A unit of SunEdison Inc. – TerraForm Power has agreed to buy 930 MW (megawatts) of wind farms in the US, and Canada from Invenergy Wind LLC, with a transaction valued at $2 billion. The company is ready to purchase a majority stake in a portfolio of wind farms. TerraForm that was established a year […]
A new study shows that the growth of renewable energy has surpassed fossil fuels in the power sector a year ago, with a record 135GW of capacity, added from solar, hydropower, wind, and other renewable sources. That is more than the generating capacity of over all nuclear reactors in the US and marginally not exactly […]
As a global agreement to back climate-warming, carbon emissions draw closer and oil and gas companies are talking about coal as a crucial part of the solution, altogether with renewable energy source like, solar power and wind. In December, Six European oil and gas companies including BP and Royal Dutch Shell wrote a letter to […]
Recently, World Bank and IEA announced plans to spend more on renewables, as they think that enough money is not invested in such renewable source due to which industries often point out of having lower gains in their profit margins. So, IEA and World Bank came up with an alternative to spend more money in […]
Last year, a golden eagle was seen flying over a wind turbine, a wind farm located at Converse County, Wyoming state of U.S. After this, an advocacy group claimed weak federal policies that are allowing wind energy industries to locate wind turbines in regions where birds are fatal to collision. Especially, in the eastern Michigan’s […]
On Monday, CEO of Apple Inc. Tim Cook pledged to generate sufficient amount of energy through renewable energy source in China’s manufacturing plant, to power its global operations. Apple, is partnering with WWF which happens to have one of the largest energy manufacturing plants in Sichuan province of China. The company has disclosed a new […]
Wind power is one of the rapidly-growing new sources of electrical power in the U.S. and could provide 20 percent of the U.S.’s electricity by 2030, and 35 percent by 2050 while yielding a net savings in energy costs paid by consumers. That’s according to a new report, Wind Vision: A New Era for Wind […]
A majority of future wind projects in the EU and China are going offshore while the US is seriously considering mass auction of shores for offshore wind development. Studies have shown that winds blow 40 percent more offshore than on land, which indicates that offshore wind farms comparatively outperform wind projects on land in terms […]
The federal government is officially set in motion to auctioning off commercial wind leasing rights for an area of more than 742,000 acres for wind development. Currently, there are no offshore wind farms in U.S. waters. The government hopes to change the stagnant state of affairs. In a press release announced on Tuesday, US Secretary […]
The most successful investor of the 20th century, Warren Buffett vowed to spend double the current outlay of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. on wind and solar power in the U.S yesterday. At the Edison Electric Institute’s annual convention in Las Vegas yesterday, Buffett not aware of how much they has committed earlier, briefly stopped to enquire […]
Swedish home furnishing giant Ikea’s U.S. subsidiary acquired a wind farm under construction in Illinois, as part of the company’s initiative towards running its stores completely on renewable energy. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Hoopeston Wind, an under-construction 98-megawatt wind energy project in Vermillion County, Ill is the company’s largest, single renewable energy investment to […]
In a statement released on Wednesday Cape Wind Associates announced it has secured more financial partners – French Bank Natixis and Netherlands based financial services Rabobank, to back the Cape Wind project in its efforts to build a 130-turbine wind farm in Nantucket Sound. The company proclaimed that, together with The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ […]
Turbine Tech innovation and operational improvements Played vital Role In U.S. Wind Power Growth, Cost decline
According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), U.S. wind energy generation has surpassed the growth in new wind power capacity, all due to technological innovation and operational improvements. U.S. wind energy capacity grew from 25 GW to over 61 GW, a 140% growth rate over the past five years, yet electricity produced from these wind turbines […]
According to the latest data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) at the Department of Energy; wind power generated 4.13% of all the electricity in America and is the fifth largest electricity source in the country. It accounts for nearly 30 % of all new generating capacity for the last five years, which is sufficient […]
A ground-breaking study published in the journal Nature Climate Change claims that, huge offshore wind turbines have the power to weaken hurricanes, wave heights and reduce storm surge. The study led by Stanford University engineer Mark Jacobson, who has been building a weather and pollution model for the last 24 years, says today’s wind turbines could significantly withstand […]
American wind power is now a well accepted renewable energy source because of its smart state and federal policies that promotes economic benefits in all 50 states including California. The government’s federal tax policy has been instrumental in growing the energy concord that provides power to California and all over the United States. Be it […]
Expectations concerning energy and science continue to build up as new discoveries and enterprises are unveiled during the first weeks of 2014. This year promises interesting energy and health solutions, which go from upgrades in wind powered renewable electricity to further understanding of what black matter is.
As the renewable electricity generation and electric cars is rising there is also a growing interest in energy storage technology. On Thursday the U.S. Department of Energy released a report on this emerging technology that points out big problems and potential panacea for encouraging energy storage technology development and installation. Lowering the price of energy storage systems and ensuring they are safe to use are among the big obstacles.
On the 23rd of May the Scottish government has given the go ahead to Edinburgh-based company Aquamarine Power to set up power generation plant in the form of “Wave Parks” which will generate electricity harnessing the inexhaustible tidal energy off the cost of the Western Isles.