Posts Tagged ‘turbines’

More Efficient Wind Turbines Look Like Jet Engines

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

A company called FloDesign has created an all new wind turbine based on technology found in jet engines.  They claim that these new turbines are 3-4 times more efficient, require less space, and can operate at higher speeds than the traditional wind-mill style turbines we see installed today.

Traditional wind turbines create a wake effect much like a wake seen behind a boat.  This causes the turbines behind the front line to be less effective than the ones behind it.  Turbines after the first row tend to produce 20-30% less power.  This is due to the fact that the turbines cannot dynamically move as winds change direction. read more »

Largest Wind Farm Now In Texas Finally Turned On

Monday, October 5th, 2009

texas wind turbinesIt is true.  Everything is bigger in Texas…even wind farms.  The 781.5 MW Roscoe wind complex in Roscoe, Tx was turned on this past week.  The wind farm has 627 turbines on 100,000 acres of land.  they are a collaborative effort between Mitsubishi, General Electric and Siemens and have the read more »