Wind Power

Eco-Mosque In Northern Germany Will Harness Wind Power Via Minarets

Eco-Mosque In Northern Germany Will Harness Wind Power Via Minarets

Normally minarets are used by the muezzin to call the faithful to prayer, but a new mosque slated for northern Germany is planning to use the tower to also harness the power of the wind. The eco friendly

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High School Students Recycle Old Go-Cart Frames into Wind Turbines

High School Students Recycle Old Go-Cart Frames into Wind Turbines

Some very enterprising high school students have recycled scrapped sign posts, go-cart frames, fencing, and other parts into working vertical-axis wind turbines. The students are seniors in a green

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China’s Wind Power Capacity Grew More than 60% in the First Quarter of 2011

China’s Wind Power Capacity Grew More than 60% in the First Quarter of 2011

In 2010, China overtook the United States in installed wind power capacity when they reached the 42,287 megawatt benchmark. With their wind power capacity already up 60% in the first quarter of 2011, and

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The UK’s Offshore Turbines Could Run Out of Wind

The UK’s Offshore Turbines Could Run Out of Wind

The changing Atlantic jetstream is slowing down the United Kingdom's wind, raising questions about the efficacy of ambitious offshore wind farm programs. Wind speeds have reduced by 20% since 2008,

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Massive Energy-Generating Wind Tower Proposed for Japan

Massive Energy-Generating Wind Tower Proposed for Japan

When considering wind power as an energy source, it's best to think big. Japan-based ZENA Systems is working on developing a new type of wind energy generator that will dwarf anything before it. The 50

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Utopian Permaculture Farms Look Like Fantastical Floating Islands

Utopian Permaculture Farms Look Like Fantastical Floating Islands

Floating Permaculture offers a solution to the inevitable depletion of fossil fuels and its effect on food.  “Normal” farming as we know it puts a strain on fossil fuels, as produce is often trucked

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Honeywell’s Home Wind Turbine Goes on Sale Today!

Honeywell’s Home Wind Turbine Goes on Sale Today!

The Honeywell wind turbine, a small lightweight gearless system built perfect for homes and small businesses, goes on sale today around the world! The Honeywell, which was designed by WindTronics,

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UpWind Has the Secrets to Building Wind Turbines That Will Power 20,000 Homes

UpWind Has the Secrets to Building Wind Turbines That Will Power 20,000 Homes

A joint European project called UpWind has announced that new technologies will allow engineers and scientists need to start producing wind turbines with 20 megawatt (MW) capacities -- that's enough to

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36 Megawatt Energy Storage System to be Built at Notrees Wind Farm

36 Megawatt Energy Storage System to be Built at Notrees Wind Farm

The world’s largest wind energy storage system is set to be built in oil country, deep in the heart of Texas. North Carolina-based company Duke Energy has hired Xtreme Power to build a giant storage

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Clever Devices Turn Trees into Natural Wind Turbines Bases

Clever Devices Turn Trees into Natural Wind Turbines Bases

We all know wind turbines are a great way to harness emissions free energy, but some people just carry a distaste for their huge pylons, rotors and the way they look in juxtaposition to the landscape. But

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President Obama to Announce That All Gov. Cars Will Use Clean Energy by 2015

President Obama to Announce That All Gov. Cars Will Use Clean Energy by 2015

President Barack Obama will be speaking at Georgetown University today on the future of America's energy security. The President's remarks are set to be focused on the goal of reducing American dependence

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Construction on Largest Wind Farm in Africa to Start in Kenya This Year

Construction on Largest Wind Farm in Africa to Start in Kenya This Year

Construction on the largest utility-scale wind turbine project in Africa is set to begin construction in Kenya in December of this year after the group behind it received a letter of support from the

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Turkey Hill Announces It Will Make Ice Cream Powered by the Wind

Turkey Hill Announces It Will Make Ice Cream Powered by the Wind

Turkey Hill -- the United States' fourth largest ice cream maker -- has announced that it will be powering one fourth of their ice cream manufacturing with wind power. The company's Pennsylvania factory

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Underwater Kite Turbines Harvest Energy From Ocean Waves

Underwater Kite Turbines Harvest Energy From Ocean Waves

Wave power generators generally take the form of sea snake-like designs that sit atop rolling waves, gathering kinetic energy and turning it into power. However a new idea combines the worlds of wind

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Power Flower Wind Turbine Trees Could Domesticate Wind Energy

Power Flower Wind Turbine Trees Could Domesticate Wind Energy

NL Architects has been exploring the idea of advanced wind power generation since 2006 and Power Flowers is their latest iteration. Vertical axis wind turbine technology has advanced their ideas to

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Vestas and WindPlus to Deploy Unique Floating Wind Turbines

