Posts Tagged ‘Away’

How the London Array blows away the competition in green energy

The Thames estuary is home to the world’s largest offshore wind farm – a model for exploiting the potential of Britain’s gusty coastlines At the widest point of the Greater Thames estuary, 12 miles north of the Kent coast and 12 miles south of Essex, lies the London Array – the largest operational offshore wind […]

This Renewable Energy Source Blew Solar Away in 2015

Solar energy soared in 2015, notching more capacity additions than ever before. But if the recent demise of several solar companies teaches us anything, it’s that investors who stare too long into the sun can get burned. View full post on Wind Power News

Researchers’ idea will blow you away: 656-foot long blades on wind turbines

A wind turbine turns as giant turbine blades lie awaiting new construction at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado in March 2009. A wind turbine turns as giant turbine blades lie awaiting new construction at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado in March 2009. View full post on Wind Power News

Sea-level rise too big to be pumped away

Future sea-level rise is a problem probably too big to be solved even by unprecedented geo-engineering such as pumping water masses onto the Antarctic continent. The idea has been investigated by scientists at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact. View full post on Wind Power News

Wind power is so cheap at night in Texas, some companies give it away

In Texas, you could have a full-out appliance party at your house – with the dishwasher whirring, oven broiling, and laundry spinning – and as long as it’s after 9 p.m. and you’re on the right electricity plan, the extra energy use won’t cost you a thing. More than 50 Texas utility companies are offering […]

Utility Gives Away Electricity in Texas

In Texas, wind farms are generating so much energy that some utilities are giving power away. It is possible because Texas has more wind power than any other state, accounting for roughly 10 percent of the state’s generation. View full post on Wind Power News

Mineola Middle Schoolers Blow Away Wind Turbine Competition

Thirty-eight students from Mineola Middle School recently participated in the Kid Wind competition, where students brought their completed wind turbines and competed against their peers from across Long island. The students were evaluated on their blade design, knowledge of wind power, innovation of turbine and how many watts were generated. View full post on Wind […]

Iowa’s new wind energy report will blow you away

The Iowa Wind Energy Association report shows Iowa produces the highest percentage of electricity by wind of any state. That’s 28.5 percent of electricity from wind energy or 5,688 megawatts by the end of 2014. View full post on Wind Power News

Wind Power Blows Away Coal and Gas in Nordic Countries

Wind power is blowing gas and coal-fired turbines out of business in the Nordic countries, and the effects will be felt across the Baltic region as the renewable glut erodes utility margins for thermal power stations. OSLO – Wind power is blowing gas and coal-fired turbines out of business in the Nordic countries, and the […]

Merkel’s Green Push Blows Away German Coal-Power Profits: Energy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s campaign to limit climate change with an energy system based on renewable sources is cutting into profits of companies that still provide 57 percent of the power that keeps Europe’s biggest economy humming. View full post on Wind Power News