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  • More wind power and cheaper electricity possible on existing EU networks

    Europe's transmission grid capacity can be used more efficiently, bringing far more power online, the EU-funded TWENTIES project has found. By, measuring power lines' temperature in real time rather than theoretically, for example, 10% more power can be put on the transmission and distribution grids. Moreover, deploying TWENTIES technologies could reduce power prices in the German system by 2.2%, ...


    By WindEurope

  • High Altitude Wind Power Generation Marks a New Milestone in the Renewable Energy Roadmap, Finds Frost & Sullivan

    High altitude wind energy, if developed and executed effectively, has the potential to replace a significant percentage of the power generated from oil and traditional wind turbines. Turbines in conventional windmills are located at heights ranging from 100 meters to 200 meters; however, wind flow is more consistent and quicker at altitudes above 500 meters. Therefore, winds at this altitude ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Possible effects of giant wind farms on the weather

    Wind power can make a large contribution towards renewable energy targets but there are concerns about their impacts on the weather. A new study models the effects of a hypothetical giant wind farm in North America on the weather. The researchers suggest that it could be possible to use these effects positively. The EU set itself the target of increasing the share of renewables in energy use in ...

  • New Book Explains Meteorology for Wind Energy Professionals

    The fundamentals of meteorology dictate the success or failure of wind projects, says Dr Landberg, yet many of the industry’s decision makers lack a ready resource for understanding the important theoretical concepts they need. “In Meteorology for Wind Energy: An Introduction, I have focused on the requirements of the industry, explaining the important concepts that are directly ...


    By DNV GL - Software

  • Loeriesfontein wind farm turbine foundations amongst the world’s greenest

    Loeriesfontein Wind Farm has announced that its wind turbine foundations are utilising one of the world’s lowest quantities of Portland cement in the concrete formulation.  The foundations are designed using an 89% replacement of cement, resulting in, what we believe to be, one of the world’s lowest carbon footprints for any wind farm foundation; according to research scientist, ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • The power within – geothermal energy comes of age

    Next week hundreds of energy experts from around the world will gather in Vancouver to discuss one of the least understood, but potentially the most powerful forms of clean energy. They will be attending the Third Annual Conference and Trade Show of the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association (CanGEA). Geothermal means earth-heat. Its origins stem from the very formation of our planet, in ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Major new Cebr Report on the Economic Benefits of Offshore Wind for the UK Published

      The Centre for Economics and Business Research, commissioned by Mainstream Renewable Power, reveals Offshore Wind will more than pay for itself in future and reap rich rewards in terms of jobs and UK GDP. The Cebr report finds: *Offshore wind sector to boost UK GDP by 0.2% by 2015 and by ...


    By Mainstream Renewable Power

  • China: powering China`s development: the role of renewable energy

    As the second largest energy consumer in the world, China's need for secure, affordable, and environmentally sustainable energy for its 1.3 billion people is palpable. In the space of just a few years, China has become a global leader in renewable energy investment and industry, and much more growth is expected, write Eric Martinot and Li Junfeng, authors of a new Worldwatch Institute report. In ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Energy Department announces $60 million to drive affordable, efficient solar power

    Building on President Obama’s broad-based plan to cut carbon pollution and support clean energy innovation across the country, Energy Secretary Moniz announced today about $60 million to support innovative solar energy research and development. As part of the Department’s SunShot Initiative, these awards will help lower the cost of solar electricity, advance seamless grid integration ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • MIT analysis suggests generating electricity from large-scale wind farms could influence climate — and not necessarily in the desired way.

    Wind power has emerged as a viable renewable energy source in recent years — one that proponents say could lessen the threat of global warming. Although the American Wind Energy Association estimates that only about 2 percent of U.S. electricity is currently generated from wind turbines, the U.S. Department of Energy has said that wind power could account for a fifth of the nation’s electricity ...

  • Rebalancing the nuclear debate through education

    Better physics teaching with a particular emphasis on radioactivity and radiation science could improve public awareness through education of the environmental benefits and relative safety of nuclear power generation, according to leading Brazilian scientist Heldio Villar. He suggests that it might then be possible to have a less emotional debate about the future of the industry that will ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Chile, a Sun and Sea ‘Mine’

    The country, which is famous for its metal ores, also has abundant renewable energy. With 2,380 hours a year of exposure and a radiation percentage higher than that of the Sahara, it has a considerable growth potential in solar PV, and the long Ocean coastline offer significant development prospects for marine energy. Chile, which is famous in the world for its huge underground copper and ...


    By Enel Green Power SpA

  • German Foreign Office supports DESERTEC Foundation with Dialogue in Morocco and Tunisia

    Are large-scale solar and wind power plants compatible with the interests and needs of people in North Africa? Will the local population be able to participate in and to benefit from industrial-scale projects? The DESERTEC Foundation is very convinced they will. DESERTEC places issues like water scarcity and energy poverty in the centre of its vision. Since there is, however, a multitude of ...


    By DESERTEC Foundation

  • EnviTec Biogas makes plants fit for the future

    The most northerly village in North Rhine-Westphalia is setting standards in flexibilisation. With the addition of two combined heat and power (CHP) units from GE Jenbacher, the operators of Bioenergie Preußisch Ströhen are investing in the future of their biogas plant in the Minden-Lübbecke district. The twin 500 kW standard plant now offers the option of seasonal operation. ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • Generating the future: UK energy systems fit for 2050

    Fundamental restructuring of the UK"s entire energy system is unavoidable if it is to meet future energy demand while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050, even assuming that energy demand in all sectors can be substantially reduced, according to a report by the Royal Academy of Engineering. If we are to achieve this, the scale of the undertaking will require the biggest ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Berkeley Lab receives US$7m for enhanced geothermal energy technologies

    As the world’s energy needs grow ever greater, scientists are charged with finding new ways to expand clean-energy resources and tap new ones. One such resource is geothermal energy, or heat mining, in which the heat acquired by fluid circulation deep in the Earth’s crust is tapped for conversion to electricity. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has been awarded $7 million in American ...

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