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Directory:Wind energy technology stories in the news. Page commenced Oct. 1, 2009.

2015

Free Energy Blog:2015:12:11 - Hub height: 135 m, rotor diameter: 126 m can generate up to 7.58 megawatts of power per turbine. The list price of one unit is $14 million plus install costs. (Free Energy Blog December 11, 2015)

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Latest: Directory:Wind > There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1] > Directory:Waters Effect Turbine - Years ago, FE activist, leader, and inventor, Directory:Michael (Mike) Waters conceived of a wind turbine design that is ridiculously simple. It's basically a squirrel cage arrangement 90-degrees perpendicular to the incoming air, diverting all the incoming air to the perimeter where the torque is. Duh! (PESWiki June 29, 2015)

2014

Free Energy Blog:2014:08:16 - Windy weather and low demand for electricity led to wind farm owners being paid a record amount to switch off turbines. (Free Energy Blog August 16, 2014)

Free Energy Blog:2014:02:11 - Doug says he gets "to meet the big boss of Siemens next week. He said he liked our turbines and would like to see them." Also, dialogue about Black Box Dominator specs. (Free Energy Blog February 11, 2014)

2013

Free Energy Blog:2013:11:11 - ...study shows that the moving blades cause a drop in pressure that makes the delicate lungs of bats suddenly expand, bursting the tissue's blood vessels. This is known as a barotrauma, and is well-known to scuba divers. (Free Energy Blog November 11, 2013)

Free Energy Blog:2013:11:03 - "When Edward and Sue Hobart first built their dream home on six beautiful acres of land in Falmouth, a small town on Massachusetts' southern coast, they had no idea that one day they would be forced to abandon it due to local "green" energy initiatives. But the constant migraine headaches, ringing in the ears, dizziness and insomnia..." (Free Energy Blog November 3, 2013)

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Latest: Current events > Event:2013:Global Breakthrough Energy Movement Conference / Directory:Magazines > Science to Sage magazine features GlobalBEM Conference - This issue has several items of relevance. Be sure to read the article by Michael Waters about a simple formula, F=Mv2 that is key to wind turbine aerodynamics as well as inertial devices. He's been telling us about these principles in our weekly NEST conference calls. It's fascinating stuff. (News:Pure Energy Blog September 10, 2013)
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Latest: Directory:Organizations / Directory:Strategy / Directory:Wind > New wind company willing to use their turbines as a decoy for exotic energy roll-out - A company out of southern California has an ideal name for exotic free energy roll-out, and their present focus on a new wind turbine design gives them a place to conceal working exotics to help the turbine performance, while enabling a toe-hold for exotic modality advancement, both in credibility and revenue. (PESN August 14, 2013)
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Latest: Directory:Wind > Directory:Directly Downwind Faster than the Wind > Blackbird Land Yacht Sails Directly Downwind Faster than the Wind - Defying first-blush scientific expectation, last year, the Blackbird set the world's first certified record for going directly upwind, without tacking, using only power from the wind, going upwind about 2.1 times the speed of the wind. It also set the downwind record, going 2.8 times the speed of the wind. (News:Pure Energy Blog June 28, 2013)
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Latest / Directory:Best Exotic Clean Energy Technologies: Directory:Wind > Directory:Air > Directory:Engines > Directory:Ambient Air Engines > Directory:Cogar International Energy Corporation - The technology apparently involves a closed-looped air flow, with a jet engine producing wind, and with propellers to harness the wind produced. It sounds like a classical perpetual motion boondoggle, but the inventor is sure he has a way to tap into external energy in the process. Recent independent testing showed an efficiency of 105%, with 190 kW input producing 200 kW output. (PESWiki & Pure Energy Blog April 6, 2013)
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Directory:Wind > Bladeless Windmill from Delft - This structure, installed at the Delft University of Technology, is a model of a machine that would convert wind to energy without any moving parts -- any mechanical moving parts, at least. The technology, developed by the Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science faculty at Delft, uses the movement of electrically charged water droplets to generate power.(News:Pure Energy Blog April 1, 2013)

2012

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Directory:Solar > Directory:Solar Problems / Directory:Wind > Directory:Wind Farms > Directory:Wind Farms > Renewable - A 1 GW wind farm would require 500 windmills, each producing 2 MW -- assuming the farm operates at full capacity, which doesn't happen continually in reality. Since wind turbines must be spaced apart to maximize production, a 1 GW farm needs from 48,000 to 64,000 acres of land (75 to 100 square miles). In contrast, a 1 GW gas-fired plant needs about 10 to 15 acres. (MadIsle / Newsmax January 30, 2012)
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Directory:Wind > New style turbine to harvest wind energy - A new way of generating wind energy which could see smaller, more efficient turbines on the landscape is being developed by a Derbyshire inventor with support from Nottingham Trent University. The Wind Harvester is based on a reciprocating motion that uses horizontal aerofoils similar to those used on aeroplanes. It is virtually noise-free and can generate electricity at a low speed, and it is operational at higher wind speeds than current wind turbines. (WindDaily February 1, 2012)

Directory:Wind > Directory:Wind:Cautions / Directory:Wind > Overcapacity Hits Wind Turbine Market - The world's largest wind turbine manufacturer is laying off employees due to over capacity in the market from competition from Chinese suppliers and lower demand in European and U.S. markets as unsustainable subsidies decline. Strong headwinds are blowing against the industry as governments have been forced to reduce the overly generous subsidies they have provided to wind producers. (CanadaFreePress January 24, 2012)

