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US Researchers Look To Offshore Wind Farms
2012-03-22 05:00:47

Two extensive, parallel studies were released this week on the impact and advantageous planning of offshore wind power facilities on the Northeast United States coast. Wind is consistent in near-shore environments, driven by frequent shifts in temperatures between land and water. Offshore wind farms could play a large role in meeting future power needs without adding to pollution issues inherent to fossil fuel and nuclear power plants. The Northeast Coast in particular has a combination...

2012-03-21 15:33:42

A new assessment of wind energy in India by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has found that the potential for on-shore wind energy deployment is far higher than the official estimates– about 20 times and up to 30 times greater than the current government estimate of 102 gigawatts. This landmark finding may have significant impact on India´s renewable energy strategy as it attempts to cope with a massive and chronic shortage of electricity. “The main importance of this...

2010-08-19 13:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy Carolinas will no longer pursue a plan to place up to three demonstration wind turbines in the Pamlico Sound. Instead, the company and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will refocus their collaboration to study and help enable large-scale offshore wind development on the ocean side of the North Carolina coast. Since the project was announced in September 2009, in-depth analysis and engineering have been conducted. Duke...

2009-07-24 12:14:57

Energy officials say the Robin Rigg Wind Farm in Scotland's Solway Firth is set to produce electricity for the country's national grid. Jenny Hogan, a Scottish Renewables senior wind energy officer, said the Robin Rigg farm will represent the first offshore wind farm in Scotland's history when it begins producing electricity in the next few days, The Scotsman reported Friday. Scotland's first commercial offshore wind farm heralds the dawn of a new era in harvesting green energy from our seas,...

2009-04-27 14:12:54

ScottishPower said on Monday, that its Whitelee wind farm near Glasgow is on track to be completed ahead of schedule in the next few weeks. All of the 140 turbines at the farm will be ready soon, ScottishPower said, pushing its capacity to 322 megawatts, which is enough to power over 180,000 homes.  This would make it Europe's largest onshore wind farm. The company began working on the project 10 years ago, and in 2006 received a planning consent award.  In January last year, the...

2009-04-27 06:52:00

SHENYANG, China, April 27 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- A-Power Energy Generation Systems, Ltd. (Nasdaq: APWR) ("A-Power" or "the Company"), a leading provider of distributed power generation ("DG") systems in China and a fast-growing manufacturer of wind turbines, today announced it has signed a Letter of Intent ("LOI") with Jiangsu Miracle Logistics System Engineering Co., Ltd. ("Jiangsu Miracle") to source wind turbine components including hubs and main frames from Jiangsu Miracle's...

2009-04-03 12:55:16

Wind farms placed off U.S. coastlines could contribute significantly to meeting the nation's energy needs, says an Interior Department study. Turbines off the Atlantic Coast potentially could produce 1,000 gigawatts of electricity, enough to meet 25 percent of the nation's electrical demands, the study says. Turbines located off the Pacific Coast also hold great potential but would need to be placed in much deeper water than the Atlantic, posing more engineering challenges, the study said....

2008-12-16 13:45:37

While harnessing more energy from the wind could help satisfy growing demands for electricity and reduce emissions of global-warming gases, turbulence from proposed wind farms could adversely affect the growth of crops in the surrounding countryside. Solutions to this, and other problems presented by wind farms "“ containing huge wind turbines, each standing taller than a 60-story building and having blades more than 300 feet long "“ can be found blowin' in the wind, a University...

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