Press interest in WhalePower’s technology has been high since the early days of the company. Read some select stories below.
Humpback Whales Solve a Big Problem for Wind Turbines, Wired, November 2015.
Amazing Technology (Inspired by Birds, Bees and Beetles), GEreports, September 2015.
Tidal Turbine Mimics Whale Power — Smart Planet, December 2010.
WhalePower — Design Corner, December 2010.
A Fish Story — Entrepreneur Magazine, December 2010.
Whale of An Idea — Canadian Manufacturing, November 1st, 2010.
New Turbine Designs: Paving the way for Limitless Wind Possibilities — EcoSeed, November 1, 2010.
Canada`s Wind Innovation Put to the Test — The Globe and Mail, October 12, 2010.
Finding Inspiration in Nature — Biomimcry for a Better Planet — inhabitat.com
Energy Efficient Fans Blow Cool For Dairy Farming — Ontario Power Authority, Summer 2010 Report, Volume 4, Issue 2.
Learn from Nature — Nagaland Post, June 29, 2010.
The Top Ten Most Interesting Windmills in the World — Most Interesting Facts Blog, June 2010.
WhalePower Technology Kicks Big Ass — Treehugger.com, March 29, 2010.
Winds, Wings, Whale Fins and Wind Power — The Naked Scientists, Radio Show and Podcasts, Feb 21, 2010.
Organisms in the Service of Engineers — Science, Origo.com, Feb 20, 2010.
Biomimetics: Lessons from Nature – an overview — Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Dec 16, 2009.
Janine Benyus on Biomimicry in Design on TH Radio — Architectural Interviews, Dec 29, 2008 (date of recording)
The Inventor Wore Feathers: Animal Designers — Good Nature, December 2009.
Whales Spur Radical Wind Turbine Blade Design — Techmonitor.net, December 2009.
Biomimicry: Design Principles from the Natural World — LA Press, December 2009.
Biomimicry: Emulating Nature’s Genius –Brightworks.net, December 2009.
Wind Turbine Blades Take a Cue from the Humpback Whale — TechPulse360.com, November 27, 2009.
Tubercle Technology Blades — AskNature.org, November17, 2009.
Rotor-Blade Ridges Promise More Turbine Power — Windpower Engineering, November 26, 2009.
Mimicking Mother Nature — National Wildlife Federation, December/January 2010, vol.48, no. 1
Breezy Idea: WhalePower – Made in Canada — msn Green.ca
Whale Power: More Efficient Fan Blades Mimic Humpback Fins — Treehugger.com
Natural Design — TimesUnion.com, October 17, 2009.
WhalePower — Sympatico MSN (Video), September 30, 2009
Whale Fins Shaped Turbine Blades — Brighthub.com, September 30, 2009
Whale Fins Influence Wind Turbine Design — Windpower Engineering, September 14, 2009
Nature’s Way — Engineering: Go For it, Issue 4, page 29, September, 2009
Verden kan reddesaf klogt design — Politiken, August 24, 2009
Evolution Meets Creation in Biomimicry — Reuters.com, July 28, 2009
Humpback Whale Inspires Best Wind Power Turbines: WhalePower Tubercle Technology – Inventorspot, July 13, 2009
Ten Wind Turbines that Push the Limits of Design – Popular Mechanics, July 9, 2009
Biomimicry: why the world is full of intelligent design – Telegraph.co.uk, June 8, 2009
Video: “G Word: Gotta Be The Tubercles” – How Stuff Works, (Video complete with interviews with WhalePower’s Dr. Frank Fish, and Aerodynamicist Dr. Laurens Howle, and Technical Director of WEICAN Paul Dockrill, discussing application of tubercles to wind turbine blades and why it works)
Cape Cod whales spur radical wind turbine blade design, John, Alternative Energy and Fuels Blog, March 31, 2009
Promising Test Results From First Humpback Whale Inspired Air Foils – Reuters.com, January 22, 2009
The Mirror of Nature – Alberta Oil Magazine, October 1, 2007
Humpback Whales Help Design Improved Wind Turbines – Dawn M. Smith, Suite101.com, Sep 16, 2008
Humpback whales inspire new wind turbine technology: The unique design of their flippers enable a steeper operating angle of the blade—and a 40% performance increase, Tribology and Lubrication Technology, Dr. Neil Cantor (contributing editor), December 2008
Wind Turbine That Imitates Flippers Could Increase Efficiency – Discover, August 15th, 2008
Whale Power – CBC News The National, July 22nd, 2008
Scientists Tap Motion in the Ocean for Energy – MSNBC, July 21st, 2008
WhalePower Breaching – Peak Energy Blog, July 14, 2008.
Whales, Dolphins Inspire Wind Turbine Tech – Discovery Channel, July 11th, 2008
Bumpy Whale Fins Outperform Smooth Turbines – Scientific American, July 8th, 2008
Whales and Dolphins Influence New Wind Turbine Design – ScienceDaily, July 8th, 2008
Whale biomimicry inspires better wind turbines, mongabay.com, July 7, 2008
Green Breeze – Material Handling Management, June, 2008
A Whale of a Turbine – The Guardian, June 24th, 2008
Sea of Possibilities – Philadelphia Inquirer, June 16th, 2008
Going with (or Against) the Flow – Science, June 6th, 2008
Whales Inspire Better Blade Designs – Christian Science Monitor, May 15th, 2008
Wings Get Help From Whales – Science A Go Go, Kate Melville, May 12, 2004
Whale Fin Tech – Discovery Channel, April 14th, 2008
Biomimetics: Design by Nature – National Geographic, April, 2008
Bumpy Whale Fins Set to Spark a Revolution in Aerodynamics – Gizmag, March 21, 2008
Whale-Inspired Hydrodynamic Edge, doubles performance of Wind Turbines – Are fans in the data center another application? – Green Data Center Blog, March 17, 2008
Whale-Inspired Wind Turbines – MIT Technology Review, March 6th, 2008
Uprating Wind Turbine Blades and More Efficient ceiling fans –Nextbigfuture.com, March 6, 2008
Whale of an Idea Has Lots of Fans – Toronto Star, March 3, 2008
Lifting a whale – Nature, February 20th, 2008
WEICan begins tests on WhalePower Corp’s novel wind turbine blade, modelled on the fin of a humpback whale – CBC News, August 10th, 2007
North Cape. WEICAN begins tests on WhalePower Corp’snovel wind turbine blade, modelled on the fin of a humpback whale – WEICAN News, August 2, 2007
WEICAN to undertake tests on WhalePower Corp’s novel wind turbine blade, modelled on the fin of a humpback whale – WEICAN News, August 2, 2007
WhalePower “A Top 100 Energy Technology” – PESWiki, June, 2007
A Whale Of A Tale – The Toronto Star, May 14th 2007
Abstract: AB.00011 : Rationalizing the bumps on whale flippers using basic aerodynamic theory -American Physical Society, November 19, 2006
Abstract: EO.00003 : Spanwise visualization of the flow around a three-dimensional foil with leading edge protuberances -American Physical Society, November 19, 2006
Abstract: EO.00004 : Separation Control on a Hydrofoil Using Leading Edge Protuberances – American Physical Society, November 19, 2006
WhalePower: More Efficient Fan BladesMimic Humpback Fins – Treehugger.com