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Keeping Realistic Expectations About Wind Energy
2013-02-25 19:01:14

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to new research from the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the notion that wind energy presents an unending supply of power might be a bit misleading. While there may be no end to breezes and gusts, the way we harness them could be counterproductive, according to applied physicist David Keith. His latest research, which applies mesoscale atmospheric modeling, finds large-scale wind farms will not be...

2013-02-12 14:51:38

A new approach is available for real-time monitoring of the structural health of wind turbine components during exposure to turbulences Physicists have now developed a new method for analyzing the elastic characteristics of mechanical structures subjected to disturbances, akin to the turbulences affecting wind turbines. These results are about to be published in EPJ B by Philip Rinn and his colleagues at the ForWind Center for Wind Energy Research at the University of Oldenburg, Germany....

High-Tech Robotic Fish Glides Through Water With Great Ease
2013-01-17 12:54:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists from the Michigan State University made a number of improvements on a high-tech robotic fish. The new fish, called Grace, was designed and built by Xiaobo Tan, an MSU associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, and his team. They equipped the new fish with an array of sensors, allowing it to travel autonomously through the water, as well as measure water temperature, quality and other pacts. These...

Federal Wind Energy Tax Credit Set To Expire
2012-12-30 10:53:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online As 2012 draws to a close, American energy companies are racing to complete wind turbines in order to take advantage of a federal tax credit that expires once the clock strikes midnight on December 31. According to Matthew L. Wald of the New York Times, developers will need to have their wind farms fully operational before Tuesday in order to take advantage of a special wind energy tax credit. Companies that meet the...


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