Wind Energy

  • What is the Best Height for a Wind Sock?

    ICAO Annex 14 and FAA specifications for wind sock height and size provide information needed to design a properly functioning airport wind sock. Wind socks also are used for farms, marine applications, and general use.
    By Harlan Bengtson January 19, 2011 

  • Calculating Wind Power

    The wind power formula can be used to calculate how much power we can get from the wind. Wind turbine efficiency is also discussed in this article.
    By Aggeliki K. January 19, 2011 

  • Effect of Global Warming on Wind Power

    Global warming is increasing every year. As the Earth gets hotter, disasters like hurricanes, droughts and floods happen more frequently. The effects that cause global warming are also causing a worldwide decrease in wind speeds.
    By Finn Orfano December 3, 2010 


  • Optimum Wind Turbine Spacing

    Wind farms are generally said to have more than three wind turbines. It is a known fact that turbines in a wind farm affect other turbines in energy production and mechanical loads. The turbines have to be spaced properly other wise the resulting turbulence...
    By Chief Engineer Mohit Sanguri November 28, 2010 

  • Offshore Wind Power - Getting the Power to the People

    Offshore wind power reached another milestone by having 5MW rated wind turbines installed in an offshore windfarm. Once operational, the power generated will require to be converted to High Voltage Direct Current using a Voltage Sourced Converter before...
    By Willie Scott November 15, 2010 

  • Make a Model Windmill Electricity Generator

    Natural wind is powerful and can be even destructive at times. However, we have long devised ways of taming this brute force to our benefit. With the easy availability of inexpensive electric motors today, making a model windmill electricity generator...
    By Swagatam October 28, 2010 


  • Residential Wind Turbines - A Survey of Types

    Residential wind turbines also known as microwind turbines harness the power of the wind and produce renewable energy to help run the lights and appliances in the home. There are numerous types of residential wind turbines that can be installed and connected...
    By Willie Scott October 27, 2010 

  • Unconventional Windmills - Helix Wind Turbines for Small Wind

    Helix wind turbines are classed as Vertical Axis Wind turbines and come in two types: Savonius, a wind-drag turbine, and Darrieus, a wind lift turbine. The Savonius turbine is a closed design whereas the Darrieus is open, similar to an egg-beater...
    By Willie Scott October 26, 2010 

  • Skystream Wind Turbines

    Domestic wind turbines have taken a lot of stick over the last few years, mainly because they do not produce anything like the output the manufacturers’ claims. Although this is true in some cases, the main problem is siting the turbines in unsuitable...
    By Willie Scott October 22, 2010 

  • Honeywell Rooftop Wind Turbines

    The Honeywell Wind Turbine is in the class of small residential wind turbines designed for home rooftop installation. It has a gearless Blade Tip Power System (BTPS) that gives it the ability to generate energy in as little as 2 mph wind speed...
    By Rose Kivi September 29, 2010 
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