Archive for the Category ‘Wind’

Wind Energy News: Spanish downturn a disaster for green energy

Wind Energy News: Spanish downturn a disaster for green energy

Spain’s wind turbine manufacturers are laying off workers and farmers who installed solar panels are facing ruin as austerity policies afflict the long-coddled green energy sector.

Interior Department Approves Up To 4GW Of New Renewable Energy Projects

Interior Department Approves Up To 4GW Of New Renewable Energy Projects

DOE has been considered the catalyst of renewables in America, but two major announcements by the Interior Department may have just served notice it could be the real driver of clean energy growth during President Obama’s second term.

Onshore Wind: Increased benefits for UK Communities

Onshore Wind: Increased benefits for UK Communities

In reading this press release from the Department of Energy & Climate Change and Department for Communities and Local Government for the United Kingdom, it causes me to wonder if we have similar schemes (as the British say)? Do the residents near onshore wind farms in the U.S. get to determine where the turbines will be located in relation to the scenic view, local heritage and the natural landscape? Do homeowners receive a reduction in their utility bills? Maybe this type of community engagement will spread across the pond and we will see more of this mutual benefit sharing here in America. The following is from Gov.UK.

WInd Energy News: Experts say interest in wind energy on rise

WInd Energy News: Experts say interest in wind energy on rise

Electricity generated by wind farms powered more than 350,000 Pennsylvania homes last year, and that number is expected to grow. “There’s demand,” said Titus North, executive director of Squirrel Hill-based Citizen Power. Citizen Power teamed with TriEagle Energy in August 2011 to offer renewable wind electricity service to residential customers. By the end of last [...]

Wind Energy News: Increasing the Efficiency of Wind Turbine Blades

Wind Energy News: Increasing the Efficiency of Wind Turbine Blades

To ensure wind turbines that are big in size work in a better manner, a new kind of air-flow technology may soon be introduced. Apart from other aspects, it will focus on efficiency of blades used in the wind turbines. The technology will help in increasing the efficiency of these turbines under various wind conditions. [...]

Wind Energy Solutions: Domestic Wind Power System Considerations

Wind Energy Solutions: Domestic Wind Power System Considerations

We all know that wind turbines generate electricity by harnessing the power of the wind to turn blades and a rotor, producing clean and green energy to help reduce the effects of climate change. Commercial wind turbines are starting to become a more common sight, but domestic systems are another option and could possibly save [...]

Five myths about wind energy

Five myths about wind energy

  The installation of wind farms for the production of renewable energy is continually growing. US, EU and China, the three major players in this industry have very aggressive plans for the next 10-20 years. As the wind energy industry grows, the myths surrounding wind energy also increase. The 5 most important myths are summarized [...]


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