wind turbine

  • Japan field-tests floating wind turbine

    There can be no doubt “green” energy is becoming more and more important in Japan. And just like the many other inventions in this area, I am sure this newest invention that’s potentially beneficial for the environment can one day make its way outside Japan, too: A floating wind turbine that’s currently in prototype mode and is 12.5m tall (5.5m are above the surface). Read More

  • New wind turbine for residential use to come soon

    Japan-based housing and environmental equipment maker Nikko [JP] today said it plans to mass-produce a tiny wind turbine for home use by October next year. Nikko claims their new wind turbine unit will cost somewhere between $5,600 and $6,700 and is just 2 meters in diameter. The company currently has a small wind turbine in its line-up that costs $11,000, which seems to be too much to enter… Read More

  • Video: Wind turbine self destructs

    Holy crap this is awesome. A couple wind turbines have self destructed in recent weeks and Denmark’s climate minister wants some answers. Other turbines have had the same fate abroad and chances are it’s the same in Denmark. Wind speed was around 30 m/s when the turbine killed itself. ‘The problems with the turbines abroad have had to do with poor maintenance, and if… Read More