Leviathan Energy has completed initial testing on their Wind Energizer unit and is reporting gains in wind turbine output in the ballpark of 30% - and as much as 150% at lower wind speeds. The idea is that by placing site-specific structures at the bases of the turbines you can shape the flow of air in the vicinity of the turbine so that the highest velocities get targeted at the blades. Leviathan's early testing has been conducted on a relatively small scale, using commercially-available small turbines with 3-meter blades but they are planning on exploring opportunities for third-party testing and certification on a commercial scale wind farm. Cleantech's original post.
Advanced Solar Photonics has increased the product line for its previously announced SolarFAB' project in Lake Mary, Florida to include not only thin film, but also monocrystalline solar modules.
At a recent symposium, Future Facilities presented a simulation-based methodology that addressed the most common efficiency problems that plague the modern mission critical facility.
Today, the National Hydrogen Association released a new report called the "Energy Evolution: An Analysis of Alternative Vehicles and Fuels to 2100."
Hydrosphere UK Ltd has confirmed that it will be exhibiting at the All Energy exhibition in Aberdeen in May 2009. The company, which is attending the show for the first time, will be showing its growing range of renewable and solar-powered navigation aids and lighting systems.
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), which recently came out to support wind power development in correctly sited locations, has installed a small scale wind turbine at its Rainham Marshes visitor centre in Purfleet, Essex.
Access to wind resource data for Europe, Asia and the Pacific Rim catalyzes prospecting and development
Treehugger.com has an article from an experienced solar installer giving some personal accounts of what to expect when you get into the field and a bunch of insight into how their business is run. Its a good read for anyone thinking about getting into solar installation.
Assemblywoman Mary Salas (D-Chula Vista) will deliver the keynote speech at the Imperial Valley Renewable Energy Summit banquet. The three-day summit will be held May 6-8, 2009 at the Barbara Worth Golf Resort in Holtville, CA.
SLR's landfill gas team has assisted in the development of a methane gas extraction and utilisation system for Africa's busiest landfill.
Puurgen's Solar-Powered CCTV solution is being used to assist with the prevention of crime in remote and off-grid locations.
Sound Gardening is an upcoming concert taking place in Tokyo's scenic Kiyosumi Gardens. The small concert will showcase speaker design firm Taguchi Craft's new portable solar system designed for powering outdoor PA systems and intimate concerts. The system, designed for use indoors and outdoors, includes a moderately-sized solar panel and a charge controller. Framed in environmentally friendly wood paneling, the entire set-up costs just 37,800 yen ($385) to rent and 714,000 yen ($7,270) to buy here and folds up for convenient carrying.
Technology site Dvice is featuring a run down of their top ten concept cities from design visionaries worldwide, each encompassing innovative and sustainable construction techniques, green energy technology, and creativity.
Revamped www.reegle.info goes online on April 27th
For the development of Wind Energy Services in Spain, SGS established a new Satellite Competence Center under the corporate umbrella of Wind Energy Services
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