Solar and wind energy may stabilise the power grid
(Phys.org)—Renewable energies such as wind, sun and biogas are set to become increasingly important in generating electricity. If increasing numbers of wind turbines and photovoltaic systems feed electrical ...
Largest wind farm in Kansas to begin operation soon
The largest wind farm to be built in Kansas is set to begin operations by the end of the year.
Cape Wind, Siemens agree to Siemens turbines for offshore wind farm
Gold rush-era discards could fuel cellphones, TVs (Update)
(AP)—Across the U.S. West, early miners digging for gold, silver and copper had no idea that one day something else very valuable would be buried in the piles of dirt and rocks they tossed aside.
Turning plastic bags into high-tech materials
University of Adelaide researchers have developed a process for turning waste plastic bags into a high-tech nanomaterial.
Highly active catalysts could be key to improved energy storage in fuel cells and advanced batteries
MIT researchers have found a new family of materials that provides the best-ever performance in a reaction called oxygen evolution, a key requirement for energy storage and delivery systems such as advanced ...
Study determines best arrangement of tidal sails device
In the long sprint to find new sources of clean, low-cost power, slow and steady might win the race—the slow-moving water of currents and tides, that is. Just as wind turbines tap into the energy of flowing ...
Foreign wind farms cause uproar in Mexican villages
Foreign energy firms have flocked to a narrow region of southern Mexico, known as one of the world's windiest places, to build towering wind turbines, but some projects have angered and torn indigenous villages.
New inexpensive, efficient catalysts offer viable way to store and reuse renewable energy
Two University of Calgary researchers have developed a ground-breaking way to make new affordable and efficient catalysts for converting electricity into chemical energy.
Localized wind power blowing more near homes, farms and factories
Americans are increasingly installing wind turbines near their homes, farms and businesses to generate their own energy, concludes a new report released today.
Fuel cell park in Connecticut is on board for 2013
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.
Engineers develop new tests to cool turbine blades, improve engines
(Phys.org) —Engineers know that gas turbine engines for aircraft and power plants are more efficient and burn less fuel when they run at temperatures high enough to melt metal. But how to raise temperatures ...
When the wind blows: New wind energy research focuses on turbine arrangement, wind seasonality
(Phys.org) —Research into the best ways to arrange wind turbines has produced staggering results—quite literally.