Tag: Wind Power News

A Hydrogen-filled Wind Turbine!

A Hydrogen-filled Wind Turbine!

In Ontario, Canada, the company “LTA Windpower is developing a revolutionary type of wind turbine. In fact, it’s not really correct to describe it as a turbine at all. It’s more a blimp with two spinning propellers. It’s called the PowerShip. oh, and it’s filled with hydrogen gas. Yep, the one that’s very inflammable and […]

Great Expectations for North Sea Wind Power

Great Expectations for North Sea Wind Power

The renewable UK, the UK renewable industry group, considers that the East of England could become a hub for trade in renewable energy with Scandinavian countries if the proper regulations are drawn up and put in place. RenewableUK has voiced its hopes that a North Sea report by the UK Parliament’s second chamber, the House […]

The End for Mechanical Gearboxes?

The End for Mechanical Gearboxes?

Turbines are big sturdy beasts. They should be robust and able to stand a lot of what the elements can throw at them. But even the best of them needs maintenance from time-to-time.  And then there’s the unexpected freak gust of wind. An unexpected gust can stress the mechanical gearbox of the turbine to such […]