Archive for the ‘Wind Power’ Category

These Better-Looking Wind Turbines are More Efficient, Too

March 11, 2011 Posted by

While wind turbines are certainly effective at producing energy, some think they aren’t the most aesthetically pleasing structure to dot our open country-sides. But that’s no reason to write them off. In fact, Altaeros Energy has come up with a fascinating solution to this little problem: a donut-shaped wind-power structure fitted in a helium-filled balloon and suspended 2,000 feet in the air.

Better yet, it turns out that …continue reading These Better-Looking Wind Turbines are More Efficient, Too

UK's First Wind Farm Reopens with Incredible Revamp

February 24, 2011 Posted by

revamped cornwall wind power farm

It may seem like wind farms are a relatively new form of green technology, but they have actually been around for years—decades, even.

In fact, the UK’s first commercial wind farm, located at Delabole in Cornwall, celebrated its 20-year anniversary with a multimillion-pound renovation. Delabole originally consisted of 10 turbines standing at 164 feet each, but …continue reading UK's First Wind Farm Reopens with Incredible Revamp

Solar Takes on Wind in Battle of Efficiency

February 3, 2011 Posted by

solar out-performs wind

It seems counterintuitive, but a recent test by Washington state-based Inland Power and Light shows solar panels outperforming wind turbines by a factor of five.

Across much of the nation, and particularly the northern quadrant, wind seems to be perpetually present, blowing dust into our homes and barbecue smoke into our eyes.

In fact, as this test proves, wind is much more intermittent – even downright absent …continue reading Solar Takes on Wind in Battle of Efficiency