FLOATGEN Floating Offshore Wind Turbines in France

FLOATGEN Floating Offshore Wind Turbines in France

Floatgen: creation and local impact of the first floating wind turbine in France – EMR en Pays de la Loire

Floatgen, France first floating wind park near Saint Nazaire, was completed in October. Offshore floating wind farms has been increasing this year.

Commercial floating wind projects are to be commissioned in UK, Ireland, France and Portugal in the coming years and developers expect wider deployment to drive down costs as projects benefit from installation experience, economies of series and rising investor confidence.

Scotland have been grabbing most of the floating wind turbine headlines.

However, it looks like France gets a turn in the spotlight now. Read More

Turbines driven by ocean waves

Turbines driven by ocean waves

Prototype Turbine

Professor Tsumoru Shintake of the Okinawa University in Japan intents to develop small turbines that generate electricity from the power of the flowing water.

Professor Shintake: “Using just 1% of the seashore of mainland Japan can [generate] about 10 gigawatts [of energy], which is equivalent to 10 nuclear power plants. That’s huge. It is especially huge in Japan, where nuclear power has a somewhat mixed track record.”

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Invelox wind turbine, does it work?

Invelox wind turbine

In April, three generators will be placed in the narrowest part of the funnel: the place where the wind blows six times as hard, according to inventor Daryoush Allaei.

The Invelox wind turbine on the roof looks like a Vuvuzela, popular and hated at the World Cup in South Africa in 2010.

Michael Dubelaar hopes that it will be an alternative to the classical wind turbines. Recently, NedPowerSWH has installed a prototype.  Read More

Kite Power reality by Roosegaarde

Kite Power reality by Roosegaarde

During reel-out, the kite is flying figure-eight maneuvers at high speed (70 to 90 km/h). This creates a high traction force (3.1 kN at 7 m/s wind speed) which is converted into electricity by the drum and the connected 20 kW generator.

Kite Power by harnessing high altitude wind next step in Dutch Icon project ‘Afsluitdijk’. 

Even NASA has started to work on airborne wind energy. This field is very new and has much room for innovation.

Flight testing with actual consistent measured power production is the next step.

That’s why art-innovator Daan Roosegaarde is going to install and light the kites at the Afsluitdijk in the Netherlands. Read More

CSP micro plant: perfect system, low costs

Aora's solar tulip CSP starts shining in Ethiopia, without water!

Aora’s solar tulip CSP starts shining in Ethiopia, without water!

Most people think that CSP (Concentrating Solar thermal Power) plants are large and expensive. But what about this?

The Micro-CSP technology from Aora Tulip has a lot of advantages.

This ‘micro technology’ is modular, hybrid, uses minimal water and is ‘cheap’. Read More

This Compressed Air Turbine Outperforms Wind Turbine

compressed air turbine

This Compressed Air Turbine Outperforms Wind Turbine

Is this compressed air turbine the future of power generation that we are looking for?

The compressed air turbine makes use of the natural source, and in return it helps to improve the environmental condition.  Read More

Wind Technology Edge

Wind Power, new energy, sustainable climate solutions

Extol winds is amongst the first to achieve the stringent GL-2010 guidelines for it 1 MW ‘Ex-55’ model.

With the Climate Summit in our agenda, it’s great to sea that so many companies worldwide are involved in new energy technology. This is such a great company: Extol Wind. Extol is a leading manufacturer of megawatt wind turbine. With proprietary technology and integrated manufacturing, Extol is fast emerging as global company. 

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Hydropower screw turbine for nature park

Hydro power, renewables, landustry, turbine, water fall

The hydropower screw turbine is a fish friendly, efficient device for converting the potential energy in water to electricity.

Landustrie delivered a hydropower screw turbine to the Penllergare Valley Trust in Wales, UK.

The Trust welcomed the screw turbine as its electricity production is an important financial corner stone of the wood’s restoration program.  Read More

A historic moment for clean power: Ocean underwater turbine

Maine: ocean energy project

Maine: ocean energy project

Since September 13, 2012, an enormous underwater turbine in Maine’s Cobscook Bay began sending power inland to the Bangor Hydro electrical utility grid. It was a historic moment for clean power: the first commercial-scale, grid-connected tidal energy generator anywhere in the USA. Read More

Windmills on the sky building generate 15% less energy

the wind yield could have been up to 15%

Wind turbines set wrong. The wind yield could have been up to 15%

The Bahrain World Trade Center was the first Tower with integrated wind turbines in the world.

Now it appears that the designers have not thought carefully about the orientation. 

If the turbines had been placed exactly opposite, the yield of the turbines had been nearly 15 % higher, concludes Professor Bert Blocken TU Eindhoven.

In theory you should be able to generate up to 31% annually more energy with the rearward placement of the turbines calculated Blocken.

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