Energy – Wind


Makani Energy Kite Is A Smarter Wind Turbine

Source: cio.coms Published: May 31, 2016 Makani’s energy kite is an airborne wind turbine that aims to generate more energy, using less materials, at a lower cost. By Magdalena Petrova Kites aren’t just toys anymore. Just ask Makani Power, which is developing a...

Kite Power on Ships Out Performs Sails Five Times Over

Source: treehugger.com Published: August 18, 2008 SkySails kite powered ships save fuel photo The idea of reinventing wind-power for ocean going transport is certainly a seductive one. But usually when TreeHugger reports on the idea of kite powered boats, whether...

Re-Inventing “the Windmill”

Source: thearchimedes.com Published: April 25, 2017  The Dutch have a reputation for obtaining energy by means of a windmill. This energy was used for all kinds of purposes, such as milling of raw material, water pumping, etc .. Today, the windmill is a means to...

Large-Scale Floating Offshore Wind Power Is Finally Here

Source: treehugger.com Published: March 10, 2017 © Scottish Government Offshore wind energy has been growing like crazy in the last few decades—so much so that there’s even talk of serious talk of multi-gigawatt offshore wind farms in the US in the not too distant...

New Wind Turbines Mimic Hummingbird Wings

Source: seeker.com Published: January 23, 2017   A unique biomimetic design could take wind power in a whole new direction, both for small-scale and large-scale renewable energy systems. By Glenn McDonald A North African company has developed what it contends is a...

How an Ancient Technology Could Revolutionize Wind Energy

Source: huffingtonpost.com Published: April 25, 2016   Amy Pollock and Mohamed Haddad Click here to watch “The Saphonian – Illustration”: https://youtu.be/ml6hiN4nCDA A bladeless wind energy convertor inspired by the sailing boats of Ancient Carthage is set to...

Can Kite Power Revolutionize the Wind Industry?

Source: ecowatch.com Published: January 30, 2017 Nexus Media By Owen Agnew Rod Read, an engineer and stay-at-home dad, lives on the remote Isle of Lewis in Scotland. For the past seven years, he’s been designing a kite that he thinks could revolutionize wind power....

New Whirlwind-Attracting Bladeless Micro Wind Turbine Gets Harvard Cred

Source: cleantechnica.com Published: May 1, 2015 Image Credit (top, screenshot): Courtesy of Vortex Bladeless. Tina Casey  We’ve covered vertical wind turbines before, but this one has them all beat. The startup Vortex Bladeless is developing a — you guessed it —...