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Anyone who still thinks wind power is just a load of hot air obviously hasn’t been paying attention. Witness the V164 , a prototype wind turbine that Denmark’s MHI Vestas Offshore tested at Østerild over December. With a rated power of 9 megawatts under optimum conditions, the V164 set a new energy-generation record by a single wind turbine by producing a staggering 216,000 kilowatt-hours over a 24-hour period. The V164 is no glorified windmill. Standing nearly 722 feet tall, the V164 boasts with a sweep area of 227,377 square feet—or larger than the London Eye. Its 262-foot-long blades, the equivalent of nine London double-decker buses, weigh 77,160 pounds apiece. The platform is part of MH Vestas Offshore’s “continued commitment to deliver affordable offshore wind power,” Torben Hvid Larsen, the firm’s chief technical officer, said in a statement. Related: The World’s Most Powerful Wind Turbine Has Blades That Are Over 24 Stories Tall “We are committed to delivering turbine technology that is in line with the development of our industry, based on our 20-plus years of offshore experience,” he said. “Reliability remains a key enabler, and our approach to developing our existing platform supports this strategy.” With the new record secured, the prototype is now ready to go to market. Built with the unforgiving North Sea environment in mind, V164 has an operational life span of about 25 years, after which 80 percent of it can be recycled. “We believe that our wind turbine will play an integral part in enabling the offshore industry to continue to drive down the cost of energy,” Larsen added. + MHI Vestas Offshore Via New Atlas
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Hong Kong’s astronomical housing prices and tiny living spaces have made multifunctional furniture a necessity for many of the city’s homes. Local firm Design Eight Five Two maximizes the footprint of one such micro-apartment with the addition of space-saving furniture. The Kowloon Bay apartment, called Flat 27A, was completely redesigned and customized for the owner, a photographer, and his cat. Flat 27A was formerly subdivided into five rooms, two of which were used as bedrooms. Design Eight Five Two knocked down most of the internal walls to create a single bedroom and a large open-plan living area with sliding doors to delineate the private quarters from the communal area. Custom-made hidden storage minimizes clutter and conceals the owner’s extensive library as well as a variety of objects, from camera equipment to a coffee machine. The cat’s bed is even hidden away behind a hole carved in a cabinet of a storage unit. Related: Tiny transforming home in Hong Kong makes 309 square feet feel huge “Flat 27A was an opportunity to bring a kind of subtle magic to our client’s home,” write the architects. “A powerful sense of pleasure and comfort that would set it apart – for its simplicity, ease, and efficiency.” With the removal of the internal walls, the apartment has a more spacious feel and has greater access to natural light . In addition to hidden storage and sliding partitions , the architects added a custom-built dining table that folds out to accommodate ten people. + Design Eight Five Two Via Dezeen Images by Hazel Yuen Fun
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Experts claim historic leader Vestas is close to losing its lead in the world wind turbine market, if it hasn't already.
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Comments Off on The World’s Most Powerful Wind Turbine by Vestas Has Blades That Are Over 24-Stories Tall
The green energy race just got kicked up a notch with the latest offering from Vestas . The Vestas V-164 is a wind turbine monolith, which will be made up of three blades, each measuring 262 feet in length. To put that into perspective, that means each blade is the same height as a 24-story tall building! Once completed, it will be the world’s largest and most powerful wind turbine. Read the rest of The World’s Most Powerful Wind Turbine by Vestas Has Blades That Are Over 24-Stories Tall Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , green power , green technology , vestas , Vestas Wind Technology , wind technology , wind turbines , world’s most powerful wind turbine
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Photo: Flickr , CC Tests by Vestas Show 99% Reduction in Radar Interference! Who would have thought that military stealth airplane technology could one day help to provide clean energy for the world? Swords into ploughshares, no kidding! The Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has tested a prototype of a radar-friendly turbine in the UK and found that the “stealth rotor achieved a targeted reduction in radar reflection of about 99 percent compared with standard turbines.” That’s not a small reduction… Read o…
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Comments Off on Vestas and WindPlus to Deploy Unique Floating Wind Turbines
Vestas , one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of wind turbines, has announced that it will be working in collaboration with WindPlus to deploy a unique wind turbine that uses a first-of-its-kind floating platform technology.
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Comments Off on Smarter Turbine Placement Could Make Wind Power Reliable
There’s enough potential wind power in the world to meet demand five times over . The trouble is, wind isn’t reliable: if you live in Iowa, it doesn’t help you that the wind is blowing in Alaska . Green energy naysayers would have us throw up our hands in defeat, but, it turns out, there’s a pretty straightforward solution.
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We don’t advocate cigarette smoking, but if you’re going to do it anyway, keep an eye out for Greenbutts — biodegradable cigarette filters that sprout grass or flowers when placed the soil. The filter, manufactured from organic cotton and natural de-gummed hemp, is bound together with wheat flour and water, and the filters don’t contain any chemicals or additives.
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