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Kite Gen: The Future Of Wind Power?

Kite Gen Wind Power Generator (photo: Kite Gen Research S.r.l.)

Wind power holds great promise as a clean energy source, but current windmill generators aren’t appropriate for all locations.  Italian firm Kite Gen hopes to change that with its innovative new generator designs, which use “kites” to capture strong high-altitude winds.

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Wind Power Gains Speed: Efficient, Clean, Endless Energy Source

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Wind power produces no pollutants like carbon dioxide, and it requires no input of water or fuel resources, making wind one of the planet’s cleanest and most abundant sources of renewable energy.  And it’s been front-page news in recent weeks:  the Thanet Offshore Wind Farm in England officially began operations in September, becoming the largest […]

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Windspire: Propeller-Free Household Turbine Gets Approval

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We just featured the largest wind turbine in the world, now here’s something at the opposite end of the spectrum: a household wind turbine. In the last few years, we’ve seen a lot of mini-wind turbines that haven’t turned out to be very useful. But the Windspire turbine from Mariah Power sounds interesting. The Windspire […]

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Airship Wind Turbine Tested

Magenn Power has been testing its airship-based wind turbines— the company hopes to prove that its “air rotor system” will work. The Canadian startup has named the system MARS. It consists of a blimp that is tethered to the ground, and rotates horizontally in the wind, generating electricity. According to Greentech Media, the blimp is […]

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The Best Rechargeable Batteries and Chargers Of 2014

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In A Nutshell Here are my recommendations for the best rechargeable AA batteries: If you want the best energy capacity (2550 mAh) — get the Eneloop Pro (aka Sanyo XX Battery) If you want maximum recharge capacity (2100 times) — get the 4th Generation Panasonic Eneloops If you want to save some money and don’t mind a […]

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