Tag: Wind Turbines

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 […]

The Calming Effects of Wind Turbines

The Calming Effects of Wind Turbines

In the debates about the environmental effects of wind farms and wind turbines, it’s unfortunate that a lot of media coverage is given to those that see them as a blight on the land and the offshore seascapes; towering monstrosities of evening sunlight deflection and distracting noise. many of these people have never been near […]

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 […]

Living in a Turbine - The Dutch Wind Wheel

Living in a Turbine - The Dutch Wind Wheel

A lot of people can grumble about the sight and sounds of wind turbines.  Others, particularly those of a green persuasion, can see them as majestic towers of whirling beauty. However few would think about actually living inside a wind turbine. You’re probably thinking about the traditional type of wind turbine, in which case, yes, […]