High-flying turbine produces more power
For Altaeros Energies, a startup launched out of MIT, the sky's the limit when it comes to wind power.
Spanish island to be fully powered by wind, water
The smallest and least known of Spain's Canary Islands, El Hierro, is making a splash by becoming the first island in the world fully energy self-sufficient through combined water and wind power.
Morocco wind farm, Africa's biggest, starts generating power
Africa's largest wind farm, at Tarfaya in southwestern Morocco, has started generating electricity and will be capable of meeting the electricity needs of several hundred thousand people, officials say.
Ikea buys wind farm in Illinois
These days, Ikea is assembling more than just furniture. About 150 miles south of Chicago in Vermilion County, Ill., the home goods giant is building a wind farm large enough to ensure that its stores will never have to buy ...
German government okays wide reform of green power switch
The German government approved Tuesday a sweeping reform of a law on its vaunted green "energy transformation" to reduce subsidies for renewables and stem rising electricity prices.
Wind energy: On the grid, off the checkerboard
As wind farms grow in importance across the globe as sources of clean, renewable energy, one key consideration in their construction is their physical design—spacing and orienting individual turbines to ...
Buoyant Airborne Turbine to harness winds in Alaska
Wind farms can provide society a surplus of reliable clean energy, study finds
The worldwide demand for solar and wind power continues to skyrocket. Since 2009, global solar photovoltaic installations have increased about 40 percent a year on average, and the installed capacity of wind ...
House panel subpoenas on wind power, eagle deaths
House Republicans are seeking to compel the Obama administration to turn over uncensored, internal documents related to its enforcement of environmental laws at wind farms where eagles and other protected birds have been ...
Making it easier to plan offshore wind farms
When planning an offshore wind farm, it is important to consider the wind, waves and the seabed at the location where the turbines will stand. Researchers have now developed a dedicated tool that gives ...
Climate risk from wind farms is minimal, study says
Concerns that giant wind farms aimed at easing climate change in fact aggravate the problem are misplaced, a scientific study said on Tuesday.
Active power control of wind turbines can improve power grid reliability
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), along with partners from the Electric Power Research Institute and the University of Colorado have completed a comprehensive study to understand how wind ...
Germany eyes swift cuts in renewable energy subsidies
Germany's new energy minister has outlined cuts in subsidies to producers of renewable energy as the country wrestles with soaring costs from its nuclear power exit, according to a document obtained by AFP ...
Vibrations reveal state of bridge ropes
The new ResoBridge method has been developed to check bridges during running traffic within one day. It measures the vibrations of the tensioning ropes of externally prestressed concrete bridges. The test ...