Dear Donald Trump, You've had a tricky relationship with video games over the years, just like you've had with women, black people, gays, lesbians, Muslims, Mexicans, Sir Alan Sugar, and Scottish wind turbines. One minute you're claiming they're the root of all evil. Show More Summary
The need for clean, renewable energy is growing ever more urgent in the face of worsening climate change predictions. But large scale green energy developments aren't without their environmental costs. Wind turbines can turn into deadly Cuisinarts when placed in a bird's migratory path; sprawling solar farms can displace......
NEW ORLEANS—In the middle of the sprawling Ernest N. Morial Convention Center this week, an executive from German industrial giant Siemens gave a quick history of the offshore wind turbine. The first turbine that Siemens planted in the North Sea off of Denmark 25 years ago had a generating capacity of 450 kilowatts and barely stood above the waves. Show More Summary
Think Richard Scarry, but with more bikes, high-speed rail, and wind turbines. It's a fact of the children's publishing world that toddlers love books about trains and cars. But they tend to be a little dated—Thomas the Tank Engine runs on coal. A new kids' book tells the story of a road trip and city infrastructure, based on the latest sustainable technology. Read Full Story
Spanish startup Vortex has an interesting bladeless wind turbine design that generated quite a lot of publicity last year as they went through a crowdfunding phase. Technology Review explains that the turbines harness "vorticity" - the spinning motion of air or other fluids. Show More Summary
For wind energy boosters and construction enthusiasts alike, this time-lapse video of a 100-meter high wind turbine being installed at the headquarters of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a fascinating look at one of the marvels of modern engineering. Show More Summary
Norwegian company Statoil is building the world's largest offshore floating wind farm near Scotland - and it's set to start producing energy as early as 2017. The Hywind Scotland Pilot Park wind farm will feature five turbines generating...Show More Summary
The Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has issued draft guidelines for the installation of onshore wind energy turbines. The new regulations will make sweeping changes in the guidelines issued in 1996. The regulations have been updated in order to attract new turbine makers and investors. Show More Summary
In 2012, low quality turbines and delayed grid connections wasted as much of China’s wind power potential as forced outages. But today’s picture could be quite different
A Finnish invention, a vertical axis Savonius wind turbine can be further improved shows a new study. Due to the mechanical modification of the rotor the power coefficient was shown to be increased by around 8 percent (2% units). The power coefficient is the ratio of the power extracted by the rotor to the available kinetic power in the air flow.
New figures provided by Navigant Research have seen Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind edge out Vestas as the world’s leading wind turbine supplier. In its new World Wind Energy Market Update 2016, Navigant Research found that...Show More Summary
Wind turbines at Sines, Portugal. (Paulo Valdivieso / (CC BY-SA 2.0)) Solar, wind and hydro-generated energy powered the entire country of Portugal for 107 hours in mid May. The Guardian reports: Electricity consumption in the country...Show More Summary
Researchers have discovered that a particular form of carbon coating not necessarily designed for wind turbines may indeed prove a boon to the wind industry -- a serendipitous finding.
Jose Sanchez is designing a city block. He adds trees, apartments, and a shop. But these elements need power, water, and food, so he adds wind turbines and a field of wheat. For a brief time, an equilibrium is struck, and the lights in his buildings turn on and off, and a resident appears, walking between the apartments and the shop. Show More Summary
Massive wind turbines could end up floating off Hawaii’s shores under proposals to bring more renewable energy to the islands. ||| Honolulu - Massive wind turbines could end up floating in deep ocean waters off Hawaii’s shores under proposals to bring more renewable energy to the islands. Show More Summary
Originally published on Renewables International. By Craig Morris Increasingly, there are signs that the offshore and onshore wind sectors are moving in different directions technologically. On land, generator sizes are not growing as quickly as rotor diameters, for instance. Show More Summary
(Photo: Tony Webster) Last Sunday, it was particularly sunny and windy in Germany, which meant that the country's solar energy farms and wind turbines were especially productive. They provided about 55 of the 63 gigawatts being consumed. Show More Summary
DONG Energy has declared option for a second wind turbine Service Operation Vessel with Norwegian-based shipping company Østensjø Rederi requiring the construction of a newbuild vessel. The newbuild will be sister vessel to the SOV awarded...Show More Summary
Wind energy is a valuable economic driver for rural communities. New development brings jobs to local areas, providing new customers for local businesses. Projects also provide direct annual payments to landowners who host turbines, giving them a new source of income. Local communities and counties benefit as well. Show More Summary
00:17:12:16 Steve Jobs … You know throughout the years in business I found something which was I’d always ask why you do things and the answer you invariably get is oh that’s just the way it’s done. Nobody knows why they do what they...Show More Summary