Tag: Wind Power News

VisionAIR3: Heralding a Revolution in Wind Turbines?

VisionAIR3: Heralding a Revolution in Wind Turbines?

In the last few days the official debut of a new vertical axis micro wind turbine was launched.  It’s a  new addition to the UGE (formerly Urban Green Energy) portfolio of turbines.  It’s called the “VisionAIR3”,  and is a ramped up, high-efficiency version of the company’s earlier micro-vertical axis wind turbine models. in 2012 UGE […]

New Type of Turbine Designed in English University

New Type of Turbine Designed in English University

Here on the MWPS web pages we often feature new innovative designs to capture wind energy.  Few ever make it beyond the drawing board or prototype stage, and therefore the standard three-bladed wind turbines continue to be seen (although getting bigger year by year). However, a Derbyshire inventor has teamed up with Nottingham’s Trent University […]

Storing Green Energy

Storing Green Energy

It has long been recognised that the vagaries of  the waves, the sun, and the wind,  mean that renewable “green” cannot be relied upon for 100% all-year-round electricity generation.  While batteries can be used to store energy generated while the waves are high, the wind is blowing and the sun is shining, they have been […]

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 […]

The Sound of Wind Power

The Sound of Wind Power

The anti-wind and pro-fossil fuels lobbies frequently make a lot of fuss about the (allegedly) deleterious effects of being in close proximity to operational wind turbines. There is a lot of heat generated and not much light in these debates. But one University is going to grasp the bull by the turbine blades/horns and shed some facts […]

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, […]