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2012-08-15 01:18:59

The expiration of key federal incentives could bring that wave crashing down in 2013, despite a significant decline in the cost of wind energy Facing looming policy uncertainty beyond 2012, the U.S. remained one of the fastest-growing wind power markets in the world in 2011–second only to China–according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Energy and prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Roughly 6.8 gigawatts (GW) of new wind power...

2012-08-14 12:06:16

An advance simulation could save time and money in their construction and maintenance, according to Mikel Abasolo, an engineer at the University of the Basque Country Mikel Abasolo, a researcher of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), has built a simplified simulation model for wind turbines. All one has to do is enter the characteristics that the tower and its parts will have, and in a matter of seconds the model predicts the load that has to be given to each of the bolts,...

2012-08-13 15:46:46

Airfields for ultra-light aircraft are typically constructed on level ground — and so are wind farms. However, do wind power plantsgenerate turbulence that could endanger lightweight planes? A simulation can compute how these power plants influence aircraft at various wind speeds and wind directions. For a motorized hangglider or a one-seater weighing 300 kilograms: the business of flying by ultra-light aircraft is booming. That is also why numerous airfields are applying for the...

2012-08-10 23:00:57

CGE wants to give schools, municipalities, and public service sectors a break on their utility bill. This grant will award up to 25 institutions with emission free energy for five years. These institutions will be powered by the new WIND•e20 wind turbine. Brighton, MI (PRWEB) August 10, 2012 Clean Green Energy LLC “CGE” http://www.cleangreenenergyllc.com has issued a “Wind for a Better Community Grant” for schools, local governments, and public facilities....


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.