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Germany more than doubled its offshore wind power capacity in 2014 January 19, 2015 (ZME Science) “In 2014, Germany installed 543 offshore wind turbines, reaching a capacity of 2.35 gigawatts (GW), getting closer to their plans of having...Show More Summary

DailyDirt: When The Wind Blows...

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Wind power is getting a bit of boost from various new technologies that allow turbines to capture higher altitude wind without building enormous and unsightly towering structures on the ground. There are plenty of airborne wind companies (eg. Show More Summary


Google’s new wind turbine; Makani, a 600kW wind turbine based on the concept of kiteboarding, is currently under development at Google's R&D lab, Google X. January 21, 2015 (Today’s Energy Solutions) “Google X's Makani X is working to…[develop]...Show More Summary

Vestas Signs On To 298 MW Oklahoma Wind Project

Danish wind energy juggernaut Vestas Wind Systems has announced it will be providing 149 wind turbines to the Kingfisher Wind project in Oklahoma, which is expected to begin operation in 2016. Vestas Wind will provide 149 V100-2.0 MW...Show More Summary

Suzlon Group to Sell German Wind Turbine Business for $1.2 Billion

The Indian manufacturer said the sale of a 100 percent stake in Senvion SE is in line with its strategy to reduce its debt and focus on its home market and other areas.

Germany more than doubled its wind power capacity in 2014

In 2014, Germany’s capacity for wind power generation jumped to more than double the previous year’s figures. The work of 543 offshore wind turbines establish Germany’s offshore wind power capacity at 2.35 gigawatts (GW). This is just a stepping stone

Power Grows on Trees: Wind Energy via Leafy Green Turbines

Addressing noise and visual pollution associated with wind energy generation in urban contexts, these trunk-style towers support suspended leaf-shaped turbine...

Let’s get real about cute little wind turbines

They make you feel good and green but they don't actually do very much.

New York City's first commercial wind turbine proves its worth

Sunset Park in Brooklyn is home to New York City's first commercial-scale wind turbine, and it's already flexing its green muscle. In under a month, the 160-foot-tall power source produced enough juice to power two homes for more than 12 months. It's...

This small-scale hybrid energy device harvests both sun and wind

Combining solar PV and vertical axis wind turbines into a single modular unit, the SolarMill is billed as "world’s first integrated hybrid technology"

German Offshore Wind Energy Flies Past 1 GW Mark

By the time New Year’s Day ticked over in Germany, the country had 258 offshore wind turbines feeding power into the national grid, with a total capacity of 1,049.2 MW. According to the figures released Thursday, 142 of the turbinesShow More Summary

Geek Reading January 16, 2015

Today we have some cool news from MIT where they figured out how to watch immune cells communicate. Also from MIT, researchers used evolutionary algorithms to determine how to plan a wind farm with 1000 turbines, a highly complex problem with a cool solution. And finally, Flowing Data shows another fine example of people abusing […]

New York City’s biggest industrial wind turbine is up and running

A recycling center’s turbine could pave the way for industrial-scale wind power in New York City.

My Climb to the Top of New York City's Tallest Wind Turbine

New York City is no stranger to wind energy. Just this past year, quite a few small wind turbines popped up on roofs all over the city. But when New York's newest, biggest recycling facility decided to build the waste-munching powerhouse of the future, they weren't going to settle for anything less than the tallest wind turbine in all five boroughs. Show More Summary

Wind Energy Output: Clearing the Air

Loss of output from wind turbines as they age is roughly in line with that from other technologies. Looking at an earlier claim that deterioration is much more rapid than this provides useful lessons for spotting erroneous results that could distort policy debates. read more

WATCH: Offshore Wind Turbine Technician – No Job for Wimps

Check out this series of videos from Siemens highlighting the daily life of offshore wind turbine technician, André Carstens. The post WATCH: Offshore Wind Turbine Technician – No Job for Wimps appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.


New wind turbine looks like a tree, generates power silently Ryan Whitwam, January 3, 2015 (Geek) “…The Wind Tree is being developed by[France’s] NewWind and has 72 artificial leaves…[I]t’s an array of wind power turbines in the shape...Show More Summary

These New Wind Turbines Are Designed To Look Like Trees

A lot of people moan about how wind turbines make the countryside look bad. Clean, renewable energy often comes at a price. Enter "turbine trees" — one company's way of tackling the issue of aesthetics in sustainability. Designer NewWind...Show More Summary

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