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Wind turbine company offers free job training to coal miners

Renewable energy sources have put a huge dent in the coal mining industry, and in In Wyoming, unemployed coal miners are being offered free training to become wind farm technicians.

Getting in shape while lighting up the home, all at once Special

Lima - A Peruvian scientist invented a system based on a stationary bicycle that can produce enough power to light up a house for nearly a whole day. The invention may have wide application to provide electric power for lighting and heating in remote locations.

Ontario's Feed-in-Tariff program Special

Toronto - Ontario's Feed-in-Tariff program is about to receive a scheduled two-year review. And as the government reviews how the program has been operating since its November 2009 launch, I spoke with one Ontario resident who just linked into the clean grid.

Are purple wind turbines on the horizon?

Scientists have long known certain colours are insect magnets. Now, researchers in the UK have determined bright white wind turbines lure great numbers of insects. The insects attract foraging bats and birds which may be struck by the rotating blades.

Op-Ed: Environmental Concerns

There are two sides to the controversy on wind turbines - many who see the importance of encouraging sustainable clean energy and those who don’t.

Ontario man invents Strand Windjammer

Ontario's Carl Strand has invented a wind turbine that could easily fit on the roof of apartment and condo buildings bringing clean energy production.

New Brunswick wind turbine burns

One of the 32 turbines operated by TransAlta Corp., on the Kent Hills Wind Farm, caught on fire, the company is investigating.

UFO claimed to damage UK wind turbine

UFO enthusiasts claim that damage to a wind farm turbine in the English county of Lincolnshire was caused by an unidentified aircraft. The turbine at Conisholme lost one twenty metre blade while another was badly damaged.

Innovative 'Energy Ball' Wind Turbine for Home Power

A Swedish company has created an innovative wind turbine that replaces blades with a ball-like device. The turbine can harness energy at speeds as low as 2 meters/sec, and it's more efficient in translating wind into energy than conventional turbines.

Magenn Power's MARS Wind Power AnyWhere

Magenn develops a Wind power system called MARS (Magenn Air Rotor System) that will work anywhere.
 

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Dross in thick-walled cast iron with spheroidal graphite: casting surface after the fluorescent magn...
Dross in thick-walled cast iron with spheroidal graphite: casting surface after the fluorescent magnetic powder test.
Fraunhofer LBF
How would a purple turbine look. A quick brush with Photoshop gives one an idea.
How would a purple turbine look. A quick brush with Photoshop gives one an idea.
The basic parts of a wind turbine.
The basic parts of a wind turbine.
Arcadia Power
GR s 2.5 MW Turbine
GR's 2.5 MW Turbine
GE Energy
The mainframe and rotor hubs are made of SG iron and must be free of defects to insure the functiona...
The mainframe and rotor hubs are made of SG iron and must be free of defects to insure the functionality of the turbine.
U.S. Department of Energy
Fiberglass-reinforced epoxy blades of Siemens SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines. The blade size of 49 meters...
Fiberglass-reinforced epoxy blades of Siemens SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines. The blade size of 49 meters (161 feet) is in comparison to a substation behind them at Wolfe Island Wind Farm.
Z22
Computer model of what Hywind will look like on completion. Statoil’s floating wind turbine concep...
Computer model of what Hywind will look like on completion. Statoil’s floating wind turbine concept—has been designed to generate electricity offshore with minimal environmental impact. Hywind supports a wind turbine generator on a floating steel cylinder extending 80—100 meters beneath the surface of the sea.
Statoil ASA
Blade Dragon installing a single blade wind turbine hub. Blade Dragon is developed and produced by L...
Blade Dragon installing a single blade wind turbine hub. Blade Dragon is developed and produced by Liftra ApS.
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