Sheerwind claiming 3 to 6 times increased power output with their ducted Involex wind turbine

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

World’s largest offshore wind farm now online and producing power

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

Scientific American’s update on Vertical Axis Wind Turbines

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.

Apple applies for patent for new type of wind turbine tech

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’s new ducted wind turbine design increases wind speed and boosts power output

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

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