Posts Tagged ‘wind power’
Posted by Zeke on 01 Feb 2013 | Tagged as: Eco Products
Friday, February 1st, 2013
The winds of change are upon us as we re-evaluate the way we consume energy and affect our environment on a daily basis. While solar energy presents an immediate and evident solution to the rising demand for (and cost of) electricity, the answer also lies with another, equally powerful although possibly less popular force of nature; the wind.
A Bit of History…
For centuries, the human race has used Wind Power to aid progress; from the sails of trading ships to the irrigation of crops and the powering of steam locomotives, natural wind power and wind pumps have long played a crucial role in our development. Today, Wind Turbines are a valuable source of renewable energy, generating clean electrical power without consuming fuel or emitting any air pollution. In today’s threatened environment, that really sounds like a breath of fresh air.
Posted by Zeke on 08 Jul 2011 | Tagged as: Eco General
Friday, July 8th, 2011
Shipping is a massive industry and unfortunately it is a radical contributor to climate change. Green shipping is one method that may help to reduce carbon emissions, thereby reducing the impact on the environment.
The term and concept of green shipping first became popular in 2008 but due to the state of the economic climate, green initiatives soon became a pay-off for companies in terms of saving costs as opposed to the fight against climate change being the primary concern. (more…)
Posted by Angela on 17 May 2010 | Tagged as: Eco Products
Monday, May 17th, 2010
I’ve decided to take a little break from my Alternative Energy Made Easy series (although expect another great installation soon ) and list some of my favourite products and great deals that have been listed on our site.
Our latest special on Tenesol Panels is AWESOME – you won’t find them cheaper anywhere else! From R45 p/Wp to R25 p/Wp – that is 45% off on very good quality Solar Panels. I know I sound like a bit of a salesman, but seriously, this is a fantastic deal, so don’t miss out!
The New PowerTraveller Range
Now these are great little gadgets, beautifully packaged and of a very high standard! We have some samples in the office and most of us have taken time out to marvel at these mobile chargers, especially the men (you know, boys with their toys and all that ) (more…)
Posted by Zeke on 07 Apr 2010 | Tagged as: Eco General
Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
Many of us notice Wind Power as we pass by Wind Turbines spinning eagerly on hill tops or on farms. In the past, wind turbines could regularly be spotted in open rural areas, where there was enough space to incorporate wind power into individual’s livelihood. It is slowly becoming evident that wind power has broken out of its area restrictions and now, wind power products are being utilised in residential areas and contributing as a clean, renewable energy source.
How does wind power work?
When air moves quickly, causing wind, this movement is known as kinetic energy. Wind power mechanisms capture this kinetic energy and convert it into other forms of energy, in this case electricity, which can be used in the home. When looking at the functioning of a common wind power mechanism – wind turbines – the way in which it works is fairly simple. The force of the wind or kinetic energy moves the blades of the turbine which in turn spins a shaft. The shaft is connected to the main source, the generator and this mechanism converts wind power energy into electricity. (more…)