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2012-10-05 14:37:28

Sandia National Laboratories published the second annual 2012 Wind Plant Reliability Benchmark on Monday, and the results should help the nation´s growing wind industry benchmark its performance, understand vulnerabilities and enhance productivity. Until now, wind farm owners and operators had no way to compare their output with the output of similar operations. To benchmark the reliability of the U.S. wind turbine fleet and identify major causes of failures and downtime, the DOE...

Wind Energy – Enough To Power The World?
2012-09-11 08:13:01

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Carnegie Institution for Science report that there is enough energy available in winds to meet all of the world's demand, especially through the use of atmospheric turbines. Atmospheric units convert steadier and faster high-altitude winds into energy, creating even more power than ground and ocean based units. The study, published in Nature Climate Change, examines the...


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