New research has assessed the performance of US wind farms over the years. The first comprehensive study of US wind facilities shows relatively low levels of performance decline over the years. US wind plants maintain 87% of their peak performance after 17 years, and newer plants show almost no loss of performance during the first
It is a project for the democratization of energy, through the installation and maintenance of a wind turbine with the capacity to generate electricity for 2,000 families. Viure de l’aire. An initiative developed by the Industrial Engineer Pep Puig. It emerged in 2009, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the installation of the first wind
Turbines of 200 meters high, 50 meters of blade, a power of up to 50 megawatts and low cost. It is the future of wind energy that, in order to compete with other sustainable sources, needs to move towards structures of greater height and power greater than those currently marketed, which are around 8 MW.
One of the biggest challenges in nature adventures today is not having electricity. In the middle of a forest or on a mountain, it is impossible to have access to electrical networks. Thus, the only alternative is to use accessories that generate energy with natural resources. One of these designs is the mini wind turbine
Image: Thampapon Shutterstock A wind turbine predictive vibration analysis system that controls 1,400 wind turbines, 600 of them in Spain. The savings that can be obtained in a single detection can be greater than 100,000 euros per machine in the cost of repairs. This analysis system can be implemented in any wind turbine model. Automation
A Japanese engineer “has found” a solution to harness the energy generated by the destructive typhoons, which regularly hit Japan. Atsushi Shimizu has invented the world’s first typhoon wind turbine, an egg-beater-like contraption designed to harness the immense energy of storms as a renewable energy source. Shimizu believes that the energy from a typhoon could
Residential micro-wind turbines may one day become a popular way for people to produce their own energy at home. The Icelandic renewable wind energy company IceWind has developed this new mini wind turbine for domestic energy production. IceWind has converted a decommissioned coal power plant in Reykjavik into its headquarters. The company is now in
Inspired by a NASA space rover, winner of the UK’s James Dyson Award in 2018, it is a spherical microturbine that can capture wind from all directions. O-Wind Turbine won first prize, with a cash prize of £ 2,000. A new spherical turbine designed for installation in the city and capable of capturing the wind
Serrated teeth wind turbine blades. Image: Bernd Zillich – Shutterstock. Researcher Elena Llorente Trujillo, in her doctoral thesis, has studied how the installation of serrated teeth on the trailing edge of the blades influences the aerodynamic performance of wind turbines. Their results could increase the efficiency of wind turbines. These devices and their effectiveness in
William Kamkwamba built a machine that changed his life and that of his family, he was only 14 years old. Before rising to fame, he had never been far from his home in Malawi. I had never used a personal computer, or a tablet, or a smartphone. I had never seen or used the Internet.