Bladeless wind generator could be the next big thing for wind energy

An innovative company wants to change how energy is generated from wind. Spanish tech startup Vortex Bladeless is taking a new wind energy generation approach and, instead of using wind turbines with rotating blades, the company has reinvented the standard wind turbine model, creating Vortex, which is essentially a tall mast that looks somewhat like the pole of a standard turbine without the blades. According to the company’s official website, Vortex will be more environmentally friendly, more cost effective, and a more efficient way to produce energy compared to current…

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Bladeless wind turbine could be a boon for birds

Wind Energy - Safe for Wildlife

Wind turbines causing havoc for migratory birds Wind energy is becoming more popular. Like other forms of alternative energy, however, it is not without controversy. Wind turbines generate electricity by capturing wind currents. These energy systems have been subjected to a variety of accusations relating to their environmental friendliness and efficiency. One of the greatest, and well proven, concerns regarding wind turbines is the danger their present to migratory birds. The blades of a wind turbine, when spinning, present a significant threat to these birds and can interrupt migrations by…

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