Utilizing Wind Energy as a Natural and Renewable Resource

Wind is produced by the effects of the heating and cooling patterns of Earth’s surface. The Sun is ultimately responsible for climate but we can also harness the wind’s energy as is flows across the land. Wind energy can be collected by wind turbines which spin as wind flows across their blades. This mechanical motion can be transferred into electrical energy and be stored in a battery for later use. The use of large wind farms to generate power doesn’t account for much of the planet’s total energy output, but the field has been growing rapidly the past few years thanks to higher oil prices. Wind turbines have become cheaper to produce and more efficient which also help fuel wind energy’s rapid growth.

The Honeywell Gearless Wind Turbine

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, making it a good wind turbine for slow wind areas.

What causes Ocean Waves?

A combination of solar energy and the earth’s rotation is responsible for creating earth’s wind systems. It is these wind systems that power the ocean waves, starting with small capillary waves, progressing to gravity waves, with their size dependent on the wind speed and duration over the surface.

Wind Generator Research

There have been major developments in offshore wind power generation due to the UK Government’s recent offshore wind farm allocations. These have all been taken up by various wind farm operating companies who will use the latest technology for offshore turbines of 5MW capacity and more.

Are Home Wind Farms Practical?

This article shows how individual home owners can determine the practicality of wind turbines for home use, including formulas. Also details possible issues and provides useful resources for people who want to learn more.

Pros and Cons of Wind Farms

With the acceleration of global warming due to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions, especially CO2 from power stations, windfarms are becoming more abundant. However there are pros and cons in this source of renewable energy, with many people believing them to be a blot on the countryside.

The Early History of Wind Energy

A review of the history of wind energy indicates that wind energy has always been a primary source of energy for the world. Wind energy took a backseat to the more reliable and cheaper fossil fuels, but recent technological developments in wind energy threaten to end the advantage of fossil fuels.

Offshore Wind Turbine Support Structures

Offshore wind turbines can be much larger than onshore ones, mainly due to a more constant supply of strong wind. The problem area is in the transport to the offshore wind farm location, which requires coordinating the hiring of a specialist heavy-lift crane barge within a suitable weather window.

How to Build Your Own Small Windmill

Everyone of us has seen a windmill and also know about the benefits it entails. Many of us might have even thought of making one, however a small one which we can use it at home. The following article provides an opportunity to learn as to how to make a working windmill at home. Excited? Read on.

Electric Generators Nonnected to Wind Turbine.

The electric generator connected to the wind turbine is different from electric generators in the conventional power plant. Why is it different? What are the differences? What are the types of generators used? For a brief explanation read this article.

What is Vertical Axis Windmill

We all know how a windmill looks like or how does it work? But a new concept of windmill not only challenges the conventional way of harnessing wind energy but also changes the way it looks. Read the article to know more.