Constructing offshore wind turbines in port rather than onsite in variable conditions has been found to be the most cost-effective method, according to research published this week by researchers from the University of Delaware. Constructing...Show More Summary
Working closely with industry partners, University of Delaware researchers have developed a new method for constructing offshore wind farms and proven that it is cheaper, faster and could make possible offshore wind deployment at a scale and pace able to keep up with the region's scheduled retirements of nuclear and coal-fired power plants.
Construction has started on the foundations for 28 turbines at the Crookwell 2 wind farm which will collectively be able to power about 41,600 Canberra homes – or around one-quarter of Canberra households. Standing 160 metres tall and 130 metres wide, the turbines will cost $125 million and produce around 304,000-megawatt hours of power per […]
The notion of tethered wind turbines that generate electricity from abundant and reliable high-altitude winds seems futuristic. Now, KAUST research led by Georgiy Stenchikov has identified the most favorable areas for high-altitude wind-energy...Show More Summary
(King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)) Wind turbines suspended high in the sky have potential as an alternative power source for Saudi Arabia.
The notion of tethered wind turbines that generate electricity from abundant and reliable high-altitude winds seems futuristic. Now, KAUST research led by Georgiy Stenchikov has identified the most favorable areas for high-altitude wind-energy systems in the Middle East.
Running wind turbines is a costly business but Brunel engineers are developing a digital platform that ramps up efficiency and halves costs.
In a study published on Oct. 9 researchers estimated that deepwater offshore turbines could produce three to five times as much energy as land-based turbines.
Wind farms provide Scotland with much of its power these days, and the Scottish Government would like to have 100% of Scotland's energy to come from renewable energy technology like wind turbines. Before these massive turbines can be...Show More Summary
Vermont lawmakers have voted down a rule that would have required large wind turbine projects to be built thousands of feet away from nearby homes. The Burlington Free Press reports … Click to Continue »
Wind turbines generating electricity Steven Hayward, a Senior Resident Scholar at Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies, has produced a report for Minnesota’s Center of the American Experiment which finds that power sources like wind and solar aren’t really accomplishing what their supporters say they are. Show More Summary
Europeans are working on a giant artificial island in the middle of the North Sea. It will be 6 km2 and it will service up to 7,000 wind turbines, to provide green energy for 80 million Europeans. The island is going to feature a landing strip and harbor and will cost $1.45 billion for just the foundation.
The Oklahoma Legislature is considering restrictions on wind turbines near military bases. The Oklahoman reports that at a hearing Tuesday of the House Transportation Committee heard from military officials and … Click to Continue »
Wind is one of the cleanest energy sources available, and the US is sitting next to a gold mine. A new study has found that wind speeds over the oceans could allow offshore turbines to generate far more energy than a land-based windShow More Summary
A new study provides a future goalpost for possible energy sources.
Wind power's potential is far greater if turbines are placed in the open ocean, where winds rebound more quickly
In an amazing video posted by Nooteboom Trailers, a semi truck in Scotland carrying a 200-foot wind turbine blade makes an extremely sharp turn onto a narrow bridge. The rear steering dolly on the back of the trailer helped the driver make the 90-degree turn, much like the logging truck with a full load that...
(Carnegie Institution for Science) Because wind speeds are higher on average over ocean than over land, wind turbines in the open ocean could in theory intercept more than five times as much energy as wind turbines over land. This presents an enticing opportunity for generating renewable energy through wind turbines. Show More Summary
This is a video of a truck carrying a 197-foot long wind turbine blade making a 90-degree right turn across a bridge thanks to the trailer's high clearance and steerable rear wheels (previously). I included two versions of the videoShow More Summary
Commentary: It was the video that mesmerized millions last week. But the owner of the transport company tells me it has to make the astonishing turn almost 200 times.