News (60 seconds)

2018
27
March
2018
What are vertical axes wind turbines (VAWTs) and how do they rotate? Our new 60 seconds video lecture explains this and shows the advantages of VAWTs. However, the Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine (HAWT) is the dominant wind turbine on the market, althou...
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2017
21
December
2017
  What is the ecological impact of offshore wind farms? Wind energy is a relatively clean alternative to fossil fuels, but wind farms do affect nature in other ways too. Ever thought of how offshore wind farms affect bird migration routes or local...
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13
October
2017
The blades of a wind turbine capture the wind's energy. But how do they do it? In our new 60 seconds video lecture we take a look at the angle, shape and radial velocity of a wind turbine blade. Do you know what the speed of the blade is at the tip? ...
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11
September
2017
When we produce more electricity from wind than we need, can we store that electricity? Our new 60-seconds video lecture shows that energy can indeed be stored. While batteries probably are the storage facility that come to mind first, in fact pumped...
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18
August
2017
How do wind turbines offshore stay in place? Our new 60 second video lecture shows how wind turbines are fixed to the sea floor. We seldom see where turbines stand on or how that looks like below the sea surface. Now that turbine dimensions are incre...
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05
July
2017
Wind turbines generate electricity from kinetic energy in wind, but how do they do it? Our new 60 second video lecture shows how wind turbines work, by giving an overview of the most important components in a common type of wind turbine. From the sen...
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11
May
2017
Wind energy is subsidised, but why? Our new 60 second video lecture explores the dynamics of wind energy subsidies. It is a complex topic, so watch our new video to learn more! This video is the fifth episode in a series of concise video lectures ...
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06
April
2017
Our new 60 second video lecture is about the colour of wind turbines. Do you know why wind turbines are white? There is more to it than you might expect. Watch our new video to find out! This is the fourth episode in a series of concise video lecture...
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09
March
2017
Are we ready to fully switch to solar and wind energy? We are pleased to present to you our new 60 second video lecture, which is about the energy transition towards renewables. Both wind and solar energy production are depended on weather conditions...
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13
February
2017
This video is about the number of blades on wind turbines. Traditional Dutch windmills used to have four blades, so why do modern turbines have three? Watch this video to learn the answer to this question and more! We are pleased to present to you...
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13
February
2017
We are pleased to introduce to you a new addition to our range of educational facilities: Sixty seconds - a series of concise video lectures that introduce you to the world of offshore energy. The first one, that we present today, is about the histor...
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