Vestas and WindPlus to Deploy Unique Floating Wind Turbines

Vestas, one of the world's biggest manufacturers of wind turbines, has announced that it will be working in collaboration with WindPlus to deploy a unique wind turbine that uses a first-of-its-kind

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World’s Biggest Producer of Wind Energy Records $4 Billion in Profits in 2010

World’s Biggest Producer of Wind Energy Records $4 Billion in Profits in 2010

The world's largest producer of wind energy, Spain-based Iberdrola SA, blew way analysts' expectations last year with a whopping $4 billion in profits -- analysts had expected their gain to clock in at

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IKEA Building Its Own Personal Wind Farm to Power 17 Swedish Stores

IKEA Building Its Own Personal Wind Farm to Power 17 Swedish Stores

Swedish furniture giant IKEA announced today that it's joined forces with Stockholm-based wind power company O2 to build a nine-turbine wind farm that will power 17 of their stores in Sweden. The wind

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Atlantic City’s Offshore Wind Farm Might be First in the US to Finish Construction

Atlantic City’s Offshore Wind Farm Might be First in the US to Finish Construction

Fisherman's Energy of New Jersey became the first offshore wind farm in New Jersey to apply for the state's new renewable energy credit program, making it likely that it will be the first offshore wind

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USDA Grants $204 Million Loan for 100 Turbine Wind Farm in South Dakota

USDA Grants $204 Million Loan for 100 Turbine Wind Farm in South Dakota

The U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced yesterday that Basin Electric Power Cooperative will receive a $204 million loan to build a wind farm in South Dakota.

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US Air Force to Quadruple Their On-Base Solar Power in Four Years

US Air Force to Quadruple Their On-Base Solar Power in Four Years

The United States Air Force -- already the biggest government buyer of renewable energy -- announced it will be quadrupling its on-base solar energy generation in the next four years. With the Department

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Top 6 Wind Powered Gadgets That Don’t Blow

Top 6 Wind Powered Gadgets That Don’t Blow

Wind has been used since ancient times to provide free, green power (think of sailboats and windmills), and that old-school tech has not been lost on us in the year 2011. From personal chargers that

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Texas Landowners Say “Yes” to Wind Turbines and “No” to Transmission Lines

Texas Landowners Say “Yes” to Wind Turbines and “No” to Transmission Lines

The State of Texas is having an issue convincing its residents to install enough power lines to support its growing wind energy market. Sustainable energy won't do much good unless you can transmit that

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Wind Turbine Base Jumping: The Latest In Extreme Sports!

Wind Turbine Base Jumping: The Latest In Extreme Sports!

Any maintenance worker will tell you that there are definitely no shortage of ways to get up and down a wind turbine, but they generally don't involve hurling yourself off the top of the structure.

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Vibro-Wind Piezoelectric Pads Harness Wind Energy Without Turbines

Vibro-Wind Piezoelectric Pads Harness Wind Energy Without Turbines

Francis Moon, a mechanical engineering professor at Cornell University, has designed a novel type of wind energy generator that vibrates in the wind rather than cutting the breeze like a turbine. Dubbed

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Governer Scott Walker Wants to Pass a Bill to Kill Wind Energy in Wisconsin

Governer Scott Walker Wants to Pass a Bill to Kill Wind Energy in Wisconsin

The newly elected Governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, has just proposed a piece of legislation that would effectively kill the development of wind energy projects in the state. His proposal, which is

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Dept. of Energy Hosting Free Wind Power Webinars Starting Tomorrow

Dept. of Energy Hosting Free Wind Power Webinars Starting Tomorrow

The US Department of Energy is kicking off the New Year tomorrow, January 19, by starting up their free 2011 Wind Powering America webinar series. The series will cover all aspects of wind power in the

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WindMade Label Will Tell You if Green Energy Powers Your Purchases

WindMade Label Will Tell You if Green Energy Powers Your Purchases

The WindMade label, which was just announced today, will be a new way for you to see whether or not the products you're buying were manufactured using wind energy. The initiative has been supported by a

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SkyStream 600: The World’s First Fully Smart Grid-Enabled Wind Turbine

SkyStream 600: The World’s First Fully Smart Grid-Enabled Wind Turbine

SouthWest Wind Power showed off their latest turbine - the Skystream 600 - this week at CES 2011, and we're impressed. The latest in SouthWest's long line of turbines, the Skystream 600 is equipped with a

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Tianjin Eco City is a Futuristic Green Landscape for 350,000 Residents

Tianjin Eco City is a Futuristic Green Landscape for 350,000 Residents

Eco-City will make use of the latest sustainable technologies such as solar power, wind power, rainwater recycling, and wastewater treatment/desalination of sea water. In order to reduce the city's carbon

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