Posts tagged: turbine

Dutch company claims to have a wind turbine that is 80% more efficient than existent turbines.

Wind turbines might be an excellent source of renewable energy, but they have yet to become a residential feature due to one thing – the noise. Thankfully, a Rotterdam-based company called The Archimedes claims to have a solution that is not only quiet, but significantly more efficient that existing wind turbines. Modelled after a Nautilus […]

Green Technology Spotlight: Wind Towers Instead of Wind Turbines

A company called SheerWind, Inc. is developing a wind technology that purportedly can generate 25 megawatts without having to build a mega-size turbine. One of its INVELOX towers produces four times the energy of the biggest offshore turbine and six times that of the largest onshore turbine. If the technology gets off the ground, one […]

Gamesa supplies first low-wind turbine

Gamesa has signed an agreement to supply of 20 MW of its new G114-2.0 MW turbines, which are designed to yield more power at lower cost at medium and low-wind speed sites. The turbines will be installed in the Big Turtle wind farm being developed by Heritage Sustainable Energy in northeast Michigan (US). The deal […]

New Scalable Wind Turbine Said to be ‘Urban Tolerant’

Image: First prototype of Windstrument, hand-built in 2007 © Windstrument With a new patent in hand, Windstrument aims to “bring affordable renewable energy to the masses” with their unique wind turbine design, which can be rooftop or pole mounted in both urban areas and in wind farms. The idea for the design of this new […]

Portable Power Center Wind Turbine Fits into a Shipping Container

Wind turbines have the potential to be very useful in providing renewable power to remote communities which have little or no infrastructure. Unfortunately, larger turbines tend to require a relatively involved set-up, with specialist gear needed to construct and maintain the turbines. The Portable Power Center (PPC) by Uprise Energy innovates in this regard by […]