2011

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Directory:Wind / Directory:Trends > Directory:Zeitgeist > Top 10 U.S. Wind Energy Stories of 2011 - In a year-end report, the American Wind Energy Association says: "Wind power hits 20 percent overall in two states. It contributes a record 50 percent for a period of time in another. And the turbines that pump out all those electrons? Their cost has dropped 33 percent." (CleanTechnica December 29, 2011)
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Directory:Humor > Fahrtwind Award > Fahrtwind Award Second Prize: Brazilian Bellows - Finally, after 8 years, we have found another worthy contestant for the Fahrtwind award. This one proposes to use the rotation of the tires to compress air which can then be used to push the car from behind, gathering sufficient energy from motion down the road. (FreeEnergyNews December 23, 2011)
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Directory:Wind > Directory:Wind Farms > Directory:Wind Farms > Does this Picture Spell Doom for Wind Power? - The wrong kind of wind? It's a phrase that haunts those desperately trying to justify wind farms in Britain. However, apologists for the giant turbines now face the unpalatable truth that structures designed to operate in windy conditions literally fell flat on their faces when the wind became a bit too strong. According to the latest figures, one turbine worked at 15 per cent of its capacity last year, generating generated electricity worth an estimated £100,000 but had to be subsidised with £130,000 of public money. (Express.co.uk December 11, 2011)
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Directory:Humor > Directory:Wind > Coal Lobby Warns Wind Farms May Blow Earth Off Orbit - Over-the-top-hilarious. Panelists debate whether the U.S. is doing enough to heed the warnings of coal industry scientists who say turbines could blow the Earth right into the sun. See the latest ads run by the wind and solar industries. (Onion October, 2011)
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Directory:Wind > Directory:Vertical Axis Wind Turbines / Directory:Lighting > Directory:Light Emitting Diodes > Dean Kamen files patent application for an inflatable, illuminated wind turbine - In addition to generating energy for general use, the turbine would also be able to power a set of LEDs adorning the turbine itself, which could be used to display advertising or other information using a persistence of vision effect. The application even suggests that multiple turbines could be linked together and synchronized to form one large billboard. (Engadget September 17, 2011)
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Directory:Wind > Directory:Vertical Axis Wind Turbines > WindCharger : Sauer Energy’s Cheap Vertical-Axis Turbine For Small Buildings To Be Launched - According to the company, the vertical axis wind turbine can be installed by a single worker, having few moving parts and its manufacturing price low. Unlike similarly-sized traditional horizontal-blade turbines, the WindCharger is able to produce energy at wind velocities that are as low as 5 mph. (Green Optimistic September 7, 2011)
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Directory:Piezoelectric / Directory:Solar / Directory:Wind > Piezo-Photovoltaic Device Creates Electricity From Wind/Rain/Sun - A new device that harvests energy from raindrops, winds or sunlight has been invented at the Institute for Materials Research and Innovation at the University of Bolton, UK. Elias Siores led a team who created a special polymer with piezoelectric and photosensitive properties. (Green Optimistic June 15, 2011)
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Template: 43: Directory:Solar / Directory:Wind > Directory:SkyBuilt Power > SkyBuilt Power Wins an Edison Award for Best Energy and Sustainability Product for 2011 - SkyBuilt won the Silver Award in this category for its transformational renewable energy power stations. Like Edison, SkyBuilt has taken a variety of best of breed commercial products and created completely integrated, optimized and automatic power systems. They provide easy expansion, upgrading, and rapid deployment. (PR-USA April 10, 2011)
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Directory:Wind / Directory:Electric Vehicles > Wind-powered car completes cross-continental journey - A television host and an engineer from Germany have completed an almost 5,000 km (3,107 mile) journey across Australia in their Wind Explorer, a lightweight electric vehicle powered by the wind – not only through electricity-generating wind turbines but also using kites. (Gizmag February 15, 2011)
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Directory:Trends > Directory:U.S. Government and Energy > President Obama’s State of the Union Calls the Clean Tech Future Our Sputnik Moment - In Obama's State of the Union speech, he called the current quest for green technology this generation's "Sputnik moment", urging the nation to see other countries' advances as fuel to reach past them as in 1969 when they put the first man on the moon. He wants 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015, and to be on 80% clean energy by 2035, and to eliminate tax cuts for oil companies... (Inhabitat January 26, 2011)
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Directory:Trends / Directory:Wind / Directory:Solar > Study claims 100 percent renewable energy possible by 2030 - New research has shown that it is possible and affordable for the world to achieve 100 percent renewable energy by 2030, if there is the political will to strive for this goal. It would entail building around four million 5 MW wind turbines, 1.7 billion 3 kW roof-mounted solar photovoltaic systems, and around 90,000 300 MW solar power plants. (PhysOrg January 19, 2011)
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Directory:Wind > Massive Energy-Generating Wind Tower Proposed for Japan - Japan-based ZENA Systems is developing a new type of wind energy generator that will dwarf anything before it. The 50 meter-tall hexagonal building essentially acts as a huge scoop that compresses wind from all directions and then runs the rushing air through a series of ground-based generators. (Inhabitat January 6, 2011)

2010

News:Wind:2010

2009

News:Wind:2009

2008

News:Wind:2008

See also

GENERAL

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TYPES

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Directory:High Altitude Wind Power

Directory:Floating

Directory:Wind Augmentation

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SPECIFIC

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Directory:Wind Power in the United Kingdom

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