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Wind farms perform best when the sun is out

When set up in groups, wind turbines in the front rows cast a wind shadow on those behind them, lowering their performance. These effects dissipate fastest under convective conditions, say EPFL researchers in a recent publication.

dateMar 20, 2015 in General Physics
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Golden eagles studied by satellite

Large-scale wind farm establishment may have a negative effect on Sweden's golden eagles. In a unique project in northern Sweden, scientists at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) are trapping adult golden ...

dateOct 25, 2010 in Ecology
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Just how green is wind power?

Wind power may have a positive image, but setting up offshore wind farms is complicated and energy-intensive. Because Siemens promises its customers and the authorities a high degree of transparency for the environmental ...

dateMar 30, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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