Windlicht by Roosegaarde reveals the true beauty of green energy

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John Dabiri Uses Biomimicry to Design Cheaper, More Efficient Wind Farms Inspired by Schools of Fish

July 15, 2013 by  
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Wind turbine designs have improved significantly in recent years, but wind farms are still pretty inefficient. That’s because traditional wind turbines — the ones with three huge blades — interfere with each other. Putting two or more large turbines in close proximity produces wind blocks and vortices that decrease the efficiency of the overall wind farm. But CalTech biophysicist and MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” winner John Dabiri discovered a solution to that problem by studying the movement of schools fish . He found that vertical-axis wind turbines with blades that resemble fins can work together to more efficiently harness wind energy. Read the rest of John Dabiri Uses Biomimicry to Design Cheaper, More Efficient Wind Farms Inspired by Schools of Fish Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , bioinspiration , biomimicry , John Dabiri , renewable energy , VAWTs , vertical axis wind turbines , wind energy , Wind Farms , wind turbines , windmills        

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Sorry, FOX News – Wind Farms Are Not Causing Global Warming

May 1, 2012 by  
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The web is buzzing today over a new research study that looks at the effect that large Texas wind farms have on surface temperatures in their immediate surroundings. “New Research Shows Wind Farms Cause Global Warming,” says one FOX headline ; “Wind Farms are causing global warming, researchers say,” says another . Unsurprisingly, it’s all just hot air. The study, published in the journal  Nature Climate Change , does find that wind farms are causing a slight increase in local temperatures, which is very different from global warming. Come, we’ll explain. Read the rest of Sorry, FOX News – Wind Farms Are Not Causing Global Warming Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , FOX Nation , Fox News , media criticism , renewable energy , science , West Texas , wind energy , Wind Farms , wind turbines , windmills

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IMPLUX – A windmill that doesn’t depend on wind direction

May 14, 2011 by  
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Mr_anthrope: Wind energy until today has just had one major drawback. The windmills of old were pretty useless if the direction of the wind didn’t suit their positioning

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Dutch Designer Gives His Country’s Windmills Bamboo Wings

August 23, 2010 by  
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Dutch designer Gijsbert Koren has given his country’s famed windmills an even more sustainable edge by outfitting them with these fab new bamboo blades.

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Citizen Architect: Film Explores Rural Studio’s Green Architecture

August 23, 2010 by  
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If you’re an avid follower of the field of green architecture , then you won’t want to miss a PBS documentary tonight on the life and work of Samuel “Sambo” Mockbee — a great pioneer in affordable green building in the US. Citizen Architect explores his now legendary work through its powerful design sensibility and his ingenious use of reclaimed materials

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