Social media giant Facebook, recently announced that they will complete what they have dubbed the longest server structure in the world, in the year 2014. The real exciting part about this project is that this whole building is going to be powered by wind energy. They have invested over 300 million dollars into this project. […]

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There are a lot of things that you can build using PVC, so why not try building a PVC vertical wind generator. The main rotor of this turbine is constructed mainly from PVC piping. You will need different lengths, widths and heights but you can get all of these from your local Lowes, Home Depot […]

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So what do you need to make a homemade dump load for your wind turbine? Just hop onto bay and grab an inverter off there. It does not have to actually be still functional. The great thing is that you can take the casing and use that to house your homemade dump load. The case […]

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When wind turbines are installed they get a check up at least once every year to make sure that they are clean and working efficiently. Most come with an initial five year maintenance warranty. This would cover all the wind turbine maintenance and guarantee the wind turbine blades too. The process for each turbine involves […]

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So can you build a wind turbine from a treadmill motor? Well, Mark takes us into his workshop to show us how to use the permanent magnet motor from a treadmill he got of bay for $40, as a generator for your homemade wind turbine. You can not attach the blades directly to the flywheel, […]

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Did you know that wind turbines can collapse, after installation? In one such incident in 2009. A turbine at the Altona, New York wind farm just collapsed to the ground. No one was injured, however no real explanation was ever given to the public on what caused this accident. Nobel Environmental Power is the company […]

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Many people who are against wind energy use the argument that wind turbines kill birds. So what if you were to take a stroll around the base of a wind turbine, you should be able to spot some dead bird carcasses, right? That is exactly what this one wind energy enthusiast set out to do, […]

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After the nuclear crisis experienced by Japan at the Fukishima Plant, they turned their focus on renewable energy sources like solar and wind energy. The already utilize wind energy throughout Japan at a rate of 0.3% of the total power grid. The only issues they currently have as with most wind power generation is the […]

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When it came to installing the offshore wind turbines off the coast of the UK, they had to call in a special ship for the job. The ship is called the ‘Sea Installer’. This is a custom made ship that is 132 meters in length and as wide as 139 meters. Its design allows it […]

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So what are the disadvantages of having a large wind turbine erected in your backyard? Support for renewable energy sources such as wind has been growing in recent years. However, when it comes to installing huge wind turbines in your backyard, that is where most people draw the line. It turns out that there are […]

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