By Meaghan Healy English and Communications Junior at Boston College Imagine a college where protests break out on the quad as often as the on-campus wind turbine produces electricity. At each of these schools, open-minded students feel at home in the company of peers who aren't afraid to voice their opinions. Show More Summary
New research is helping makers of wind turbine blades improve the labor productivity associated with blade fabrication and finishing. This improved productivity makes US blades more cost competitive with blades from countries that pay workers lower wages.
Study of Eastern U.S. Shows Wind Energy Could Stabilize the Grid Robert Fares, Sept. 16, 2014 (Scientific American) “…[W]ind turbines might actually be a valuable tool for controlling and stabilizing the grid in the future…To understand...Show More Summary
Wind turbine maker Vestas has lead the development of stealth wind turbines, which interfere much less with air traffic radar systems Stealth Wind Turbines For 96 MW French Wind Farm was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.
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Naysayers like to point to wind turbines as brutal bird-killing machines, wiping out huge populations of birds, but new research sheds some new light on the controversy. According to a massive study supported by the American Wind Wildlife Institute, wind
Wind turbines off England. Germany is setting such a demand for wind power that the price of turbines is starting to decrease. (Photo: Vattenfall / Flickr Creative Commons) - According to a study published last week, scientists have found fossil evidence of the first semi-aquatic dinosaur. Show More Summary
This is the MacArtney 11kV, 400 amp wet mate connector, a plug " eliminates the need to bring cables to the surface by wet mating and de-mating cable infrastructure, wave energy converters, tidal energy converters and floating wind turbines." I just find it fun because it kind of looks like a regular 120v plug. Read more...
Honda has a happy over wind turbine efficiency at its Ohio transmission plant, but it got buried under an avalanche of news about the Tesla Gigafactory... Honda Pounds Another Nail Into Fossil Fuel Coffin was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.
By Stephen Simpson, CFA: There has been plenty of skepticism regarding Spanish wind turbine company Gamesa's (OTCPK:GCTAY) ability to continue to compete in the volatile and very competitive global wind turbine market. While Gamesa has...Show More Summary
Europe’s troubled wind turbine industry has a new predicament, with a householder in Denmark successfully suing Vestas, a Danish wind turbine manufacturer. Vestas was sued by the householder with the help of International Law OfficeShow More Summary
The island can generate electricity from hydroelectric generators and wind turbines as well as photovoltaic panels.
French energy company EDF are joining forces with wind turbine firm Vestas to create the world's first 'stealth' wind farm designed to minimize interference to radar systems. The site, called the “Ensemble Eolien Catalan” wind farm, will be built near
A WAY TO INVEST IN WIND ENERGY NextEra, Dominion are wind-energy plays Motley Fool, Sept. 7, 2014 Columbus Dispatch “…Wind power has been growing, partly because the cost of wind turbines and the price of wind-powered electricity are falling. Show More Summary
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American civilization isn't exactly for the birds. Each year, domestic and feral cats, buildings, automobiles, power lines and wind turbines kill more than two billion birds -- and those sources don't represent the largest causes of deaths in the United States. Show More Summary
Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, has announced it will build, own and operate the 110 MW Los Vientos V wind project in Starr County, Texas. The project will feature 55 Vestas 2 MW turbines and is expected to be online in late 2015. Garland Power & Light, Greenville Electric Utility Continue reading ?
From afar, wind turbines look like small toys spinning lazily in the wind. But get up close, and you realize what huge structures they really are: hundreds of feet tall, blade tips slicing through the air at over 100 mph. And these wind turbines can really scramble airport and weather radars. Show More Summary
By better understanding how birds and bats interact with wind turbines, developers can create wind farms that are safer for winged creatures. The post Agency Awards Grant To Study Wind Turbines’ Impact On Birds And Bats appeared first on ThinkProgress.
If you're already a portable-solar-charger sort of person, perhaps you'd like to add a portable wind turbine to your renewable charger collection? While most wind turbines are getting bigger--like this U.K. design with blades as long as a football field--a few are going in the opposite direction and aiming to become as small as possible. Show More Summary