Airborne Wind Energy – KQED QUEST

Airborne Wind Energy – KQED QUEST

On the windswept tarmac of the former Alameda Naval Air Station, an inventive group of scientists and engineers are test-flying a kite-like tethered wing that may someday help revolutionize clean energy. QUEST explores the potential of wind energy and new airborne wind turbines designed to harness the stronger and more consistent winds found at higher altitudes.

Some people thought we were crazy when we put a giant wind turbine on top of a floating spar structure and towed it out to sea. But it turned out to be the future, and the future is now. This year we made a giant leap forward as we installed and started producing electricity from the world’s first floating wind farm. The 30 MW Hywind Scotland pilot park will demonstrate the feasibility of future commercial floating wind farms that could be more than four times the size. This will further increase the global market potential for offshore wind energy, contributing to realising Statoil’s ambition of profitable growth in renewable energy and other low-carbon solutions. Visit our website to learn more: https://www.statoil.com
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A Different Kind of Wind Power: Damon Vander Lind

A Different Kind of Wind Power: Damon Vander Lind

A Different Kind of Wind Power: Damon Vander Lind at TEDxEmbryRiddle

After joining Makani Power a few years ago Damon Vander Lind has been integral in developing their power-generating flying wings. Through this talk Damon takes us through the design process of the concept and shares his vision of wind power in the future.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

Homemade Wind Turbine | Project Guide for Kids

Homemade Wind Turbine | Project Guide for Kids

I have been thinking to make wind turbine (a large horizontal axis one) since I first published a small wind turbine video on youtube and a blog post here a few years back. That video went viral. Then I decided to make one large functional wind turbine. The former didn’t give me even 1.5 volts. I know building a medium sized wind turbine will take a lot of time to complete. But, It didn’t, I’ve Just finished a medium sized wind turbine with only 5 days, 2 hours per day after my regular work. By the way, Here I am going to give you an overview of my experience in making this wind turbine Project.

http://www.newphysicist.com/make-wind-turbine/

Make Wind Turbine

1.Propeller Making

A propeller is the most important part of a wind turbine. The propeller is used to convert wind energy to rotational energy. This rotational energy can easily be converted to electricity by coupling it with a dynamo. Wind turbine blade should have appropriate curvature and weight to get maximum efficiency. So, I bought 6mm thick, 8 Inch Heavy duty PVC pipe (). Then I used a hand grinder to cut it into wind turbine blade shape with 1:3:20 ratio.

You can easily make rotor to connect these blades using a Plate washer, Nut, and GI L-clamps.

Take 8 inch, 4mm PVC Pipe

Cut it into blade shape 1:2:30 Ratio as shown in the figure

Smoothen the edges.

Take a 3 Inch washer and weld GI Pieces on It.

Screw PVC blades On it.

2.Turbine base Making

Another important function of a wind turbine is its ability to face the wind automatically. Otherwise, it won’t be able to maximize the wind energy harvesting. This mechanism is called yaw mechanism. It works with the help of a flexible turbine base and a tail. I used a johnson wheel to make this flexible joint.

The tail will help the propeller to face the wind. As a result, we will get maximum output. We can cut aluminum sheet very easily to any shape. Cut it to a proper shape.

Take a Johnson wheel and remove the wheel

Weld it to one side of a 1″ square GI Pipe (1.5m)

Connect bearings in a Piece of GI pipe and Place it on the johnson wheel.

Weld a hose clip on it to fix dynamo.

3. Tail Making

The tail will help the propeller to face the wind. As a result, we will get maximum output. We can cut aluminum sheet very easily to any shape. Cut it to a proper shape.

Cut aluminum sheet into wind turbine tail shape

Screw it on a GI Piece

Fix the tail on Wind turbine Base

SAFETY FIRST APPROACH

Keep in Mind that safety must be the first priority. If you are not familiar with angle Grinder, I strongly recommend you not to use it. In any case, children should not experiment with it. Also, when welding you should wear eye protection glasses, face shield, and hand gloves. Ask professional welders to get your work done. That would be better. I have worked as a welder and wireman two years, so I have some experience it such things. Thank God.

4. Assemble Each Component together

Watch Video Closely to assemble each Component Together. Make sure the crank wheel and flywheel align straight. Then Connect the output to a battery or multimeter. Place the wind turbine outside where the wind blows.

That’s It, make wind turbine Project is ready
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New Wind Turbine Technologies – Renewable Energy

New Wind Turbine Technologies – Renewable Energy

New Wind Turbine Technologies

The new wind-lens turbine

A Japanese research group is working on a new technique that could triple the output of wind power generation. Called the wind-lens turbine, it gathers the wind much as a lens concentrates light by means of a special device that is attached around the turbine. So, what could that be? Look forward to this! It’s simpler than you’d think! Tests have already started on turbines out at sea in preparation for practical introduction. Effective use of the wind around Japan’s coasts could far more than satisfy Japan’s electricity needs. We report from the vanguard of this dream new technology.

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Bill Nye the Science Guy® explores the science of renewable energy and demonstrates how we can use science and technology to engineer a brighter tomorrow. Using his trademark blend of hands-on demos and humor, Bill Explains Newton’s First Law. Then, he’s off to the Renewable Energy Lab at UL to compare renewable and non-renewable energy sources such as fossil fuels, solar, wind, and hydroelectricity.

Languages: English and Spanish

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Construction of the Largest Wind Farm in Southeast Asia

Construction of the Largest Wind Farm in Southeast Asia

Construction of the Largest Wind Farm in Southeast Asia

150MW BURGOS WIND FARM
EDC Wind Power Corporation

A timelapse documentation prepared for Energy Development Corporation (EDC). However, this presentation represents the author’s own edit. It is not the approved version of EDC.

Featuring 50 units of Vestas V90 3MW wind turbines. Commissioned last November 5, 2014. The estimated cost for the construction of the wind farm was US0 million.

Coverage commenced from the arrival of turbine components last October 2013, with the blades, nacelles and tower segments arriving at Omnico Port, Ilocos Norte. These parts were later transferred to Burgos through barging. Significant stages of the construction were covered: from Foundation Preparation up to Tower Erection.

Hundreds of thousand still shots taken using CANON 5D Mark3 with various Canon lenses. It also utilized a proprietary Long-Term Timelapse set with a camera in a metal enclosure shooting continuously at location.

Music credit: Audiomachine.

Watch in 720p HD and with sounds turned loud.

All rights reserved. Please do not use or copy without the author’s permission. bongbajo@yahoo.com

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