Sheerwind, the wind power company based in Minnesota, has just released the results of tests on their INVOLEX bladeless wind turbine, and the results are very encouraging. Their testing shows a 300-600% increase in wind power generated compared to traditional type wind turbines. The INVOLEX is a ducted wind … Continue reading
The London Array became the world’s largest operational offshore wind farm last week when the 175th and final wind turbine was connected to the grid and turned on. Construction on the London Array was completed last December, and on April 6th, 2013, the last turbine was switched on and … Continue reading
Vertical Axis Wind Turbines (VAWTs) have long been promoted as superior to those huge horizontal axis wind turbines you mainly see in wind farms. The concept behind VAWTs certainly is attractive – VAWTs are smaller, safer for birds, quieter, and supposedly can produce electricity with lower wind speeds.
Seems that Apple may be looking at areas other than computers, phones and tablets. Apple Insider reports that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has just published an application by Apple for the “On-demand generation of electricity from stored wind energy”. Apple’s idea, which was filed with the Patent … Continue reading
Sheerwind INVELOX SheerWind, a startup from Chaska, Minnesota, is showing off their prototype of a new type of ducted wind turbine that they say will concentrate and increase wind speed in order to increase power output. INVELOX (“increasing the velocity” of wind), consists of a ducted wind turbine that … Continue reading
The U.S. Interior Department announced today that they have completed the environmental reviews of a proposed 3 gigawatt wind farm to be located on public, private, and state owned land in Carbon County, Wyoming. The Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Farm could contain up to 1,000 turbines and produce … Continue reading
Hawaii is expected to get a new wind farm up and running before the end of 2012. This week a groundbreaking ceremony was held on Oahu’s North Shore to begin construction on what will be Hawaii’s largest wind power farm. The new Kawailoa Wind Farm, which is being built by … Continue reading
A brand new offshore wind farm has just opened up off the coast of Great Britain. The new Wainey wind turbine farm, located 9.3 miles off the Cumbrian coast, can generate up to 367 MW of electricity and can supply enough power for 320,000 households. The Wainey project … Continue reading