TAG: Wind turbines

Portable Wind Turbine

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Wind turbines are generally static. Once they are assembled and in place they have to work in the varying conditions of that environment – high winds and often extreme temperatures. However, Uprise Energy, a California based startup has developed a wind turbine that is portable. The concept is cool and far easier to maintain as it works without the requirement of any ground digging and is easily transportable. The installation of a static wind turbine is a difficult process as each huge part arrives at the location separately and is assembled using large machines. They require a smooth and flat… read more

Bladeless Turbines

Bladeless Turbines

Wind power is one of the most popular and widely used sustainable, non-depleting, non-polluting and eco-friendly energy sources. Recent technological advancements are making innovations only in the grid and energy storage systems but meager updates in the case of turbine design which was initially designed 400 years ago. So what is the problem with the existing design? Well, there are three reasons; their efficiency is insanely bad, the cost of installing single turbine is very high and the most important issue is “wind turbine syndrome” where people in the vicinity of the turbines get headaches, sleeplessness and other health problems…. read more

Wind Powered Charger

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Using an electric car is really cool and now there is yet another reason to be uber-cool, as the world’s first wind powered electric vehicle charging station was installed successfully last month. “Sanya Skypump” is a collaborative effort of Urban Green Energy and General Electric; it is the world’s first EV station which charges cars with the help of wind. Sanya Skypump uses the technology of both organizations – the vertical tower is from Urban Green Energy (UGE 4K) and EV charging technology is from General Electric. Together they form an all-in-one power generation and charging station. The vertical axis… read more

Rooftop Turbines

Rooftop wind turbines

Most wind turbines are placed offshore due to their sheer size and the possibility of dangerous incidents when and if they breakdown. Wind turbines are now being placed on top of buildings.  Rooftop wind turbines include a guard to save from incidents from the blades but questions are normally asked about the efficiency of the turbine and whether or not it is cost worthy. Typically, any device that can save money and energy from natural sources is a favorable incentive. The real issue with rooftop turbines is the cost to install and maintain them.  The regular cost of a rooftop turbine… read more