Wind Energy

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:09:00 UTC

US Regulators Look to Europe for Offshore Wind Permitting Approach

The way that developers approach offshore wind project planning for permitting in the U.S. could follow the lead of Europe’s successful offshore industry.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:21:00 UTC

How Big Will Brazil's Wind Power Market Get?

In northeast Brazil, beyond the resorts and pristine beaches, lie some of the world’s best winds for generating electricity. Welcome to Serra Branca. It’s a wind generator’s heaven.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:27:00 UTC

New Commission to Tackle Energy Transformation Geopolitics

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) this week launched the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation, with the support of the governments of Germany, Norway and the United Arab Emirates.

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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:44:47 UTC

6 Charts that Will Make You Optimistic About Clean Energy

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:44:46 UTC

Meet the Recipients of the U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Awards

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:44:46 UTC

The Temple of Turbine: Building Haliades for the Block Island Wind Farm

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:44:46 UTC

Take a Visual Tour of Vermont’s Kingdom Community Wind Project

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:54:00 UTC

Renewables in Middle East to Triple, but Gas Will Still Dominate, Says Siemens

The share of renewables in the Middle East energy mix is forecast to triple over the next 17 years — but natural gas will remain the dominant power source in the region. That’s one of the key findings of a new report published this week by Siemens.

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Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:35:00 UTC

Onshore Wind Power Now as Affordable as Any Other Source, Solar to Halve by 2020

The cost of generating power from onshore wind has fallen by around a quarter since 2010, with solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity costs falling by 73 per cent in that time, according to new cost analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The report also highlights that solar PV costs are expected to halve by 2020. The best onshore wind and solar PV projects could be delivering electricity for an equivalent of USD 3 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh), or less within the next two years.… read more
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:05:00 UTC

Wind Developer Helps Cybersecurity Firm Raise $15 Million

Invenergy Future Fund, an investment fund linked to the largest closely held U.S. wind developer Invenergy LLC, provided funding for a cybersecurity technology provider, a sign of growing interest in protecting power plants from potential threats.

 

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Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:53:00 UTC

Changing Energy Market Behind Delay of Contract for Maine’s 12-MW Floating Offshore Wind Project

Citing changes in the energy market, utility regulators in Maine have delayed a decision for a power contract that would allow development to move forward on a 12-MW floating wind farm in Maine waters.

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Tue, 09 Jan 2018 23:48:52 UTC

New materials being developed to prevent wind turbine damage

Researchers in Spain are developing new materials that will make wind turbines more resistant to the extreme climate conditions they have to withstand.read more
Tue, 09 Jan 2018 20:47:00 UTC

Victoria Government to Build Wind Plus Storage for Advanced Agriculture Facility

The government of Victoria, Australia, recently completed an agreement that supports the development of a wind plus storage facility for a crop farm in Western Victoria.

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Tue, 09 Jan 2018 15:28:03 UTC

Sun, wind, and power trading

The use of renewables like the sun and wind can cause fluctuations in power grids. But what impact do these fluctuations have on security of supply? To answer this question, scientists analyzed different types of fluctuations in several power grids in Europe, Japan, and the USA -- and came to surprising conclusions.read more
Tue, 09 Jan 2018 13:57:00 UTC

Federal Regulators Shut Down Perry’s Proposed Rule for Grid Resilience

In an order issued late yesterday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission determined that Secretary Rick Perry’s Sep. 29 notice of proposed rulemaking on grid resilience does not meet the statutory requirements of the Federal Power Act.

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