Breakthrough iron-based superconductors set new performance records
(Phys.org)—The road to a sustainably powered future may be paved with superconductors. When chilled to frigid temperatures hundreds of degrees Celsius below zero, these remarkable materials are singularly ...
Japan to survey Pacific seabed for rare earths
Japan will launch a survey of its Pacific seabed, an official said, hoping to find rare earth deposits large enough to supply its high-tech industries and reduce its dependence on China.
A new point of reference for offshore energy development
A new Department of Energy research facility could help bring the U.S. closer to generating power from the winds and waters along America's coasts and help alleviate a major hurdle for offshore wind and ocean ...
Deal on 'fiscal cliff' gives wind industry a lifeline
The wind industry spent most of 2012 begging Congress to extend the production tax credit for utility-scale wind turbines.
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. ...
A pathway for protons: Efficient delivery to material's center turns oxygen cleanly into water
(Phys.org)—Pushing protons around may sound like a small task, but it is a big part of energy independence for the United States. Moving four relatively large protons to where they are needed is easier ...
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.
Lake Erie wind farm proposal wins $4 million in federal funding
A regional team including researchers from Case Western Reserve has won $4 million to design a wind farm in Lake Erie – along with the possibility they can compete for $46 million more to build it.
Reducing underwater noise to help health of marine wildlife
(Phys.org)—Research by scientists at the University of Bath is being used to help inform new EU legislation on levels of underwater noise, with the aim of reducing the impact of noise pollution on marine wildlife.
New wave of wind energy
An offshore wind test turbine has been erected behind the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center on campus to evaluate sensor systems and controls in preparation for the installation ...
Getting to the bottom of wind turbine noise
University of Adelaide researchers are developing a sophisticated wind turbine experiment to investigate exactly how wind turbines produce noise.
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 ...
India's Suzlon 'agrees $2 bn debt restructuring'
Troubled Indian wind turbine maker Suzlon Energy has reached an agreement with its lenders to restructure loans of nearly $2 billion, a report said on Tuesday.
Weather data from nation's largest wind farms could improve US models, forecasts
Two of the nation's largest producers of wind-generated electric power will share privately-collected weather data with NOAA, providing agency scientists with additional observations from wind farms across ...