Campania is one of the most wind-friendly regions of the Peninsula and from this March it can include a new all-Italian wind farm: the developer is Sorgent.E, an operator from Padua. The wind plant is 10 MW and can count on a high voltage substation for a total value of 18 million euros.
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Wind research never stops in the Netherlands and thanks to Dutch scientists, conventional wind turbines will be able to be replaced by a prototype without traditional rotating blades. This is demonstrated by the latest research from Delft University of Technology, in collaboration with Mecanoo Architects, grappling with the innovative turbine ready to challenge the future, as the University motto says.
When it comes to photovoltaics, Italy can smile: 2012 ended with a product of 18,800 GWh of electricity, over 8,000 Gwh more than in 2011 and 100 times more than in 2008. A figure that continues to grow will be enough think about the installed capacity in the first three months of 2013: in January we installed new plants for a capacity of 232 megawatts (MW), in February 126 MW and 214 MW in March.
Offshore wind still has not reached the power obtained from onshore wind but the industry is growing strongly, global forecasts estimate to reach a business of 130 million euros by 2020. Offshore wind costs will be increasingly competitive , so much so that it competes with the solar photovoltaic and onshore wind market.
On the night of June 5 (on the occasion of the World Environment Day organized by the UN) Ricoh kept the logo signs and the night lights of all the Group's branches all over the planet off. Only the eco-friendly signs in New York (Times Square), London and Sydney remained lit, which are powered by 100% wind and solar energy and remain off when the weather conditions necessary for operation are not present.
There are many solutions to bring renewables into the home, installing wind turbines on the roof is one of them. Photovoltaics are not the only solution for the roofs of homes and offices, a sector that is also timidly expanding in Italy is that of micro wind turbines. The mini and micro wind turbines allow you to produce energy from the wind in small spaces comparable to those of the balcony of the house.
With home mini wind turbines it is possible to bring clean energy into the home using a device that converts the force of the wind into electrical power. When we talk about domestic wind we refer to both mini wind turbines and micro-wind blades. The difference between the two categories of plants lies in the capacity in kilowatts (kW): while mini wind turbines can produce up to 30 kW, the maximum power for a micro wind turbine is only 1 kilowatt.
The higher you go, the stronger the winds blow. It is for this reason that the developers aim to spread the so-called "high altitude wind", we are talking about particular wind turbines that float at different heights from the ground. Investing in high-altitude wind power is also the web giant Google which recently acquired flying turbines.
There is no more ecological material than wood and again, there is no cleaner energy than renewable ones. From this union wooden wind turbines spread. The wooden wind turbines have a higher efficiency, it is estimated an energy production of 30-40 more than conventional wind turbines.
Would you like to have free electricity? It would be nice right? To achieve this goal, an initial investment is required related to the purchase of a photovoltaic or domestic wind system. When we talk about domestic wind we refer to micro- or mini-wind. As everyone will know, a wind power plant transforms wind energy into electricity.
Over the past twenty years, Eaton has installed over 30,000 valves worldwide. The choice of valves to be mounted on wind turbines is made by Eaton bearing in mind the movement of the rotor of each turbine.The Eaton Corporation, in England, has accepted the gauntlet of the wind industry: wind power plants need ad hoc hydraulic components and systems so the corporation has started collaborations with the main wind turbine manufacturers.
What are the components of a wind turbine and how does the wind giant work? On a descriptive level, we can say that the main components of a wind turbine are seven: the rotor and the blades, the generator, the transmission system (with shaft and gears), the control system, the braking devices and the orientation system.
Those interested in wind energy for the home could consider purchasing a microturbine to be installed in the garden. When it comes to mini-wind turbines, the cost to be faced is around 2,000 / 3,000 euros for plants between 10 and 20 kW but you can opt for micro wind turbines of only 6 kW. Before considering such an expense, it will be necessary to calculate the amount of suction cup present in the garden or on the site where the turbine will be installed.
Where is Italy with renewable energy? The question is answered by the latest clean energy report that reveals to us: 92.2 terawatt hours are produced with water, sun, wind, biomass and geothermal energy. As for solar energy, the success of Italian photovoltaics is mainly due to small plants, just think that almost a third of Italian solar capacity is dictated by domestic, agricultural and small business installations.
Wind turbines in the Adriatic sea: is it possible? The convenience of producing wind energy in the Adriatic is at the heart of the European cross-border program Powered - Project of Offshore Wind Energy: research, experimentation, development - which is about to enter the operational evaluation phase. Lead partner of the Powered project for the production of wind energy in the Mare Adriatico is the Abruzzo Region, joined by the Marche, Puglia and Molise Regions, the Province of Ravenna, the Ministry of the Environment, the University of Marche, the Cetma Consortium, the company 'Micoperi Marine Contractors' and the Veneto Agriculture body.
Those who want to mount a wind generator on the roof of the house may be interested in micro-wind turbines, examples are the K07 Wind Power turbine from 299 euros and the more innovative WindOrchad and WindPods. The K07 turbine is able to produce energy when the wind reaches a speed of at least 2.9 m / s, which is why it is only suitable in rather windy areas.