Energy – Wind


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...

BOOK – Drawdown.org Partnership – 2016 – 2018

Can global warming be reversed? Yes, says Paul Hawken’s Project Drawdown, a non-profit organization dedicated to exploring and advocating how we can reach drawdown – the point at which the concentration of greenhouse gas emissions starts to fall – within...

Europe’s Renewable Energy Revolution

Source: theguardian.com Published: March 16, 2017 A lightning storm hits the Northumberland coast near Blyth, soon to be linked to Norway by the world’s longest undersea power cable. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA A tunnel under construction beneath a Norwegian...

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 Energy Storage Plant Could ‘Revolutionise’ Renewable Sector

Source: theguardian.com Published: April 8, 2015 A new energy storage plant in Ireland will be able to match variable renewable energy supplies to consumer demand, say it’s designers Photograph: Helene ROCHE Photography / Alamy/Alamy Arthur Neslen Brussels Foundations...

Dutch Trains Are World’s First to Run on 100% Wind Power

Source: ecowatch.com Published: January 10, 2017 Lorraine Chow The Netherlands, aka Windmill Country, is now operating 100 percent of its electric trains with wind energy. As of Jan. 1, 600,000 daily train passengers have been traveling completely carbon neutral,...

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 —...