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Altaeros Energies floating wind turbine churns out electricity and Wi-Fi

April 2nd, 2014 at 10:04 am » Comments Off

Altaeros Energies floating wind turbine. This floating turbine, developed by Altaeros Energies could someday travel to every remote corner of the globe. There, they could deliver electricity and Internet connectivity to people and villages living off-the-grid. (Video)    



The future of wind power

March 18th, 2014 at 10:45 am » Comments Off

Sheerwind “What if you could scoop the air? Scoop it and move it downward, amplifying its kinetic energy along the way, concentrate it to a single point of intensity, the way a magnifying glass concentrates sunlight to a single incendiary point?”    



U.S. wind power accounts for 4% of energy for first time ever

March 10th, 2014 at 1:58 pm » Comments Off

The wind energy industry started 2014 with a record 12GW of wind capacity under construction. Wind power in the U.S. accounted for more than 4% of the energy on the grid last year. This is the first time this milestone has been breached. However, the distribution of wind power across states varied greatly, with some […]



UK gets more electricity from offshore wind farms than all other countries combined

February 25th, 2014 at 11:29 am » Comments Off

The UK is currently far ahead of countries like the US and China. The UK doesn’t get enough credit for its pioneering work in offshore wind power. They have helped push forward the industry and everybody else will benefit from these advances, in the same way that Germany helped turbocharge the solar industry over the past decade and […]



New battery material could make storing hours of power from wind and solar sources less expensive

January 13th, 2014 at 5:33 pm » Comments Off

Novel energy storage materials flow from the white containers into a fuel-cell like device in the foreground, where they generate electricity. It would be great if utilities would be able to store the power that wind farms generate at night when no one wants and then be able to use it when the demand is […]



Global wind power capacity expected to skyrocket

October 31st, 2013 at 9:27 am » Comments Off

Wind power could generate as much as 18 percent of global electricity by 2050. Wind energy only accounts for a small percentage of global electricity production even though we have seen more wind farms popping up over the last few years. Wind power generates only 2.6 percent of the world’s electricity, according to a new […]



The future of the energy infrastructure in the U.S.

September 19th, 2013 at 9:26 am » Comments Off

The U.S. has massive renewable energy potential. Transmission lines hold much of the same challenge and promise of the interstate highway system a century ago. The transmission network – the high voltage, long distance power lines that carry electricity from power facilities and into communities – is currently a patchwork system, lacking centralized organization or planning. […]



South Australia to reach 50% renewable energy within 10 years

September 5th, 2013 at 10:28 am » Comments Off

31 percent of South Australia’s total energy came from renewable sources in 2012 and 2013. In South Australia, one in five houses already has a rooftop solar array. Twenty-seven percent of that region’s power is derived from wind energy. New figures released by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) predict that thanks to new sources of wind and solar power […]



Wind turbine loft living not for the faint of heart

July 18th, 2013 at 8:55 am » Comments Off

Wind loft Are you looking for a place where you can get away from it all?  The designers at  Morphocode ave come up with a futuristic-looking loft space.  They have combined the age-old concept of lighthouse-style dwellings and the forward-thinking fields of offshore wind turbines. (Photos)    



The future of railways could run on wind power

July 9th, 2013 at 10:12 am » Comments Off

X-Wind’s vertical axis wind turbine. Electrified railways in Britain could be powered by up to 70% by wind turbines placed alongside the tracks, if a trial getting underway is successful.    



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