Posts Tagged ‘Farms’

Texas wind farms might have dodged a bullet with Hurricane Harvey

Most of the wind farms are in West Texas, far away from the coast. During the hurricane, they continued operating normally. View full post on Wind Power News

Black Hawk County supervisors have rejected calls for a temporary ban on wind farms

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that none of the supervisors at Tuesday's meeting made a motion to approve the proposed 90-day moratorium. The group Cedar Valley Citizens for Responsible Wind Energy had sought the moratorium so county officials could get more public input on potential changes to the 2011 ordinance governing wind towers. View full […]

Wind Power Coating: Advent for Smart Coating Systems for Offshore Wind Farms to Bolster Demand

The Wind Power Coating Market is dominated by Asia Pacific owing to government initiatives to minimize greenhouse gas emission in the region. The aim to lower operating costs of independent power producers and utilities is driving the global Wind Power Coating Market. View full post on Wind Power News

Gulf Coast wind farms become essential for Texas wind energy

The Houston Chronicle reports that although the generating capacity and wind speeds on the Gulf are lower than those on west Texas wind farms, Gulf wind is more reliable during peak power demand periods. North Carolina-based Duke Energy developed its first wind farm on the Gulf in 2012. View full post on Wind Power News

Proposed wind farms need to be scrutinized

Clean energy generators such as wind power are the wave of the future as the U.S. and other countries wean themselves off pollutant makers such as oil and coal. Wind energy has several benefits. View full post on Wind Power News

Offshore Wind Farms Offer Subsidy-Free Power for First Time

German's electricity grid regulator approved bids to build what will be the first offshore wind farms that depend entirely on market prices instead of government support and subsidy. The decision by Bundesnetzagentur, or BNetzA, grants power purchase agreements for 1,490 megawatts of wind farms to be built in the North Sea. View full post on […]

Renewables roadshow: how Broken Hill went from mining to drag queens and solar farms

The home of BHP and Mad Max can now take credit for kickstarting the large-scale solar industry in Australia Broken Hill is the birthplace of modern mining in Australia. It lends its initials “BH” to the mining giant BHP, and in January 2015 in an Australian first, the so-called Silver City was added to the […]

Xcel plans $1.6B wind farms in NM, West Texas

Xcel Energy has announced plans to invest $1.6 billion to build wind farms in eastern New Mexico and West Texas. Xcel plans $1.6 billion wind farms in New Mexico, West Texas PORTALES, N.M. – Xcel Energy has announced plans to invest $1.6 billion to build wind farms in eastern New Mexico and West Texas. View […]

Offshore Wind Farms in Japan

With the world's 6th largest sea space, Japan's long-term potential for offshore wind energy is estimated by the Japan Wind Power Association to be approximately 600GW. Actual investment in offshore wind projects, however, has been extremely limited. View full post on Wind Power News

Shifting currents for proposed wind farms off N.C. coast

As the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management prepares to lease the first of three North Carolina wind energy sites, progress on a pair of locations off Southeastern N.C. remains stalled. In response to concerns about how the Wilmington area could affect North Atlantic right whale habitat areas and the wind power available to a […]