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Maryland could host the nation's largest offshore wind farm

The Maryland Public Service Commission is considering two proposals for offshore turbines off the coast of Ocean City, giving Maryland the potential to host the nation's largest offshore wind farm. … Click to Continue »

Wind turbine maker Vestas eyes end to green power subsidies

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Electricity generation from wind turbines could become profitable even without government subsidies in the next decade if more large-scale developments are allowed, the world's top turbine maker Vestas said on Wednesday.

Is wind power saving rural Iowa or wrecking it?

Iowa's growing energy harvest has birthed a new wave of opposition from critics who call wind turbines noisy, over-subsidized eyesores that can be dangerous.        

Denmark To Build Offshore Wind Turbine Higher Than Eiffel Tower

by Jess Shankleman (Bloomberg) Offshore wind turbines are about to become higher than the Eiffel Tower, allowing the industry to supply subsidy-free clean power to the grid on a massive scale for the first time. Manufacturers led byShow More Summary

Trump doesn’t like wind power, but the industry is rapidly creating jobs

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Although President Donald Trump has spoken against wind power, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says the fastest-growing occupation in America are wind turbine service technician jobs. U.S. wind power added jobs over nine times faster than the overall economy, the 2016 U.S. Wind Industry...

Gigantic Wind Turbines Signal Era of Subsidy-Free Green Power

by Jessica Shankleman, Brian Parkin and Anna Hirtenstein (Bloomberg) — Offshore wind turbines are about to become higher than the Eiffel Tower, allowing the industry to supply subsidy-free clean power to the grid on a massive scale for the first time. Show More Summary

Wind Gets Market Tough

Unsubsidized wind energy is arriving, onshore and off... Sami Grover, April 18, 2017 (TreeHugger) “Whether it's large offshore wind farms shattering cost reduction goals, or giant turbines generating a record amount of energy in a 24-hour...Show More Summary

Mexico’s wind farms are monitored in Spain

If there’s a problem with a wind turbine in Oaxaca’s Isthmus of Tehuantepec, there’s a technician 9,500 kilometers away who’s soon aware of it. The Spanish firm Iberdrola, which operates FULL STORY The post Mexico’s wind farms are monitored in Spain appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

Philippines wind farm generates power, jobs and curious tourists

PILILLA, Philippines (Reuters) - Wind turbines are helping the Philippines diversify its energy sources beyond fossil fuels and generating not only power, but jobs, revenue and interest among thousands of curious tourists.

Surf's up: Jetfoiler rises above the canals of Amsterdam

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The same brain behind the airborne wind turbine that was acquired by Google has set his sights on a more down-to-earth goal: making just about any body of water surfable. Former professional windsurfer, Makani Power founder and inventor...Show More Summary

New radar scanner tests wind turbine blades for defects

Thanks to the innovative radar scanner from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF, defects in the material composition of the wind turbine blades can now be detected with far greater accuracy and visualized in a cross-sectional view, thereby saving costs in production and operation. A demonstrator will be presented at this year's Hannover Messe.

Scotland Shows Global Wind’s Potential

Wind power records set in Scotland... Anmar Frangoul, 3 April 2017 (CNBC) “Scottish wind turbines sent more than 1.2 million megawatt hours of electricity to the National Grid in March…[and] produced enough electricity to meet, on average, the electrical needs of 136 percent of Scottish households, equivalent to 3.3 million homes. Show More Summary

Wind turbine maker Vestas looks at expanding into energy storage

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark's Vestas, the world's largest wind turbine maker, is keen to expand into areas such as energy storage to increase the global use of wind power and bring costs down.

Trump Conspiracy Tweetstorms Are The Infowars Of The Left

3 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

The fastest-growing career in America is not, as the Bureau of Labor Statistics would have you believe, in installing and repairing wind turbines. The fastest-growing career is doing 63 tweets in a row about why Donald Trump is a Manchurian president. Read more...

Scotland Sets Massive New Wind Power Record In March, Meeting 136% Of Households’ Needs

The winds blew strong in Scotland throughout March, apparently, as new figures show that wind turbines in Scotland generated record levels of electricity, so much so that on average, wind generated enough to supply the electrical needs...Show More Summary

Vattenfall & BMW Reach Agreement For Grid Storage Batteries

Vattenfall and BMW have inked a new grid storage agreement. The contract calls for the purchase of new lithium ion batteries to store electricity generated by company's wind turbine facilities. Vattenfall & BMW Reach Agreement For Grid...Show More Summary

Vestas Strengthens Grip On Top Wind Turbine Manufacturer Spot In 2016

New market analysis from MAKE Consulting has confirmed Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas as the leading wind turbine OEM in 2016, with the company further strengthening its stranglehold on the top spot and further distancing itself...Show More Summary

Safety Insight on Offshore Wind Industry

New safety analysis can be used to harmonise safety on board offshore vessels carrying wind turbine technicians. The Danish Maritime Authority is striving to make the International Maritime Organization (IMO) develop international standards.

New Amendment Could Reignite Fight in Legislature Over Wind Energy

In North Dakota, almost 20 percent of electricity generation comes from wind power. These turbines, near Edgeley, are among the state's 2,140-megawatt wind power capacity. New wind farms are in development to take advantage of tax credits that are being phased out. Show More Summary

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