Study suggests real-world generating capacity of wind farms at large scales has been overestimated
Research by Harvard professor David Keith suggests that the global capacity for energy generation from wind power has been overestimated, and that geophysical / climate effects of turbines will reduce the ...
Entrepreneur receives funding for 'tornado' power generator
Delft professor puts kites high on list for renewable energy
Denmark champions wind power, sets record
The secrets of owls' near noiseless wings
Many owl species have developed specialized plumage to effectively eliminate the aerodynamic noise from their wings – allowing them to hunt and capture their prey in silence.
Vestas says record powerful wind turbine in operation
Danish wind technology giant Vestas said on Thursday that the world's most powerful wind turbine has begun operating, sweeping an area equivalent to three football fields.
New study reveals unexpected disappearance of superconducting fluctuations at super-cold temperatures
(Phys.org)—The next generation of sustainable energy systems, from magnetic storage to offshore wind turbines, hinges in part on high-temperature superconductors (HTS), which can carry current with zero ...
New method uses patent data to estimate a technology's future rate of improvement
How fast is online learning evolving? Are wind turbines a promising investment? And how long before a cheap hoverboard makes it to market?
Buoyant Airborne Turbine to harness winds in Alaska
First-of-a-kind supercritical CO2 turbine
Toshiba Corporation today announced that it will supply a first-of-a-kind supercritical CO2 turbine to a demonstration plant being built in Texas, USA. The plant will be developed by NET Power, LLC, a U.S. venture, together w ...
Wind power—even without the wind
Offshore wind could provide abundant electricity—but as with solar energy, this power supply can be intermittent and unpredictable. But a new approach from researchers at MIT could mitigate that problem, ...
International project will improve wind farm efficiency and profitability
AWESOME, financed in the European Commission's Horizon 2020 programme, gathers some of Europe's most prominent research centres, universities and businesses in the field of wind power with a view to enhancing knowledge on ...
Superconductors for efficient wind power plants: Researchers develop cooling system for novel generator
(Phys.org)—An efficient, robust, and compact wind power plant with a 10 MW superconducting generator is being developed by partners from industry and science within the recently established EU project SUPRAPOWER. ...
Personality clue to 'wind turbine syndrome'
(Phys.org) —Public concern about new technology infrastructure like mobile phone masts has been shown to trigger reports of ill health… and recently even the new 'green' technology of wind turbines has ...