Vortex – Bladeless Wind Turbines

A Spanish company called Vortex Bladeless is proposing a radical new way to generate wind energy .Their idea is the Vortex, a bladeless wind turbine that looks like a giant rolled joint shooting into the sky. The Vortex has the same goals as conventional wind turbines, to turn breeze into kinetic energy that can be used as electricity but it goes about it in an entirely different way. When wind passes one of the cylindrical turbines, it shears off the downwind side of the cylinder in a spinning ...
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The plan to store wind energy in giant underwater air bubbles.

A novel plan has been created to store wind energy in compressed air inside giant balloons deep underwater, displacing highly pressurized deep sea water.  It's a controversial compressed air underwater cave energy project in Northern Ireland. A project to compress air into caverns under the seabed will be used, along with gas, to run turbines when the wind does not blow. The search for new ways to produce energy are often complicated and controversial but weather is annoyingly fickle, and so ...
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Harvard Scientists Make Solar Power Production More Efficient

Solar power could be increased tenfold without additional storage in the near future. A team of Harvard scientists and engineers demonstrated a rechargeable battery that could make storing electricity from intermittently available energy sources, like sun and wind which is safe and cost-effective for both residential and commercial use. Much of the nation’s energy policy is premised on the assumption that clean, renewable energy, such as wind and solar power, will require huge quantities o...
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BAT: The floating balloon Wind Turbine

Altaeros Energies is aiming high with new heights for wind energy. The company, led by Ben Glass, has created a new invention with the help of balloon and airship technology to lift a wind turbine. Their novel Buoyant Airborne Turbine--the BAT--is a balloon that lifts a wind turbine. Most wind turbine manufacturers are competing to build taller turbines to harness more powerful winds above 500 feet, or 150 meters. The Altaeros BAT can reach 2,000 feet, or 600 meters. At this altitude, w...
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Skyscraper Uses Built-In Wind Turbines for Energy

Bahrain is the home of the first skyscraper to have wind turbines integrated into the structure of the building. The Bahrain World Trade Center is a 50-story twin tower complex containing two identical towers that rise over 240 meters in height. The sail-shaped buildings offer a visually striking image and boasts of one its very unique feature which is the 3 giant wind turbines tying the two “sails” together. It is the first skyscraper in the world to integrate wind turbines into its desig...
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