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World’s First Floating Wind-Current Turbine to be Installed Off Japanese Coast

World’s First Floating Wind-Current Turbine to be Installed Off Japanese Coast | Sustainable Technologies | Scoop.it
Mitsui Ocean Development & Engineering Company is planning to test the world's first hybrid wind-current power generating system this year off the coast of Japan

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Digital Sustainability's curator insight, May 15, 2013 9:27 AM

Offshore wind farms and tidal energy facilities harness the power of the wind and the ocean – but why should we have separate turbines for each task? Offshore technology company Mitsui is developing a hybrid wind-current power generating system that combines a floating vertical-axis wind turbine with an underwater turbine that generates power from ocean currents. The clever apparatus would cut down on material waste, and it could produce twice as much energy as a conventional wind turbine
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Renewable energy developers strive for improved efficiency in the solar, wind and hydro power industries – and the hybrid wind-current system effectively doubles the efficiency of a typical wind or ocean current turbine. Mitsui Ocean Development & Engineering Company says the system will provide cost-effective power generation while having very little impact on the environment.

The turbines will be large in scale; according to NHK News, the wind turbine will be 47 meters (154 feet), and the underwater portion will have a diameter of 15 meters (49 feet). The turbines will be tested off the coast of Japan later this year. If they work as well as advertised, each turbine could generate enough energy to power 300 households.


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FLOATING WIND TURBINES IN THE NORTH SEA

FLOATING WIND TURBINES IN THE NORTH SEA | Sustainable Technologies | Scoop.it
While our oceans house not only diverse ecologies and possibly the lost city of Atlantis, they now have something else to brag about: serving as prime real...
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Vestas and WindPlus to Deploy Unique Floating Wind Turbines

Vestas and WindPlus to Deploy Unique Floating Wind Turbines | Sustainable Technologies | Scoop.it
Vestas and WindPlus are working together on a unique floating wind turbine.
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Floating Poseidon Wind and Hydro Power Plant Will Be Extra Sturdy

Floating Poseidon Wind and Hydro Power Plant Will Be Extra Sturdy | Sustainable Technologies | Scoop.it
Floating Power Plant will be announcing plans for their prototype Poseidon 37 power generator today at the Nordic Green II a conference in Merino Park.
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Consolidating Wave, Wind and Tidal Power Technology

Consolidating Wave, Wind and Tidal Power Technology | Sustainable Technologies | Scoop.it
The newly-established Norwegian renewable energy company STRAUM merges three technology environments to become a leading supplier of wave, tidal and ocean wind power technology. STRAUM believes consolidation is the key to success.
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Long Island Town Pioneers Closed-Loop, Pollution-Free Wind Power-Hydrogen Fuel System

Long Island Town Pioneers Closed-Loop, Pollution-Free Wind Power-Hydrogen Fuel System | Sustainable Technologies | Scoop.it
Long Island Town Pioneers Closed-Loop, Pollution-Free Wind Power-Hydrogen Fuel System (Long Island Town pioneers wind turbine system to generate power for town’s fuel cell vehicles, http://t.co/ijcRrv2P...)...
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Wind Energy-Generating Skyscraper

Wind Energy-Generating Skyscraper | Sustainable Technologies | Scoop.it
NL Architects propose a landmark tower for Taiwan that is covered in 600 wind turbines.
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UpWind Has the Secrets to Building Wind Turbines That Will Power 20,000 Homes

UpWind Has the Secrets to Building Wind Turbines That Will Power 20,000 Homes | Sustainable Technologies | Scoop.it
A joint group of European Union scientists have unlocked the key to building feasible giant wind turbines.
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New Wind Power Platform Able to Support World’s Largest Wind Turbine

New Wind Power Platform Able to Support World’s Largest Wind Turbine | Sustainable Technologies | Scoop.it
This new floating wind raft by Principle Power Inc. can stably hold the world's largest wind turbine.
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Hexicon’s Floating Wind Platform Keeps Wind Power Afloat

Hexicon’s Floating Wind Platform Keeps Wind Power Afloat | Sustainable Technologies | Scoop.it
Has Hexicon just solved all of the issues involved with offshore wind farms with a floating platform?
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Green Power Islands Store Clean Energy From the Wind and Sun

Green Power Islands Store Clean Energy From the Wind and Sun | Sustainable Technologies | Scoop.it
The Danish architectural firm Gottlieb Paludan has a wild idea for the storage of green power.
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DONG Energy Focuses Demonstration Activities on Wind Power (Denmark) >> Offshore Wind

DONG Energy Focuses Demonstration Activities on Wind Power (Denmark) >> Offshore Wind | Sustainable Technologies | Scoop.it
Offshore Wind delivers expert coverage of the industry sectors that matter most to you and your business.
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Atmosphere Stability Affects Wind Power Generation

Atmosphere Stability Affects Wind Power Generation | Sustainable Technologies | Scoop.it
Atmosphere Stability Affects Wind Power Generation (RT @nrgsystems: Atmosphere Stability Affects Wind Power Generation http://t.co/o8Z085Lt...)...
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