It Can Power a Small Nation. But This Wind Farm in China Is Mostly Idle. Javier C. Hernandez, January 15, 2017 (NY Times) “…[The 7,000 turbines of the Jiuquan Wind Power Base, one of the world’s largest wind farms and capable of generating...Show More Summary
Wind turbines, of the Block Island Wind Farm, the first US offshore wind farm, tower above the water off the shores of Rhode Island. DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images Every January, Michael Liebreich and Angus McCrone, founder and chief editor of Bloomberg New Energy Finance respectively, look into their crystal ball and predict [...]
DNV GL has assessed the market’s new offshore turbine in development and awarded Siemens Wind Power with the Prototype Certificate for its 8 megawatt (MW) offshore wind turbine SWT-8.0-154. The prototype certification confirms all relevant safety…
They say the turbines will interfere with the Navy. But the Navy says they won't.
It's not easy -Unfortunately, one of the largest components of a wind turbine —the blades— are completely unrecyclable.Turbine blades are made from glass or carbon-fiber composites. These materials are strong, lightweight and has a significant aerodynamic advantage, but they are nearly impossible to recycle. Show More Summary
The global wind turbine market is set to experience a turbulent end to the decade, according to new figures from research and consulting firm GlobalData, which has predicted the market will rise steadily through to 2019 before dropping...Show More Summary
Solar and wind would be penalized under proposed law Wikimedia Wind turbines It’s often said that in New Zealand, there are more sheep than people. In Wyoming, there’s way more energy than people. The state, the least populous in the U.S., ranks second in overall energy production; first in coal...
Small wind turbines, for domestic and small scale commercial use, are currently relatively expensive and struggle to compete with solar solutions. The key to increasing their competitiveness is bringing down their cost and improving performance.
DONG Energy has placed an order for 450 MW worth of 8-MW wind turbines with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind for the German Borkum Riffgrund 2 project. DONG Energy Places Record 450 Megawatt Borkum Riffgrund Wind Order With Vestas was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.
A turbulence-based model of wind variations explains observed fluctuations in the power output from wind turbines. [Physics] Published Fri Jan 13, 2017
Scotland’s wind turbines provided more electricity than the country needed four days in a row Ian Johnston, January 9, 2017 (UK Independent) “…[Wind energy provided more electricity than Scotland used on 23, 24, 25 and 26 December]…The...Show More Summary
Wellington, New Zealand is considered to be the windiest city on the planet. This is good for the local wind turbines and dramatic hair-blowing photoshoots, but not so great for passengers aboard planes landing at Wellington International Airport. Show More Summary
Energy Observer, a former multi-hull race boat converted into a green vessel equipped with solar panels, wind turbines and a hydrogen fuel cell system, will be powered by wind, the sun and self-generated hydrogen. According to Florence...Show More Summary
A wind turbine stands on property used by the Iberdrola Renewables Holdings Inc. New Harvest Wind Power Project in Schleswig, Iowa, U.S., on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. Wind energy, the fastest-growing source of electricity in the U.S., is transforming low-income rural areas in ways not seen since the federal government [...]
The announcement that New York will soon close the Indian Point nuclear plant will leave a huge gap in power supply that will more likely be filled by burning more oil than building wind turbines.
Swedish power company Vattenfall has announced plans to investigate the possibility of expanding the 300 MW Thanet Offshore Wind Farm. Vattenfall Plans 34 Turbine Extension To 300 Megawatt Thanet Offshore Wind Farm was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.
Federal leasing for offshore wind grows as first U.S. offshore wind farm comes online December 30, 2016 (U.S. Energy Information Administration) “…The first commercial U.S. offshore wind farm, [the five turbine, 30 MW Block Island project,...Show More Summary
Wind Turbines in South Africa - via warrenski (Flickr) The provision of clean electricity is crucial to Africa's continued economic growth and prosperity. Currently, though, there is a gap between the necessary electric utility infrastructure...Show More Summary
A fleet of sea-ice-building wind turbines might be up to the task.