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Wind Energy – Enough To Power The World?
2012-09-11 08:13:01

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Carnegie Institution for Science report that there is enough energy available in winds to meet all of the world's demand, especially through the use of atmospheric turbines. Atmospheric units convert steadier and faster high-altitude winds into energy, creating even more power than ground and ocean based units. The study, published in Nature Climate Change, examines the...

2011-12-26 09:06:00

CANTON, Mich., Dec. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wind energy has begun to lead the way in alternative energy solutions. Manufacturers of wind turbines face challenges such as reducing downtimes and maintenance work. Some of the demands placed on turbine components include extreme temperature conditions, vibration, oscillation and aggressive offshore air composition. Keeping wind turbines safely operating is becoming increasingly important as more windmills are built and America...

2011-12-13 22:42:35

Hui Hu pulled a model wind turbine from the top of an office filing cabinet. The turbine tower was just 10 inches high. Its three blades were 10 inches in diameter. It was a perfect 1:320 scale reproduction of the 80-meter diameter wind turbines spinning across Iowa, the country's second-ranked state in installed wind power capacity. That mini turbine is helping a research team led by Hu, an Iowa State University associate professor of aerospace engineering, understand how hills, valleys...

2011-08-17 07:55:00

DUBLIN, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Renewable energy and energy storage group, Gaelectric, and XEMC VWEC, a member of the Chinese XEMC Group, a global leader in Direct Drive Permanent Magnet Generator (PMG) wind turbines, have signed contracts to co-develop three Irish wind farms, and have agreed to examine the co-development of Gaelectric's pipeline of wind energy projects in Ireland. This will see the first commercial deployment of XEMC VWEC wind turbines in Europe with the...

2011-05-03 10:42:00

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyle is working with the U.S. Navy on an environmentally friendly energy conservation project by performing a test and evaluation proof of concept effort that uses small wind turbine power as an alternative, renewable power source for use on military installations. Wyle is conducting the project in collaboration with the Navy's Public Works Utilities Division at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. Patuxent River was chosen as the proof...

2011-03-25 08:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Siemens Energy has been awarded another order from Minnesota Power for 35 3-megawatt (MW) SWT-3.0-101 direct drive wind turbines for its Bison 2 wind energy center near Center, North Dakota. The scope of supply for the wind power plant includes the transportation, erection and commissioning of the 35 wind turbines, as well as a three-year service and maintenance agreement. Deliveries of the wind turbines will commence in August 2012, and the...

2010-11-24 09:38:20

Team from US and Belgium calculates best spacing for turbines is farther apart Wind farms around the world are large and getting larger. Arranging thousands of wind turbines across many miles of land requires new tools that can balance cost and efficiency to provide the most energy for the buck. Charles Meneveau, who studies fluid dynamics at Johns Hopkins University, and his collaborator Johan Meyers from Leuven University in Belgium, have developed a model to calculate the optimal spacing...

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2010-11-22 09:32:15

New intelligent systems and grooved designs described by scientists in New York and Minnesota at Fluid Dynamics Meeting Sunday in Long Beach, Calif. A milestone in the history of renewable energy occurred in the year 2008 when more new wind-turbine power generation capacity was added in the U.S. than new coal-fired power generation. The costs of producing power with wind turbines continues to drop, but many engineers feel that the overall design of turbines is still far from optimal. New...

2010-05-04 06:05:00

LAS VEGAS, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the National Hardware Show, WindTronics, announced the strategic roll-out of its much-anticipated Honeywell Wind Turbine, which starts generating power in wind speeds as low as two miles per hour while addressing issues related to noise, vibration, size and output. Additionally, WindTronics announced the Honeywell Wind Turbine was awarded a Gold Edison Award for Energy in the Edison Best New Product Awards presented by Discovery Channel. "We're...

2010-01-25 13:00:00

BARRE, Vt., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Northern Power Systems, Inc. (www.northernpower.com), a next-generation wind turbine company, today announced the opening of a new office in the Boston, Massachusetts area. The new office, located at 222 Third Street in Cambridge, will serve as a commercial and engineering center for its growing global wind business. The company's next generation wind turbine technology is based on a vastly simplified architecture that utilizes a unique combination of...