. Cleantech, Science & Technology clean tech renewable energy Stars of Science Taqetna wind power

Study: Wind Turbines Cause Temperature Changes On Ground

Eco Friendly Daily

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. However, a new study concerns itself with the placement of wind farms due to temperature changes they can cause. Environment Wind Power

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.