Wind farms: A danger to ultra-light aircraft?
Airfields for ultra-light aircraft are typically constructed on level ground and so are wind farms. However, do wind power plantsgenerate turbulence that could endanger lightweight planes? A simulation ...
New method to encourage virtual power plants for efficient renewable energy production
Researchers from the University of Southampton have devised a novel method for forming virtual power plants to provide renewable energy production in the UK.
Canadian wind opponents welcome noise study
(AP) Opponents of wind farms are hailing Health Canada's decision to study the possible connection between noise generated by the towering turbines and adverse health effects reported by people living close to them.
Wind farms lift the temperature in their region
Wind turbines can modify the local climate by warming the atmosphere, according to a study that revealed an increase in temperature of 0.72 degrees over a region of Texas where four large wind farms have been ...
Researchers use weather model to recommend East Coast offshore wind farms
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. But how can fluctuating wind power be ...
Vestas to install research wind turbine at Sandia facility in Texas
The initial phase of Sandia National Laboratories' Scaled Wind Farm Technology facility (SWIFT), currently being constructed in partnership with Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, will be a little bigger ...
British firm creates 1,000 wind farm jobs
British engineer Offshore Group Newcastle announced on Friday that it would create up to 1,000 jobs after receiving a government grant to help build offshore wind farms.
New metal alloy electrode designed for plus-sized ions
(PhysOrg.com) -- Storing energy from wind farms and releasing that electricity on demand requires high-capacity, low-cost batteries; sodium-ion batteries could be part of the answer now, thanks to fundamental ...
Canadians rally against wind power
Hundreds of Canadians demonstrated on Tuesday calling for an end to subsidies for wind power, saying noise from colossal turbines is making some people sick and driving down rural property prices.
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 ...
Feds, 5 states to push for Great Lakes wind farms
(AP) -- The Obama administration and five states have reached an agreement to speed up approval of offshore wind farms in the Great Lakes, which have been delayed by cost concerns and public opposition.
Reducing cash bite of wind power
The State of Illinois is facing an important renewable energy deadline in 2025, and Northwestern University's Harold H. Kung has a piece of advice for Springfield to consider now: Investment Tax Credit.
Wind energy enhancement: UC research establishes real-world wind turbine performance metrics
The production of wind-derived renewable energy is growing, and so, it's important to help wind farm owners operate at higher efficiencies with lower costs.
Work on Africa's biggest wind farm in Kenya to begin
The construction of what is to become Africa's biggest wind farm will start by June in an arid region of northern Kenya, the project's officials said on Saturday.