The World's Biggest Test Bench Puts Wind Turbines Through the Wringer

Vestas' latest and greatest offshore wind turbine, the 8 MW V164, is designed to operate for a quarter century with minimal upkeep. To ensure that these massive turbines (their blade sweep area is equal to three football fields) are robust enough for 25 years of service in the North Atlantic, Vestas tortures its… » 8/21/13 11:30am 8/21/13 11:30am

Two-Foot-Tall Motorized Lego Windmill Set

If you're a fan of both Lego and renewable energy, you're gonna love the new Vestas Windmill set from Lego. It stands at over two feet tall, has a motor that rotates the windmill around on its own, and is pretty awesome looking. Unfortunately, there's no way to rig a bunch of these together in your yard to help power… » 7/15/08 5:20pm 7/15/08 5:20pm