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Why offshore wind turbines can’t handle the toughest hurricanes

Offshore wind developments are rapidly expanding. But most wind turbines are not built to withstand a direct hit from the strongest hurricanes, according to a new study. Continue reading ? The post Why offshore wind turbines can’t handle the toughest hurricanes appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Steps to the smart grid

16 hours agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Since 2010, the UK has invested an impressive £52 billion ($66 billion) in renewable energy, dramatically shifting the country’s dependence on fossil fuels. On a global scale, wind turbines, tidal power and solar panels are fast becoming the energy generation methods of choice in most developed countries.But making this transition is not as simple as […]

Look Out For 4 Megawatt Onshore & 12 Megawatt Offshore Wind Turbines, Concludes MAKE

The speed of technological innovation being seen in the wind energy sector is advancing at such a pace that we can now expect to see 4 MW onshore wind turbines and 12 MW offshore wind turbines making their way into services in the next...Show More Summary

Ryan Sheckler goes green and skates wind turbines in production; video

Happy Go Skateboarding Day! We hope you are celebrating. When you happen to take a break from that, we’d like to point you to one of the more creative skate edits we’ve seen so far this year. It involves Ryan Sheckler and some wind turbines in production. Show More Summary

Three South American countries hold over half the world’s lithium

4 days agoNews : Daily Chart

LITHIUM is a coveted commodity. Lithium-ion batteries store energy that powers mobile phones, electric cars and electricity grids (when attached to wind turbines and photovoltaic cells). Demand is expected nearly to triple by 2025.

Onshore & Offshore Wind Improve Generation In Coldest-of-Cold Days

A new study published this month has concluded that wind turbines appear to work extra hard on the coldest-of-cold days, providing much-needed electricity during some of the highest demand periods, while offshore wind energy serves as...Show More Summary

Midday open thread: New wind turbines barred for a year in TN; the harm a bullet in pelvis can cause

Today’s comic by Mark Fiore is Meanwhile, besides Russia: • An Activists’ Calendar of Resistance Events • Indivisible’s list of Resistance Events & Groups •  What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … The state of my dangerous liberal rhetoric...Show More Summary

Wind farms are hardly the bird slayers they're made out to be—here's why

People who oppose wind farms often claim wind turbine blades kill large numbers of birds, often referring to them as "bird choppers". And claims of dangers to iconic or rare birds, especially raptors, have attracted a lot of attenti...

Wind turbines can pick up the slack on coldest days

Winter days are usually less windy, but a new analysis shows turbines work harder on the coldest days, when power demand is highest.

Sheckler, Sorgente, Wright, León Present Eolo

The four flew to the heart of Asturias to skate all over the 45 tons of steel that will eventually become wind turbines The post Sheckler, Sorgente, Wright, León Present Eolo appeared first on TransWorld SKATEboarding.

GE Can Now Put Battery Storage on Any Power Plant

GE's steam, gas and wind turbines make up one-third of electricity capacity around the world. Now the industrial giant has the capability to layer batteries on top of all those generators, if desired. This week, the industrial and power giant unveiled a battery and controls package that can be integrated into any of its steam or gas turbines. Show More Summary

$100M wind project suspended following Tennessee moratorium

A $100 million wind farm project in Tennessee has been put on hold after state lawmakers passed a yearlong moratorium on new turbines being installed in the state. The Crossville … Click to Continue »

Bird Litigation: Wind Turbine Near Ottawa NWR

The American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) recently filed a lawsuit against the federal government arguing...

Environmentalists Lose Their MINDS After a ‘Green’ Wind Turbines SLAUGHTER Family Of Whales!

By Right Wing News’ Sonja Bochow Recently, what is believed to be a family of Minke whales washed up dead on a United Kingdom beach. The dead included a baby

Offshore wind turbines may not be tough enough to endure Mother Nature

Simulations of Category 5 hurricanes found that our current wind-resistance standards for offshore turbines might be lower than they should be. Video provided by Newsy        

EU’s Tidal Pilot Matches Ocean Wind Output

Tidal energy reaches another milestone June 7, 2017 (European Union Community Research and Development Information Service) “The EU-funded FLOTEC project’s tidal turbine has now matched the performance of established offshore wind turbines,...Show More Summary

Researchers compute their way toward cleaner coal plants

When you think of turbulence, you might think of a bumpy plane ride. Turbulence, however, is far more ubiquitous to our lives than just air travel. Ocean waves, smoke from fire, even noise coming from jet engines or wind turbines are all related to turbulence.

Vermont legislators table talk of new wind turbine standards

Vermont legislators have voted to put off making a decision on creating new sound standards for wind turbines. The meeting between the Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules and the Public … Click to Continue »

Blustery Winds Push European Energy Prices...Negative

Recent weather conditions in Europe have been a boon to the renewable energy grid there, pushing prices briefly negative overnight as high winds forced turbines into overdrive. Energy prices in the U.K. dipped into the negatives forShow More Summary

MHI Vestas Offshore Unveils 9.5 Megawatt Wind Turbine

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has unveiled the next iteration in its V164 wind turbine series, a 9.5 megawatt turbine that is larger than the giant London Eye ferris wheel. MHI Vestas Offshore Unveils 9.5 Megawatt Wind Turbine was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

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