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Wind turbine produces water from air

(CNN) — Wind turbines have long produced renewable energy but a French engineering firm has discovered another eco-purpose for the towering structures. Eole Water claims to have successfully modified the traditional wind turbine design to create the WMS1000, an appliance that can manufacture drinking water from humid air.

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Wind Power and Water Scarcity

Among the oft-repeated arguments against wind power — that it is intermittent, unreliable, expensive, noisy, dangerous to wildlife, or aesthetically unappealing — one argument you will not hear from wind power detractors is that wind uses too much water. Why? Because wind uses a fraction of the water used by every other electrical power source […]

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3 Ways to Generate Free Electricity at Home

Unless all your bills are paid for, you probably have experienced the effects of ever-inflating taxes, gas prices, and electricity costs. While I cannot help you reduce your taxes or cost of gas, I can provide you with three methods for generating your own free electricity here in San Diego. These will require some finesse, […]

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Indian Wind Energy Giant Suzlon Could Invest $1.6 Billion in UK Factory

India’s largest wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon Energy is in talks with British officials to invest $1.57 billion to build a wind turbine manufacturing facility. While the details about the talks are still sketchy, such an investment makes perfect sense for the company. Sulzon Energy (NSE:SUZLON) bought European wind energy major RePower in December 2009 to […]

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Eskom signs IEA clean coal agreement on behalf of SA

Power utility Eskom would now represent South Africa on the International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) Clean Coal Centre, which is a subsidiary of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Eskom signed a contracting partnership with the IEA, which upgraded Eskom’s existing sponsor membership to the organisation, to that of national contracting party status. In […]

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Airborne Wind Turbines!

Yes, the day is not far off when reaching for sky is the new motto for generating cost-effective renewable energy. Initially it was considered to be technically non-viable to tap high-altitude winds. But today, technically-advanced materials and innovative computer know-how are giving new life to this scheme with innovative autonomous aerial structures using wind energy […]

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The Use of Wind Turbines vs Solar Power in South Africa

Many of us associate a wind turbine with sustainable farming as we regularly see them spinning ferociously on grassy hill tops in rural areas. The truth is that wind turbines have now been specially adapted for residential use and they can be used in addition to other energy efficient products to reduce one’s carbon footprint. […]

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