Community wind farms can thrive in the right location.

Small wind education helps consumers avoid mistakes

Editor’s Note: As posted on WINDExchange, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Wind Program’s platform for disseminating credible information about wind energy, this release has been derived from audio from Mia Devine. Devine is the Northwest SEED Project Manager, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and empowering communities to develop their own solutions for conservation

Kyle Bassett is the designer of a compact wind turbine constructed of 3D printed parts.

3D printed wind turbines help remote communities gain sustainable power

When it comes to energy, finding a sustainable clean energy alternative to fossil fuels is one of the most talked about engineering challenges. Wind power is a very popular alternative due to its lack of emissions, and it can be applied to virtually any environment. While we’re working to develop mass-scale clean power solutions, it’s

UGE's VisionAIR 5 Wind Turbines installed on the Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower installs UGE wind turbines as part of monumental retrofit

In partnership with the Société d’Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel (SETE), UGE International Ltd., a leader in renewable energy solutions for business and government customers, has installed two onsite wind turbines at the Eiffel Tower. The project is part of a high-profile renovation and upgrade to the first floor of the monument. Located above the

The front of the Bunnings warehouse in Austrailia shows two of five small wind turbines and the ultrasonic anemometer position (red circle).

Small wind turbines for urban environs should consider fatigue from rooftop gusts, says research

This article, from ScienceNetwork WA, is authored by Cristy Burne. Increasingly popular as a source of renewable energy, SWTs are designed using a turbulence model developed for open terrain, but research by Murdoch University PhD candidate Amir Bashirzadeh Tabrizi suggests this can be an expensive mistake. “This model underestimates turbulence in the built environment,” he says.

The SolarMill works in on-grid and off-grid environments.

Wind power assisted by solar in one unit

WindStream Technologies was established in 2008 with the goal of designing, prototyping, and manufacturing affordable and scalable renewable energy technologies for a global marketplace. The company has developed and tested the first-of-its-kind, integrated, hybrid energy solution and is now marketing and selling SolarMills to a worldwide customer base. In 2009, the Company set up its Research

Osiris

Osiris 10 earns AWEA and InterTek certification

Osiris Energy is a global manufacturer and marketer of small wind turbine systems for use in residential houses, farms, telecommunication, business and retail buildings, government buildings, and schools. Their small wind-turbine designs are well suited for low wind and harsh environments with a short paypack period. In addition to advanced technology, the company says it

Joshua Kaufman is the Director of Research and Development and Co-Founder, Pika Energy

Pika Energy selected by NREL to drive down cost of small wind power

Wind turbine manufacturer wins $700,000 for efficient manufacturing processes and scaled-up designs to drive cost savings in small wind market Pika Energy, a Maine-based manufacturer of residential wind turbines and wind-solar hybrid systems, says it has been selected by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for two projects totaling $700,000 of funding, to improve the competitiveness of generating

2013 distributed wind mkt reports

Statement from DWEA Executive Director, Jennifer Jenkins on 2013 Distributed Wind Market Report

The Department of Energy’s 2013 Distributed Wind Market report highlights American manufacturing success story “The Distributed Wind Market Report issued by the Department of Energy underscores what an American small business success story this industry is and the market is on track to outpace last year’s deployments by a significant margin. This is a homegrown

Invelox has neither a turbine on a tower nor a large generator. In fact, says Carla Scholz, vice president of marketing and communications at SheerWind, Invelox is not a turbine at all, rather an injection system that captures and delivers wind to a turbine.

Unusual design claims 600% more production in low winds

Smaller, more powerful systems that reduce operating costs and maximize energy output could be the future of wind energy, according to Minnesota-based SheerWind. Offering a glimpse into the future, the company has developed Invelox. The name derives from SheerWind’s mission of INcreasing the VELOcity of wind. The design consists of four sections: intake, concentrator, Venturi,

The trade show included small wind turbines that are particularly suitable for slow-wind areas, new substructures for east-west facing solar panels, and new wood burners, mini solar systems for own consumption and small-scale manure-based biogas plants

New (renewable energy) Energy Husum trade show a success

New Energy Husum finished up a thoroughly positive result. “The fair has once again shown that it is the optimal platform for players in the grass roots energy transition, and this has been substantiated by the high visitor numbers and the positive feedback from the exhibitors”, says a pleased exhibition boss Peter Becker. Despite the