China now the world leader in wind power production Richard Blackwell, February 11, 2016 (The Globe and Mail) “China has become the world leader in wind power production after constructing nearly half of all the new turbines built around...Show More Summary
By Tim Radford / Climate News Network Scientists can now make energy by filtering carbon from the air with immense wind turbines. But commercial viability remains a challenge.
Current wind turbine blades would be only about a quarter the size of new ones being developed. (Massachusetts Clean Energy Centre via Flickr ) This Creative Commons-licensed piece first appeared at Climate News Network. LONDON—Two...Show More Summary
On one of the coldest days in January, a group of MIT students and staff boarded a bus to the small peninsula town of Hull, Massachusetts, for an MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) wind turbine tour during the Institute’s Independent Activities Period (IAP). read more
The wind power industry is abuzz with the missing link that could bring offshore 50-megawatt (MW) wind turbines to the United States and, rest assured, it won’t be overlooked again. The answer? Just go bigger. Massive, 650-foot-long rotor blades promise to transform offshore wind energy generation, with a design that is cost-effective and modular. Show More Summary
A unique, small-scale approach to wind energy has gotten the seal of approval from the Energy Excelerator, a Hawaii startup incubator backed by GE and the U.S. Navy.
The US may make big turbines, but the UK knows how to make lots of them: The world’s biggest wind farm is to be constructed just off the cost of England. Read more...
Offshore Wind Market Update; Global and Country-Level Market Analyses and Forecasts, Wind Turbine Vendor Market Shares, and Turbine Technology Trends 1Q 2016 (Navigant Research) “The offshore wind energy market continues to march ahead,...Show More Summary
COLORADO CITY, TX - JANUARY 21: Wind turbines are viewed at a wind farm on January 21, 2016 in Colorado City, Texas. Wind power accounted for 8.3 percent of the electricity generated in Texas during 2013. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) In my previous article, I addressed the notion that Denmark [...]
A2SEA has announced that wind turbine installation vessel has capsized off the Danish coast due to harsh weather on Wednesday. It has gone
Spanish wind energy giant Gamesa has announced that it will supply 200 MW worth of wind turbines to a project being developed in Mexico. In a brief announcement made on the company’s website, Gamesa revealed that it has been awardedShow More Summary
That's two and a half times longer than any existing wind turbine blade and that's not all that makes it unique.
A wind power turbine goes down in a spectacular fashion.
Engineers borrowed some design elements from the palm tree.
Join us here tonight at 5 PM PT to talk about the Iowa caucus results. Today’s comic by Tom Tomorrow is The Election News Network: What you may have missed on Sunday Kos … Ken Light’s 'What's Going On? 1969-74,’ by Susan Grigsby It's...Show More Summary
Originally published on Planetsave. The Royal Society For Protection Of Birds (RSPB) in the UK last week announced an objective that began about 10 years ago — a renewable energy project for the charity to offset its contributions to climate change. Show More Summary
The Royal Society For Protection Of Birds (RSPB) in the UK last week announced an objective that began about 10 years ago — a renewable energy project for the charity to offset its contributions to climate change. Collaborating with Ecotricity, the Royal Society For Protection Of Birds installed a new wind turbine at RSPB Headquarters at the Lodge. Show More Summary
Three hot trends converge for a gigantic new wind turbine project: biomimicry, public-private partnerships and inter-corporate collaboration.
Just one of these turbines could generate as much energy as a small power plant.
The DOE wants to step up its wind energy game in a big way. And I mean big. Sandia National Laboratories has been tasked with the challenge of designing an offshore wind turbine that can spin out 50 megawatts of carbon-free juice—using 650 foot blades that harness the fiercest winds on Earth. Read more...