Tag: Renewable Energy

A Revolutionary Bladeless Turbine is Unveiled

A Revolutionary Bladeless Turbine is Unveiled

A wind turbine without blades? Is that possible?? Yes! Vortex Bladeless have demonstrated how their turbines generate electricity from the wind through movement of the mast- and not a blade in sight! It may be that you have got very blasé about wind turbines. After all, they’ve been around for quite a few decades and […]

Proposed Control System to end Wind Power Oscillation Issues

Proposed Control System to end Wind Power Oscillation Issues

It has long been a pain in the blades that the changes in wind speed pose a threat to generators in power grids. The changes in wind speed cause “oscillations” which can cause generators to fail, and leading to blackouts- and reputational risk for the wind industry. However in a paper  published in late autumn, […]

Mon Dieu! Sacre Bleu! Is this the Most Famous Wind Turbine in the World?

Mon Dieu! Sacre Bleu! Is this the Most Famous Wind Turbine in the World?

The Eiffel Tower is France’s most recognisable landmark, but a wind turbine too? Is it going to rotate in a strong breeze? Well, no, but it has had a couple of wind turbines installed within it, to power the various activities that take place on the Tower’s first floor. And don’t get worried, the French […]

Add Wind Turbines To Make UK Energy More Resilient says new Report

Add Wind Turbines To Make UK Energy More Resilient says new Report

How do you make your energy market more able to resist the vagaries of fossil fuel prices? You install more wind turbines of course!  This was the conclusion of a new report by Cambridge Econometrics, commissioned by the UK renewable Industry’s main body; RenewableUK.  The dwindling supplies of domestic gas and coal mean that the […]

UK Offshore Wind Capacity now 10 Gigawatts

UK Offshore Wind Capacity now 10 Gigawatts

The UK Coalition Government’s Ministers have said that they will be providing  £66m of funding to improve the supply chain for offshore wind developments, boost innovation and bring new products to market. They anticipate that this could help the industry contribute £7bn to the economy and create 30,000 jobs by 2020. The announcement came just […]