Monthly Archives: June 2014

Some interesting small wind stats

Some interesting small wind stats | Create Infographics

Posted By Sally on June 30, 2014 |

Snow used to determine airflow of wind turbines

  A study led by University of Minnesota (UMN) mechanical engineering assistant professor, Jiarong Hong, used snowfall to view the airflow of wind turbines, in an effort to increase efficiencies. The U.S. Department of Energy-funded Eolos Wind Energy Research Center … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on June 27, 2014 |

Renewable energy records in Australia; but what does the future hold?

    According to the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) wind farms contributed more than 1,250MW of power on Monday and Tuesday of this week; making up approximately 65% of South Australia’s electricity requirements.   Russell March, Clean Energy Council … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on June 26, 2014 |

Wind turbines offer a net benefit within a year of operation

    Karl R. Haapala and Preedanood Prempreeda are two US researchers who conducted an environmental lifecycle assessment on wind turbines from the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, at Oregon State University. The results? They determined the energy … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on June 20, 2014 |

Small wind turbine device uses exhaust air to generate savings

  A new type of small wind turbine has been designed to sit atop air conditioner cooling towers in order to generate electricity and savings. The turbine is called the XT9000 System and was invented by Imad Mahawili of EXnergy … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on June 19, 2014 |

Sunday, June 15th is Global Wind Day!

  This day was created “for discovering wind, its power and the possibilities it holds to change our world.” It was specifically created to encourage the public to learn more about wind energy, and to demonstrate how this renewable energy … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on June 13, 2014 |

This Week in Wind Energy News – June 11, 2014

  This week in news for the wind energy industry:   German company studies Uzbekistan’s wind energy potential   German GEO-NET Umweltconsulting GmbH is studying the wind energy potential in Uzbekistan on behalf of Uzbekenergo State JSC. The study is looking … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on June 11, 2014 |

Nova Scotian wants to install 50kW wind turbines on Long Island (NS)

  Land was purchased on Long Island by a company called Blue Sky Electricity Cooperative to install 50kW wind turbines as part of a community cooperative. A group of Italians have already invested in the project but they’re looking for … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on June 6, 2014 |

Fun Wind News: Mini wind turbine attaches to bikes to generate electricity for batteries

    A Japanese company called Thanko Co. has created a mini wind turbine called the Portable Wind Generator 2, which attaches to a bicycle or motorcycle and generates electricity. Through DC input the mini wind turbine charges devices, from … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on June 4, 2014 |