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
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
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
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.
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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
Addressing noise and visual pollution associated with wind energy generation in urban contexts, these trunk-style towers support suspended leaf-shaped turbine...
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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...
Combining solar PV and vertical axis wind turbines into a single modular unit, the SolarMill is billed as "world’s first integrated hybrid technology"
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
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 […]
A recycling center’s turbine could pave the way for industrial-scale wind power in New York City.
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
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
Four years to get approval of a small power source.
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
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