From afar, wind turbines look like such majestic things, turning lazily in the breeze and creating energy. Located on tops of mountains or in open fields, some people complain that they ruin the scenery, but I like them. And I’ve always wondered how something so big can get up to the top of a mountain. As it turns out, trucks. Trucks are how it happens. Read more...
These French-made turbines are offering a small, aesthetically pleasing approach to affordable personal energy
Once a subsidiary of Indian wind energy giant Suzlon Energy, Germany-based Senvion is set to enter the Indian market to compete with its former parent. According to media reports, Senvion SA has agreed to acquire wind turbine manufacturer Kenersys India. Show More Summary
On tiny Block Island, towering turbines generate mixed emotions about views and costs.
Wind energy would be much more plentiful if wind turbines could be placed in one long row always facing a steady wind direction. In reality, multiple constraints (e.g. land, environmental, financial, engineering) usually dictate placing turbines in several rows and closer together. Show More Summary
Rhode Island may pave way for Obama wind energy boom Timothy Cama, August 24, 2016 (The Hill) “Five wind turbines in the waters off Rhode Island’s coast will start producing electricity this fall, fulfilling a years-old clean energyShow More Summary
This might make good dessert talk: By global standards, the Block Island Wind Farm is a tiny project, just five turbines capable of powering about 17,000 homes. Yet many people are hoping its completion, with the final blade bolted into place at the end of last week, will mark the...
By Christian Roselund Last Thursday, workers using a boat-mounted crane secured the final 240-foot blade onto a massive wind turbine, anchored to the ocean floor beneath Long Island Sound. With this act the turbine, and four others like...Show More Summary
Deepwater Wind has completed attaching blades to the last of five massive, 6 MWe peak capacity wind turbines that make up the 30 MWe Block Island Wind Farm. That is one of the final steps in the process of installing and commissioning the facility. Show More Summary
Originally published on The Conversation. By Simon Watson In 1993, nine 300kW turbines were installed on the eastern pier at Blyth Harbour, near Newcastle on England’s east coast. One can question whether this really counted as an offshore wind farm, but it was the UK’s first tentative step towards building wind turbines at sea. Show More Summary
Vestas was in a precarious position in 2012, but it is now a market leader, thanks in large part to its focus on data and mathematics.
This is the Ecocapsule, a small self-sustaining home pod that looks like it came from outerspace and generates electricity via solar cells and a wind turbine. It's battery can last four days on a full charge and the pod also collects rainwater and filters it for drinking. Show More Summary
The number of new offshore wind installations in Europe went down sharply in the first half of 2016, but investment grew to a record €14 billion, promising higher growth in the coming years. Siemens installed all 114 new turbines in Europe in 2016 and has a global market share of 64%, according to new reports from WindEurope and PlanetOS.
Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has reported another strong quarter, enough so that it has increased its full-year revenue guidance, making shareholders very happy. Published this week, Vestas’ interim financial report for the...Show More Summary
The US uses an astounding amount of energy: about 97 quadrillion BTUs, or about 18% of world's total energy consumption. And demand is only going to increase over time. The majority of the energy the country generates — which powersShow More Summary
Three wind turbines from the Deepwater Wind project off Block Island, R.I., are viewed Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. Deepwater Wind's $300 million five-turbine wind farm off Block Island is expected to be operational this fall.(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) Deepwater Wind is attaching blades this week to the last of five massive, 6 [...]
by Jessica Shankleman (Bloomberg) Britain could scrap the 18 billion-pound ($23 billion) nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point and get the same amount of electricity from offshore wind turbines for roughly the same investment. That’sShow More Summary
Suzlon Energy, once India’s largest (and the fourth largest globally) wind turbine manufacturer, expects to emerge from the darkest financial period since it was founded, by March of next year. Suzlon Energy chairman Tulsi Tanti recently...Show More Summary
Wind turbines in Scotland recently pumped enough electricity in the National Grid to power the whole nation's homes and businesses for the first time on record.