World’s first 1+GW offshore wind farm confirmed : TreeHugger

When I moved from the United Kingdom to the United States in 2006, offshore wind just wasn’t a thing in Britain. Now, the UK has more offshore wind capacity than all other countries combined.That capacity is going to grow some more too.Business Green reports that DONG Energy has announced it’s moving ahead with Hornsea Project One, a project that’s slated to be the largest offshore windfarm in the world, and the first with over 1GW of nameplate capacity. But that’s not all. While Project One will be online by 2020, DONG also has rights to develop the imaginatively titled Project Two and Project Three at Hornsea, which together will bring an additional 3GW of capacity online.

Source: World’s first 1+GW offshore wind farm confirmed : TreeHugger

Windspire: 1 kW Wind Turbine for Your Backyard : TreeHugger

Source: http://www.treehugger.com/renewable-energy/windspire-1-kw-wind-turbine-for-your-backyard.html

With its sleek, bladeless design and capacity to produce nearly 2000 kilowatt hours per year, the Windspire might just inspire some YIMBYism — that’s Yes, In My BackYard — about wind power. At 30 feet tall and 2 feet wide, the propeller-less design is bird-safe, relatively quiet — it produces about 25 decibels of noise at five feet, roughly equivalent to the average noise of a residential neighborhood at night — and doesn’t take much breeze to get it spinning; it fires up at 8 mph, and is rated to survive 100 mph gusts. It comes with a wireless modem that connects to your computer, so you can sit back and watch the energy in action at any time.At about $4,000, it ain’t exactly cheap — at 10 cents a kilowatt, it’ll take about 20 years to get any return on your investment — but it sure is cool and sure beats getting your energy from coal-fired power plants, which pretty much suck. Learn more about Windspire — performance & installation specs, maintenance required (not much), test data, etc. — over at Mariah Power’s website. ::Windspire via ::Materialicious

Source: Windspire: 1 kW Wind Turbine for Your Backyard : TreeHugger

Windspire: 1 kW Wind Turbine for Your Backyard : TreeHugger

With its sleek, bladeless design and capacity to produce nearly 2000 kilowatt hours per year, the Windspire might just inspire some YIMBYism — that’s Yes, In My BackYard — about wind power. At 30 feet tall and 2 feet wide, the propeller-less design is bird-safe, relatively quiet — it produces about 25 decibels of noise at five feet, roughly equivalent to the average noise of a residential neighborhood at night — and doesn’t take much breeze to get it spinning; it fires up at 8 mph, and is rated to survive 100 mph gusts. It comes with a wireless modem that connects to your computer, so you can sit back and watch the energy in action at any time.At about $4,000, it ain’t exactly cheap — at 10 cents a kilowatt, it’ll take about 20 years to get any return on your investment — but it sure is cool and sure beats getting your energy from coal-fired power plants, which pretty much suck. Learn more about Windspire — performance & installation specs, maintenance required (not much), test data, etc. — over at Mariah Power’s website. ::Windspire via ::Materialicious

Source: Windspire: 1 kW Wind Turbine for Your Backyard : TreeHugger

Silent rooftop wind turbines could generate half of a household’s energy needs : TreeHugger

http://www.treehugger.com/wind-technology/silent-wind-turbines-could-generate-half-household-energy.html

Nice colors selection!!!! No HOA should be complaining about these babies!!!