PacifiCorp Energy pleads guilty in bird deaths (Update)
Wind farm operator PacifiCorp Energy will pay $2.5 million in fines after pleading guilty Friday to charges related to the deaths of protected birds in Wyoming.
Students help Cornish dairy embrace renewables revolution
Students from the University of Exeter are helping a family-run Cornish business reduce their carbon footprint by embracing the renewables revolution.
Tidal turbine success signals buoyant future for marine-based energy
A scaled down floating tidal turbine has been successfully put to sea off the Orkney Islands in Scotland, an achievement that represents a significant milestone in the development of a viable European marine-based ...
Wind farms to do not affect property values, study finds
Wind turbine developments have no effect on property values of nearby homes and farms, according to new research from the University of Guelph.
Power generation technology for ammonia combustion in a gas turbine
Researchers have successfully generated 21 kW of power using a gas turbine driven by bifuel where kerosene equivalent to 30 % was replaced by ammonia in a commissioned research under the Energy Carrier project ...
Wind turbine warning for wildlife
Careful planning measures must be put into place to ensure small wind turbine developments do not cause bat and bird population decline, according to new University of Stirling research.
Mobile radio passive radar makes harbors safer
Many coastal areas and harbors go almost unprotected against acts of terror. Soon a new sensor system relying on signal echoes from cell towers can quickly detect even the smallest of attack boats. This mobile ...
Smart anti-icing system for rotor blades
In very cold climate zones, the wind can blow with tremendous force. But wind turbines have rarely been built in these regions up to now. The risk of ice formation on the rotor blades is just too high. But ...
Smart data increases the efficiency of wind farms
Siemens monitors thousands of wind power plants around the world to operate them as efficiently as possible. The company recently opened a remote diagnostics center in Brande, Denmark, where sensor data from ...
Computer to simulate harbor porpoises
Researchers at Aarhus University, Denmark, use a computer model to predict the impact of new offshore wind farms on the population of harbour porpoises in the North Sea. A consortium of international energy ...
Testing turbines to save energy
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. But a little knowledge can also be comforting. For anyone who has sat on a jet airplane at takeoff, tense and sweaty-palmed, wondering how in the world this ...
Sociologists describe community support for wind farms
Harnessing wind as a powerful source of renewable energy in the Midwest means coming to terms with a landscape dotted with wind towers.
Wearable tech for the battlefield and people at risk for heart attacks
Wearable devices can count the steps you take and the calories you burn. But can they help soldiers in the field? Or prevent someone from having a heart attack?
An autopilot for steering flying windmills
The idea of using kites to collect the energy produced by high altitude winds has been gaining ground amidst the scientific community. EPFL researchers have developed an autopilot device to control and optimize ...