Europe’s renewable energy revolution

Posted on Friday, March 17th, 2017 by

More than 2km down a dark tunnel deep inside a Norwegian mountain, a drilling machine is boring out holes in the rock. It’s part of a major project that will connect Britain to Norway’s huge hydroelectric power supplies, passing power lines through the mountain near Kvilldal, southwest Norway, before laying the world’s longest undersea […]

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Large-scale floating offshore wind power is finally here

Posted on Friday, March 10th, 2017 by

Offshore wind energy has been growing like crazy in the last few decades—so much so that there’s even talk of serious talk of multi-gigawatt offshore wind farms in the US in the not too distant future. But offshore wind has so far been limited to areas where the seafloor is relatively shallow, and where […]

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How An Ancient Technology Could Revolutionize Wind Energy

Posted on Saturday, February 4th, 2017 by

A bladeless wind energy convertor inspired by the sailing boats of Ancient Carthage is set to breeze past traditional turbines in terms of efficiency, according to its Tunisian developers. A Tunisian start-up has taken inspiration from the sailing boats of Ancient Carthage to develop a bladeless, non-rotating wind energy convertor that is more efficient […]

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New energy storage plant could ‘revolutionise’ renewable sector

Posted on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 by

Foundations for an energy storage plant in Ireland that could “revolutionise” the integration of renewable power into electricity supplies will be laid within weeks. The plant will use a motor-generated flywheel to harness kinetic energy from the grid at times of over-supply. This will then be released from submerged turbines at times of supply […]

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World’s largest floating windfarm gets green light in Scotland

Posted on Thursday, November 5th, 2015 by

The Scottish government has granted consent for the world’s largest floating offshore windfarm to be developed off the coast of Peterhead. Oil and gas giant Statoil will build a 30MW pilot park consisting of five floating 6MW turbines, which could power nearly 20,000 homes. The project will be the UK’s first ever floating windfarm development, […]

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By 2018, Dutch rail will be fully powered by wind

Posted on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 by

The Netherlands, a nation that’s been keen on harnessing the power of the wind since pretty much forever, has announced that in an effort to slash transport-related carbon emissions, its entire electric train network — all 1,800 miles of it — will run on energy produced at European wind farms. To be clear, Dutch […]

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The solar wind downdraft tower

Posted on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 by

Solar Wind Energy Tower, Inc. is the innovator and creator behind the only hybrid solar-wind technology in the market today. Formerly known as Clean Wind Energy Tower, Inc., the simplicity of Solar Wind Energy’s revolutionary solution lies in its ability to harness […]

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China Installs World’s Highest Wind Farm in the Mountains Of Tibet

Posted on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 by

China just solidified  its position as a leader  in renewable energy by installing the world’s highest wind  farm! To accomplish the feat, Chinese energy developer Longyuan  Power installed five wind  turbines in Tibet at a height of 4,900 meters above sea level. Read more original article Inhabitat

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