Wind Energy


Wind Energy for St. Kitts & Nevis – Madden’s Wind Farm

Harnessing the wind to generate electricity that will drive the wheels and engines of the economy was an exciting development of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. That view was expressed by Organization of American States (OAS) Representative for St. Kitts and Nevis Mr. Starret Greene at a ceremony...

The Savonius Wind Turbine

These plans are for the construction of vertical axis wind turbine, modelled after a design by the Finnish engineer S.J. Savonius in 1922. His idea was to mount two halfcylinders on a vertical shaft. It was simple to build, and could accept wind from any direction. However, it was somewhat...

Test Run for Wind Energy, St. Kitts

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, November 26, 2008 – The St Kitts and Nevis government has approved a proposal for the generation of wind energy on the twin-island federation and it says official testing will begin soon. “Remaining committed to its policy of diversifying the energy sector to achieve lower energy prices...

Power Wheeling Programme Must Include Solar and Wind

Electricity wheeling has been proposed in Jamaica as a way to promote distributed power generation, especially from renewable-energy sources. Under the proposed wheeling programme, a company or individual could generate electricity in one part of the country and pay the grid operator – the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) –...

The 10 Biggest Turbines in the World

As wind energy pushes to reduce the cost of energy, manufacturers have increasingly sought to increase the size of turbines. Economically, and environmentally, it makes good sense. A study by Swiss and Dutch Scientists, led by Marloes Caduff from ETH Zurich’s Institute of Environmental Engineering, showed that the larger the...