Science Nation - Wind Energy

submitted by: nsf
Community college program trains future wind power technicians Soon, 44-year-old Brad Clark will begin his second career, 300 feet off the ground. "About a year ago, I got laid off from my position in high tech," explains Clark. "I'm an engineer by education and training, and once I got laid off, I had to think, what do I want to do? What's going to be a business that is going to be around? So I was part of a government retraining program." For more Science Nation, go to...

Urban Power USA

submitted by: Garajan

Presentation about an innovative, low cost wind turbine using alternative aerodynamic principles to create electricity in urban, ocean, and other low or high wind environments.

Sky WindPower's Flying Electric Generators

submitted by: Len Shepard
The video shows the concept, benefits and progress of developing flying electric generators to convert the persistent and abundant power in high altitude winds (aka the jet stream) into electricity. It includes interviewers with inventors Dr. Bryan Roberts, who originally conceived the idea, David Shepard, who convinced Dr. Roberts to jointly form Sky WindPower, and the engineers who are building and testing prototypes today. The video shows an actual runway tow test where electricity was...