DIY Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Design (VAWT) from PVC Pipes

In this consumerism ruled times, the world needs to know ways to do stuff. When electricity generation is predicted to become more expensive (it's like they predict an invasion of electric vehicles), people need to build their own power generating systems for their independence.

$4,500 WindTronics Ultra-Efficient Low Speed Wind Turbine Available This Fall

Using big things to create electricity is generally good - but not always. Big things tend to be inefficient, hard to handle and to install. Wind turbines are just the case of this example - if they are too big, they are too noisy and insensitive to slow winds - that leads to inefficiency in all related aspects.

AERO-E: A Cool Wind-Powered Wireless Induction Phone Charger Prototype

Small gadgets like phones usually have small chargers, but they often get forgotten plugged in when you wake up in the morning and hurry up to go to work. These often-called "energy vampires" now have a solution - a wind-powered phone charger, actually a design that may just catch if someone will stick to it.

This DIY Wind Turbine Uses Bike Wheel to Harvest Energy

This DIY wind turbine is based on 'Lenz2 lift+drag design' and made from aluminum lithographic offset printing plates. The designer, Connell, says that the...
DIY Wind Turbine

DIY Wind Turbine From a Cardboard Roll

Instructables user ahmedebeed555 found a way to build a DIY wind turbine from a cardboard roll. He explained how he did it in his...

Small-Scale “Dragonfly” Wind Turbine Works at Low Wind Speeds

When we think of wind power generation, most of us imagine giant wind turbines, placed somewhere in the open, usually far from urban areas,...
Wind Tree

‘Wind Tree’ Proves the ‘Silent Wind turbine’ Oxymoron False

Wind Tree, as we can guess from the name, is a wind turbine that looks like a tree. But, that is just a speck...

Distance Between Wind Turbines Should Be Doubled, Researchers Say

Wind farms are currently a big hope of the alternative energy industry, but today, just like in the early days of existence, most of them face the issue of being underperforming. Charles Meneveau, a John Hopkins fluid mechanics and turbulence expert, and his colleague Johan Meyers, from Belgium, have devised a wind turbine arrangement that could enhance their efficiency.

Super-Efficient Vertical Wind Turbines for Home Use

A Taiwanese company called Hi Energy Technology has brought onto market a new design of a vertical wind turbine which they intend to sell for home use.

Windmill Torn Apart by Heavy Wind Blow (video)

To support what I've been saying earlier about Flodesign's wind turbine, here's one example of what happens when there's too much wind speed on...