In honor of the opening of Shepherds Flat Wind Farm
in Oregon this week, the largest wind farm in the United States, let's take look at 'high-altitude wind power', HAWP: [more inside]
Ten new wind turbine designs.
Curious, grotesque, sculptural, beautiful, utilitarian.
The dramatic collapse of a Danish wind turbine was captured on video.
Someone thoughtfully made a slow motion version.
Apparently, there were two such collapses within a week.
Could giant magnetically levitated windmills be the solution to the worlds energy problems? Chinese scientist have reported 20 percent increase in capacity over traditional wind turbines
using maglev turbines, and now Arizona-based based Maglev Wind Turbine Technologies
claims their turbines will have 1000 times the capacity of a traditional turbine
. Not everybody is convinced
As the windy month comes to a close, these two stories seem appropriate. Two men on opposite sides of the globe, each a bit of a cross between Edison and Quixote.