Wind Power

Kinetic Map Shows Real-Time Wind Speeds in the US During Hurricane Sandy

Kinetic Map Shows Real-Time Wind Speeds in the US During Hurricane Sandy

HINT.FM's real-time map of wind speeds in the US is a useful tool to help us better understand the wind's power and potential. The kinetic map was developed by Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg, who

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London Array: World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Generates Energy for the First Time

London Array: World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Generates Energy for the First Time

DONG Energy, E.On and Masdar just announced that their joint venture the London Array - soon to be the world's largest offshore wind farm - switched on for the first time today! The wind farm, which

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Uprise Energy’s Adjustable, Portable Wind Turbine Emerges from a Shipping Container

Uprise Energy’s Adjustable, Portable Wind Turbine Emerges from a Shipping Container

Setting up a wind turbine can be a complicated task, and once one has determined its placement, employed a team to install it and connected it to a grid, you're left with a large permanent structure that

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IKEA Announces Plan to Become 100% Energy-Neutral by 2020

IKEA Announces Plan to Become 100% Energy-Neutral by 2020

Ikea has long been recognized for its adoption of sustainable practices, from investment in renewable energy to their participation in the American Forests plant-a-tree program, and today the company has

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Windstrument Wind Turbine Provides Renewable Energy With its Orchid-like Design

Windstrument Wind Turbine Provides Renewable Energy With its Orchid-like Design

Asahi Kasei Plastics N.A. is working with Unified Energies International to develop the Windstrument, a wind turbine that aims to bring affordable renewable energy to the world. The Windstrument is

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The World’s Most Powerful Wind Turbine Has Blades That Are Over 24 Stories Tall

The World’s Most Powerful Wind Turbine Has Blades That Are Over 24 Stories Tall

The green energy race just got kicked up a notch with the latest offering from Vestas. The Vestas V-164 is the world's largest and most powerful wind turbine, and each of its three blades measures 262

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93-Year Old Man Sells Personal Collection of 30 Gigantic Windmills to Create a Local Theme Park

93-Year Old Man Sells Personal Collection of 30 Gigantic Windmills to Create a Local Theme Park

Vollis Simpson has been fascinated with wind power since he rigged a wind-powered washing machine on Saipan during World War II. When he settled back home in North Carolina after the war, Simpson turned

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Siemens Develops More Efficient Wind Turbine Blades Based on Dinosaurs!

Siemens Develops More Efficient Wind Turbine Blades Based on Dinosaurs!

In the past we've seen biomimetic wind turbines inspired by whale fins and species of trees, however now designers are looking to extinct animal species to create next-generation turbines. Engineering

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144,000 Offshore Wind Turbines Could Power the Entire East Coast of the United States

144,000 Offshore Wind Turbines Could Power the Entire East Coast of the United States

Recent reports have shown that it's possible to power the entire world with wind power, but scientists at Standford University conducted a more focused study that delivered the first-ever quantitative

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Carnegie Institution Study Reveals There is Enough Wind Energy to Power the Entire World

Carnegie Institution Study Reveals There is Enough Wind Energy to Power the Entire World

Californian Wind Farm Photo via Shutterstock A study from Carnegie Institution for Science, led by Kate Marvel of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has revealed that there is enough wind power to

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UGE’s New Hybrid Sanya Streetlight Goes Off-Grid For Big Savings

UGE’s New Hybrid Sanya Streetlight Goes Off-Grid For Big Savings

Urban Green Energy (UGE) today announced their newest alternative to power hungry outdoor lighting: the Sanya Streetlamp [pdf] is a standalone, off-grid street light that uses solar power, wind energy, or

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89-Year-Old Man Develops Bladeless Bird-Friendly Wind Turbine!

89-Year-Old Man Develops Bladeless Bird-Friendly Wind Turbine!

Wind turbines transform moving air currents into clean energy; there isn't much to hate about that, especially when compared to the toxic emissions and high cost of fossil fuels. But wildlife conservation

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China Surpasses US to Become Number One in Wind Power

China Surpasses US to Become Number One in Wind Power

Photo via Shutterstock The United States isn't top dog anymore -- not when it comes to installed wind power generating capacity, at least. This year, China surpassed the US, growing from 2,000

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The Aerogenerator X is a Huge Next-Gen Wind Turbine With More Power, Less Weight

The Aerogenerator X is a Huge Next-Gen Wind Turbine With More Power, Less Weight

Back in 2010, we reported that British company Wind Power Limited was set to unveil a whole new type of wind turbine called The Aerogenerator. Now the company has released the next-generation version of

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Sanya Skypump: World’s First Integrated Wind-Powered EV Charging Station Installed in Barcelona

Sanya Skypump: World’s First Integrated Wind-Powered EV Charging Station Installed in Barcelona

The world's first fully integrated wind-powered EV charging station has been installed in Barcelona, Spain. The charging station, known as the Sanya Skypump, was unveiled today by Urban Green Energy and

