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Offshore Wind Farms Vulnerable To Hurricanes
2012-02-15 14:34:29

In a world of green energy aficionados, offshore wind farms have become all the rage. Yet with the U.S. poised to invest untold billions in the environmentally friendly power source, a recent study has caused many to question the financial liabilities associated with what now seems a very risky investment. According to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, yearly offshore hurricanes would likely destroy roughly half of the proposed wind turbines...

2011-07-15 00:00:36

Wind Energy Update: Unless an offshore wind farm is optimally designed, even the most powerful offshore wind turbine will under-perform. While there will always be a trade-off between turbine performance losses and wind farm lay-out cost savings, the trick is knowing how to strike the right balance, says Wind Energy Update's 2011 Offshore Wind Installation and Construction Report. London (PRWEB) July 14, 2011 Unless an offshore wind farm is optimally designed, even the most powerful...

2011-06-21 00:00:28

Unless an offshore wind farm is optimally designed, even the most powerful offshore wind turbine will under-perform. While there will always be a trade-off between turbine performance losses and wind farm lay-out cost savings, the trick is knowing how to strike the right balance, says the latest Wind Energy Update Offshore Wind Installation and Construction Report. (PRWEB) June 20, 2011 A host of factors need to be considered when fine-tuning an offshore wind farm's final layout - geology...

2011-04-05 08:15:00

First-in-the-nation voluntary agreement continues work to protect wildlife and its habitats HARRISBURG, Pa., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Pennsylvania and the nation seek alternative sources of energy, the Pennsylvania Game Commission has released its second report summarizing survey results and other associated activities, through June 30, 2010, which are a product of the voluntary agreements signed by the state's wildlife agency and 30 wind energy companies working in the...

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2010-11-01 10:30:00

Study shows a 1 percent annual energy loss and 44-93 percent reduction in bat fatalities While wind energy has shown strong potential as a large-scale, emission-free energy source, bat and bird collisions at wind turbines result in thousands of fatalities annually. Migratory bats, such as the hoary bat, are especially at risk for collision with wind turbines as they fly their routes in the forested ridges of the eastern U.S. This loss not only impacts the immediate area, but is also...

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2009-06-08 06:35:00

The world's first water-based, electricity-generating wind turbine is set to be installed off the coast of Norway this coming weekend. Alexandra Beck Gjorv of the Norwegian-based energy concern Statoil told reporters this weekend that the new floating wind power station, known as the Hywind, "should help move offshore wind farms out of sight". If it proves successful, explained Gjorv, it could spur an industry-wide shift to relocate wind farms to locations several miles offshore where they...

2008-10-06 18:00:31

British researchers say they've determined wind farms pose less of a danger to farmland birds than was previously feared. The study led by Mark Whittingham of Newcastle University involved bird surveys on arable farmland around two wind farms in the East Anglian area. They recorded nearly 3,000 birds from 23 different species and found wind turbines had no affect on the distribution of seed-eating birds. Common pheasants -- the largest and least maneuverable species -- were the only birds...

2008-10-03 15:00:26

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF A group of Fort Kent residents is proposing a moratorium on industrial wind turbines within town limits until local officials can develop ordinances governing the enormous structures. The group has gathered roughly 220 signatures on a petition seeking a 180-day moratorium on construction of commercial wind power facilities as well as processing of any applications. The petition would allow the Town Council to extend the moratorium or cancel it once Fort...

2008-10-02 12:06:52

How 'green' can you get? How about a program that recycles wind turbines and sells them to farmers? It's called the 'Ultimate Recycling Project' by one Massachusetts-based company which is working to refurbish and find new homes on farms across the US for the wind turbines being retired from the large wind farms of California. Aeronautica Windpower (AeronauticaWind.com), located in 'America's Hometown' of Plymouth, Massachusetts, is betting that US farmers are the perfect owners for...


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