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Sep 11, 2009 (5 days ago)

GL’s Peter Dalhoff believes utilities will lead the drive for better performance optimisation in the offshore wind sector read more   Wind Energy Update –
Sep 4, 2009 (12 days ago)

Siemens has launched a wind power training centre for its service team in Bremen. read more…
Sep 2, 2009 (14 days ago)

Traditionally when a wind turbine has been installed for home use most people have opted for the horizontal wind turbine – that is a three or four blade fan mounted on a horizontal axis to power their house. Vertical wind turbines which are otherwise known as a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) are becoming more common place in residential installations, and here are just a few reasons why: Vertical Wind Turbine Benefits: Unlike a horizontal wind turbine a vertical wind turbine does not have to be pointed into the wind to produce power. Being that the turbine is mounted on a vertical axis means that the blades will always be facing into the wind. A vertical wind turbine does not require the gearbox and generator to be mounted high on the tower which means that the assembly can be mounted close to or on the ground which makes for easier access and maintenance. Finally the vertical wind turbine has a lower start-up speed over the horizontal axis wind turbine which allows for the turbine to start generating electricity more often in low wind areas. We have seen a lot of wind turbine designs in the past and we have also built many do it yourself wind turbines over the years so we have..Residential Wind Power

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