US approves world's biggest solar energy project (Update)
The Obama administration has approved a thousand-megawatt solar project on federal land in southern California, the largest solar project ever planned on U.S. public lands.
Norway plans the world's most powerful wind turbine
Norway plans to build the world's most powerful wind turbine, hoping the new technology will increase the profitability of costly offshore wind farms, partners behind the project said Friday.
Improved structural support for wind turbines could lead to 100% greater efficiency
(Phys.org)—A University of Cambridge's Department of Engineering study suggests that offshore wind farms could be 100 per cent more efficient in terms of energy payback if manufacturers embraced new methods ...
How offshore wind turbines could be more efficient
A Cambridge University study suggests that offshore wind farms could be 100 per cent more efficient in terms of energy payback if manufacturers embraced new methods for making the structures that support ...
Constructive conflict in the superconductor
Whether a material conducts electricity without losses is not least a question of the right temperature. In future it may be possible to make a more reliable prediction for high-temperature superconductors. ...
British researchers find geese alter course to avoid wind farm
Where the wild winds blow: Stanford engineers use weather models to site offshore wind farms
(PhysOrg.com) -- Politics aside, most energy experts agree that cheap, clean, renewable wind energy holds great potential to help the world satisfy energy needs while reducing harmful greenhouse gases. Wind ...
Engineers enlist weather model to optimize offshore wind plan
Politics aside, most energy experts agree that cheap, clean, renewable wind energy holds great potential to help the world satisfy energy needs while reducing harmful greenhouse gases. Wind farms placed offshore could play ...
Google invests $280 million to spur home solar
(AP) -- Google is investing $280 million to help private homeowners put solar panels on their rooftops. It's Google's latest - and largest - investment in clean energy.
Wind farm in North Sea has positive net impact on fauna
A North-Sea wind farm has hardly any negative effects on fauna. At most, a few bird species will avoid such a wind farm. It turns out that a wind farm also provides a new natural habitat for organisms living ...
European wind power output tipped to treble by 2020: report
Energy producers expect European wind power generation to triple by 2020, with tens of thousands of new, ever-bigger wind turbines springing up, an industry body said Tuesday.
Wind energy can power much of East Coast, study says
The strong winds off the Atlantic Ocean could become a cost-effective way to power much of the East Coast -- especially North and South Carolina, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Virginia, a new study ...
S.Korea to build 8.2 billion-dollar offshore wind farm
South Korea said Tuesday it would build a massive offshore wind farm off the west coast by 2019 to develop new sources of renewable energy and help wind turbine exporters.
Powering the U.S. East Coast with offshore wind energy: A possibility?
(Phys.org)—A new analysis by Stanford researchers reveals that there is enough offshore wind along the U.S. East Coast to meet the electricity demands of at least one-third of the country.