Drop This Underwater Turbine in Any River For Free Continuous Power

A Japanese company called Ibasei has developed a compact underwater turbine generator that could be a silver lining during natural disasters that cause intense flooding. The Cappa looks like a small jet engine from a plane, but it's actually designed to harness rushing water and turn it into free energy. » 12/12/12 4:00pm 12/12/12 4:00pm

The World's Biggest Wind Turbine Is as Broad as an Airbus 380

The first commercial offshore wind turbine that Siemens created 30 years ago had 5-meter long blades and produced a paltry 30kW. A lot can change over three decades. The company's newest offshore model isn't just the biggest in the sea; it's the biggest anywhere. » 11/20/12 4:40pm 11/20/12 4:40pm

The World's Most Powerful Wind Turbine Has Blades Bigger than a 747 Wing

When complete, the Vestas V164 is slated to be the world's largest and most powerful wind turbine on the planet. Standing 443 feet tall, with a diameter spanning 538 feet, the turbine to generates eight megawatts of power. This is no child's pinwheel. In fact, it cranks out enough juice to power a whole neighborhood. » 10/04/12 2:40pm 10/04/12 2:40pm

High-Flying Turbine Blimps Could Cut Wind Electricity Costs By 65…

Wind blows stronger and more consistently as you rise above ground obstacles like buildings, trees, and hills. This makes for a lucrative green energy source—assuming you can lift generators 1000 feet in the air. This Airborne Wind Turbine could well become the first. » 4/04/12 11:00am 4/04/12 11:00am

World's First Tidal Turbine Farms to Power 40,000 Scottish Homes (or…

Following the apparent success of SeaGen » 9/30/08 6:30am 9/30/08 6:30am, a small deployment of tidal turbines of the coast of Northern Ireland, Scottish Power is seeking approval for plans to build two farms of 20 100-foot, err, watermills promising a steady power supply for up to 40,000 homes. As with the previous example of tidal power…

Wind Turbines Murdering Bats By Popping Their Lungs

On the list of ways to go, having your lungs explode is definitely on the gnarlier side. Too bad for bats in treehugging locales, though, because that's what's happening » 8/25/08 7:00pm 8/25/08 7:00pm to them, due to a pretty serious error with their awesome echolcation systems crossing with the seemingly benign forces of Bernoulli's principle put…

Student Develops Cheap Power Turbine For Developing Nations

It's one thing to tinker in your garage to restore that old gas-guzzling muscle car that you think will get you some action. It's something entirely different to invent an electricity-generating wind turbine out of scrap parts that could revolutionize personal power in developing nations, especially if you're in… » 8/20/08 12:20am 8/20/08 12:20am

Rock Port, Missouri, is First US City to Generate All Its Electricity…

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Not to be outdone by those crazy Danish bastards out on the isle of Samso, Science Daily reports an equally crazy group of Missourian bastards in Rock Port now generate all their electricity using wind turbines. Rock Port went completely wind-powered last week, making use of the 75 wind turbines… » 7/25/08 4:20pm 7/25/08 4:20pm

Lunatics Base-Jumping Off Giant Wind Turbines Have More Guts Than We Do

The idea of diving out of an airplane with essentially just a thin envelope of fabric protecting me from splattering my organs all over concrete like postmodern art makes me want to pee myself. Yet somehow jumping off a giant, bird-blending propeller blade, almost thirty stories up, makes me want to poop myself too.… » 7/24/08 6:40pm 7/24/08 6:40pm