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Wind Turbines Are Killing the Lesser Prairie Chicken

6 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

The lesser prairie chicken is a strange-looking bird, ungainly in its movement. It has honking red air sacs on its throat, a tufted feather faux-hawk and a particularly squat stature. The ill-proportioned grouse species congregates each...Show More Summary

Amazon Wind Farm Development Continues

The planned Amazon Wind Farm (Fowler Ridge) is continuing development, having now met financial close and is moving ahead on schedule, including the announcement that Siemens will supply 65 turbines and 67 transformers. Pattern Energy...Show More Summary

Block Island offshore wind farm ‘moving full speed ahead’ 

15 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

What is expected to become the first offshore wind project in the United States is finally under construction. Deepwater Wind’s 30 megawatt (MW) Block Island project will encompass five turbines and will provide energy to the Northeast. Source: Block Island offshore wind farm ‘moving full speed ahead’ – FierceEnergy

New Whirlwind-Attracting Bladeless Micro Wind Turbine Gets Harvard Cred

The new bladeless micro wind turbine from Vortex Bladeless looks like a popsicle stick, but since SunEdison and Harvard University are interested so are we New Whirlwind-Attracting Bladeless Micro Wind Turbine Gets Harvard Cred was originally...Show More Summary

Progress Eagle: Solar Powered Quantum Airplane

5 days agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

The Progress Eagle is a gigantic concept airliner by designer Oscar Viñals. It's an amazing air transit behemoth, with solar panels and a giant wind turbine. The Progress Eagle is meant to be large enough to carry 800 passengers and has a 314-foot wingspan. YouTube link (via Popular Science) The Presurfer

Realizing Our Sustainable Energy Future: Making the Participatory Grid a Reality

Chances are you've recently come across a story heralding solar panels, wind turbines, or energy storage as the solution to preparing our power grid for a low-carbon future. Each of these technologies will move us toward this goal, and...Show More Summary

Electric Car Evolution

Originally published on Sustainnovate. Following up on my articles on the history of solar power science, history of solar power policy, history of solar power manufacturing, history of wind turbines, and history of trains, here’s a piece on the history of electric cars. Show More Summary

Scientists create cheaper magnetic material for cars, wind turbines

Cerium is a widely available and inexpensive rare-earth metal. Scientists have used it to create a high-performance magnet that's similar in performance to traditional dysprosium-containing magnets and could make wind turbines less expensive to manufacture.

The Dutch Windwheel is not only a silent wind turbine – it’s also an incredible circular apartment building

Designed for the port city of Rotterdam, the Dutch Windwheel is a sustainable landmark that houses 72 apartments within a circular steel and glass frame that also serves as a silent, motionless wind turbine. In addition to harvesting energy from the wind,

Patents Forecast Technological Change

How fast is online learning evolving? Are wind turbines a promising investment? And how long before a cheap hoverboard makes it to market? Attempting to answer such questions requires knowing something about the rate at which a technology is improving. read more

A GPS-Equipped Falcon Could Keep Birds From Flying Into Wind Turbines

Birds have a bad habit of flying directly into big machines, like planes or wind turbines. This phenomenon, dubbed “ birdstrike,” usually ends, well... badly for our feathered friends. But the key to saving these doomed birds could be another bird. Read more...

WIND COULD BE GREAT ON THE GREAT LAKES

Six Wind Turbines Planned in Lake Erie April 22, 2015 (Channel 24/YouErie) “There's a plan to erect a half dozen giant wind turbines in Lake Erie, off the coast of Cleveland and Erie County is joining the Public Private Partnership working...Show More Summary

Oracle Utilities Network Management System Utilizes Data to Reduce Cost

Oracle has updated its Oracle Utilities Network Management System to help enterprises more easily and effectively integrate distributed energy resources — including rooftop solar, wind turbines and batteries — based on location and condition of use. Show More Summary

3D Printed Wind Turbine Uses Bamboo

Using wood and aluminum for wind turbines is one thing, but how about 3D printing the blades and using bamboo to hold them together? [Jeff Heidbrier] of Hero Electronics decided to try something new. He designed his own wind turbine to use cheap and readily available bamboo, with 3D printed parts. Show More Summary

Would You Rather Live Inside a Wind Turbine or a Roller Coaster? Why Not Both?

Dutch architecture studio DoepelStrijkers has designed a giant wind turbine that also contains an apartment block, a hotel, and a rollercoaster, in what is being called (by them) "the most innovative windmill in the world." They hope to bring...

Floating wind turbine in the sky Can Power whole Villages

Dan Simmons | (BBC Click) – “The floating wind turbine that could help provide power to remote communities. The helium-filled device, known as The Bat, can adjust its height to take advantage…

American Wind Energy Industry Rebounded In 2014

The American Wind Energy Association has released its annual US Wind Industry Annual Market Report, which highlights a return to momentum for the country’s wind industry jobs and turbine deployment. According to the US Wind IndustryShow More Summary

12 Brilliant designs from the Ventura Lambrate exhibit at Milan Design Week

Enessere  Hercules ENESSERE Hercules Wind Generator is a vertical axis wind turbine that converts kinetic wind power into clean electricity. Titanium, wood, carbon fiber, and marine-grade stainless steel were used to create a design via efforts of

Zero Gearbox Adds Up To Massive New Offshore Wind Turbine Opportunities

A massive new zero gearbox, permanent magnet generator from GE Power Conversion puts more muscle in those massive new offshore wind turbines Zero Gearbox Adds Up To Massive New Offshore Wind Turbine Opportunities was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Energy Tourism: The Tesla Taxi in Oslo

I suspect a fair number of you know what I mean by energy tourism – sure, you’re up for sight-seeing and museums, but you also note the local gas prices, gawk as you fly over wind turbines and grill anyone who will answer about the local energy policy issues of the day. read more

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