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Venger Wind Unveils World’s Largest Rooftop Wind Farm in Oklahoma City

Venger Wind Unveils World’s Largest Rooftop Wind Farm in Oklahoma City

Venger Wind and US renewable distributor SWG Energy just installed the world's largest rooftop wind farm atop the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) in Oklahoma City. The project saw Venger Wind

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US Wind Energy Surpasses 50GW, But Questions About the Future Remain

US Wind Energy Surpasses 50GW, But Questions About the Future Remain

Wind energy in the United States is on the rise. The industry is now producing enough juice to power 13 million homes across the country. Last week, at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas, the

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Seven Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Added To London’s 2012 Olympic Park

Seven Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Added To London’s 2012 Olympic Park

The Olympic Delivery Authority has installed vertical axis wind turbines in London's Olympic Park after plans to place a single, giant wind turbine fell through. The London 2012 Olympic Games has received

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Siemens Creates the World’s Largest Turbine Blades for New UK Wind Farm!

Siemens Creates the World’s Largest Turbine Blades for New UK Wind Farm!

Wind farms installed at sea reportedly generate 40% more energy than those on land, and with that in mind, Siemens is currently constructing the world's largest wind turbines blades in order to help Dong

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McCamley’s New Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Could Make Urban Wind Farms a Reality

McCamley’s New Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Could Make Urban Wind Farms a Reality

Urban wind turbines face an up-hill battle, as many people feel they are too big, too expensive, and potential eyesores. However McCamley just unveiled a prototype for a new vertical-axis turbine with a

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Dave Hakkens’ Wind Oil Machine Produces Oil From Nuts and Seeds With Every Passing Breeze

Dave Hakkens’ Wind Oil Machine Produces Oil From Nuts and Seeds With Every Passing Breeze

The Netherlands is the perfect place to harvest wind power due to its flat landscape and strong breezes. To take advantage of this resource, Dutch Design Academy of Eindhoven student Dave Hakkens created

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Scotland’s Fife Council Calls for a Ban on All Wind Farm Applications

Scotland’s Fife Council Calls for a Ban on All Wind Farm Applications

Wind Turbine photo from Shutterstock It's been a troubling month for wind power in the UK - the government announced plans to cut subsidies for onshore wind farms by 2020, and now the Scottish council

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The Holonic Streetlamp is an Off-Grid Streetlight that’s Powered by the Sun and Wind

The Holonic Streetlamp is an Off-Grid Streetlight that’s Powered by the Sun and Wind

Streetlights are fixture of cities and towns across the world -- they literally guide us through the night. But even new LED streetlights require a large amount of energy, because they run all night long,

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KiteGen’s High Altitude System Generates Affordable Wind Energy With Kites

KiteGen’s High Altitude System Generates Affordable Wind Energy With Kites

Kite power has long been discussed as the next step in the evolution of wind power, and KiteGen's radical new kite power concept could be one of the cleanest and most efficient ways to address the

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The Enessere Hercules Wind Turbine Generates Wind Energy in Fine Style

The Enessere Hercules Wind Turbine Generates Wind Energy in Fine Style

Wind energy is one of the cleanest, most reliable sources of renewable energy out there, but there's one strike against it: Most wind turbines aren't exactly the most attractive sight. But for anyone who

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USDA Researchers Want Airports To Double as Renewable Energy Farms

USDA Researchers Want Airports To Double as Renewable Energy Farms

At airports, the usable space is limited to a few areas: runways, terminals and storage facilities. Much of the rest of the land is left fallow, requiring maintenance from airport operators (mowing the

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Power in a Box: Princeton’s Disaster Relief Solar and Wind Generator Fits in a Shipping Container

Power in a Box: Princeton’s Disaster Relief Solar and Wind Generator Fits in a Shipping Container

A prototype for a solar and wind power station that fits within a shipping container has placed a group of students from Princeton University among the winners of a national EPA-sponsored sustainable

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Sorry, FOX News – Wind Farms Are Not Causing Global Warming

Sorry, FOX News – Wind Farms Are Not Causing Global Warming

The web is buzzing today over a new research study that looks at the effect that large Texas wind farms have on surface temperatures in their immediate surroundings. "New Research Shows Wind Farms Cause

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Study Suggests Wind Farms are Warming Local Climates

Study Suggests Wind Farms are Warming Local Climates

Are wind farms contributing to global warming? The answer is no - but they could cause the temperature to rise in localized areas on a really hot day or night. Researchers suggested in the journal Nature

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Donald Trump Claims Scottish Government “Betrayed” Him With Wind Farm Plans

Donald Trump Claims Scottish Government “Betrayed” Him With Wind Farm Plans

A war of words between Donald Trump and the Scottish government is escalating over plans to install wind turbines near Trump’s golf course, set to open this summer near Aberdeen. Trump claims

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