HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Blog
Google & Siemens Show What's Possible in Green Energy
1/10/2013

The IntegralBlade design has no glue joints in the turbine blade. The commercial version of this rotor will have a diameter of around 154m and a total sweep area of 18,600 square meters. (Source: Siemens)
The IntegralBlade design has no glue joints in the turbine blade. The commercial version of this rotor will have a diameter of around 154m and a total sweep area of 18,600 square meters.
(Source: Siemens)

Return to Article

View Comments: Oldest First|Newest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 2/2
tdesmit
User Rank
Silver
Re: Deceptively Complicated
tdesmit   1/14/2013 12:30:29 PM
NO RATINGS
TJ,

The story mentions that the latest units from Siemens do not have a gearbox:

" The turbines are completely gearless, "

So, seems like they have figured out a way to eliminate that weak-point.

Tom D.

TJ McDermott
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Deceptively Complicated
TJ McDermott   1/14/2013 12:53:25 PM
NO RATINGS
tdesmit - I missed that, thank you.  Cabe, my apologies.

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Deceptively Complicated
Cabe Atwell   1/14/2013 5:03:18 PM
NO RATINGS
As wind generated power increases its prevalence, we will see some diminishing returns. It is only so long that subsidies can pick up the slack before leaving a huge gap in the money stream.

Do taxpayers pay those subsides? Yes.

We end up paying more than reported for that green generated power. Keep that in mind.

C

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Nice to see the support
Ann R. Thryft   1/23/2013 1:28:01 PM
NO RATINGS
Storage of non-heat alternative energy is definitely a problem. However, mixing technologies can also be done to "load balance" uneven energy input.

<<  <  Page 2/2
Partner Zone
More Blogs
From home enthusiasts to workers on the manufacturing floor, everyone's imagination is captured by the potential of 3D printing. Prototyping, spare parts creation, art delivery, human organ creation, and even mass product production are all being targeted as current and potential uses for the technology.
Solar and wind energy are becoming more viable as a source of energy on the electric grid. For decades, the major drawback to solar and wind was that they’re temperamental. A cloudy day kills solar and a still day renders the wind turbines useless. Automation tools, however, are providing a path to help these renewables become practical.
In honor of Earth Day, the National Security Agency has launched the STEM Recycling Challenge in Maryland schools to encourage kids to think about where the garbage they throw out every day actually goes. The agency has also introduced “Dunk,” a muscular blue cartoon recycling bin wearing shorts and sneakers.
Biomimicry and 3D printing have come together in new swarming ant and butterfly robots that act very much like their insect counterparts, the inventions of German robotics firm Festo.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
Design News Webinar Series
3/31/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
2/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
5/7/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Apr 20 - 24, Taking the Internet of Things to the Cloud
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Last Archived Class
Sponsored by Proto Labs
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service