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Alternative Energy / Wind Power

Texas Has A New Favorite Energy Source

Texas Has A New Favorite Energy Source

Apr 17, 2019 at 12:18 | Tim Daiss

Wind power capacity in the U.S. increased by 8 percent last year, soaring to an impressive cumulative total of 96.5 gigawatts (GW), the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) said…

First Solar, Now Wind: China’s Renewable Dominance

First Solar, Now Wind: China’s Renewable Dominance

Feb 28, 2019 at 11:55 | Haley Zaremba

Wind power’s global growth rate slowed slightly last year, with a 3.6 percent drop in new installed capacity as compared to 2017’s growth rate. Despite this small dip, however, the…

Can Wind Farms Actually Weaken Hurricanes?

Can Wind Farms Actually Weaken Hurricanes?

Oct 24, 2018 at 10:22 | Precise Consultants

Now this is worth knowing about. Simulations have shown that spinning turbine blades of offshore wind farms can actually slow the wind speeds of a hurricane. Imagine all those people…

Are Europe’s Renewable Goals Too Ambitious?

Are Europe’s Renewable Goals Too Ambitious?

Jul 27, 2018 at 15:32 | Irina Slav

Wind energy in Europe is expanding, but it is not expanding evenly across the continent, a new report from Wind Europe has revealed. During the first half of the…

U.S. Wind Energy Demand Surges

U.S. Wind Energy Demand Surges

May 07, 2018 at 16:58 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Strong demand for wind power has boosted the development projects in United States to new heights. The pipeline of wind farms under construction or in advanced development in the United…

New York Unveils Offshore Wind Master Plan

New York Unveils Offshore Wind Master Plan

Feb 07, 2018 at 12:01 | Precise Consultants

Remember “The Simpsons” episode where Homer scoffs at the idea that one animal could provide all his favorite meat: bacon, ham, pork chops? “Yeah right, Lisa,” he chortles, “a…

Microsoft, Google Turn To Wind Energy

Microsoft, Google Turn To Wind Energy

Dec 01, 2017 at 17:22 | Precise Consultants

Most of us thought trawling online to grab bargains during Black Friday last week was hectic but the good folk over at Vattenfall can put us all to shame. Not…

U.S. East Coast Looks To Become Hub For Wind Power

U.S. East Coast Looks To Become Hub For Wind Power

Nov 30, 2017 at 12:45 | Precise Consultants

Things could soon get much windier in New York… As you’d expect from the land that’s home to the city that never sleeps, now that New York has embraced wind…

Overcoming Wind Energy’s Biggest Obstacle

Overcoming Wind Energy’s Biggest Obstacle

Nov 22, 2017 at 13:16 | Futurity

Vertical axis wind turbines, which may have fewer effects on birds and nearby people, could increase public support for new wind energy installations, new research suggests. With global carbon emissions…

Can Deep Water Wind Farms Power The World?

Can Deep Water Wind Farms Power The World?

Oct 11, 2017 at 16:51 | Gregory Brew

Far out to sea, amid the crashing waves of the North Atlantic, there’s a fortune to be made. According to new research, deep water wind farms could produce enough energy…

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