World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens in Irish Sea

The world’s largest offshore wind farm opened in the Irish Sea on Thursday, covering an area of 145 square kilometers (55 square miles). The 659-megawatt Walney Extension, located approximately 19 kilometers (12 miles) off the coast of Cumbria, England, consists...

Germany approves offshore wind parks able to generate 1,610 MW

    Germany has granted approval for offshore wind parks capable of generating 1,610 megawatts (MW) of power at contract prices above the unexpectedly low bids in an auction a year ago. The total amount of electricity that could be produced by the parks approved on...

Nation’s Largest Wind Farm Coming to Oklahoma

    The Wind Catcher Energy Connection project, which includes a massive 800-turbine wind farm under construction in the Oklahoma panhandle, is getting closer to lift-off. Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), a subsidiary of major utility American Electric...

Consumers in Germany were paid to use electricity this holiday season

The cost of electricity in Germany has decreased so dramatically in the past few days that major consumers have actually been paid to use power from the grid. While “negative pricing” is not an everyday occurrence in the country, it does occur from time to time, as it...

Flower-like wave energy turbines could power the coasts of Japan

  Along Japan’s coasts are structures called tetrapods. These pyramid-shaped concrete wave breakers serve to reduce the strength of crashing waves to prevent erosion in key spots along the shoreline. Researchers at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology...