Australia’s biggest wind farm comes to the Sunshine State Queensland Australia

By 2019, 123 turbines will be spinning 453MW of energy at Coopers Gap Wind Farm, between Kingaroy and Dalby in Queensland. The announcement on August 17 of Australia’s biggest wind farm is the result of creative collaboration and supple engineering solutions. GE will supply and install 123 turbines for the farm,  owned  by the Powering […]

Europe Pledges to Quintuple Their Offshore Wind Power Generators by the year 2030

The new arrangement will add an additional 60 gigawatts of power and dramatically reduce expenses for any future projects. A few decades from now, most of our energy will likely come from the sea. At least, from the wind above the sea. One of the fastest growing and most efficient energy markets is offshore wind, […]

Researchers Discovered They Could Hack Complete Wind Farms

Over two years, University of Tulsa researchers performed penetration tests on five different wind farms On a sunny day last summer, in the middle of a vast cornfield somewhere in the large, windy middle of America, two researchers from the University of Tulsa stepped into an oven-hot, elevator-sized chamber within the base of a 300-foot-tall […]

Australia positioned to be renewable energy superpower

The old joke says the questions in economics exams don’t change from year to year, but the answers do. Welcome to the economics of energy and climate change, which has changed a lot without many people noticing – including Malcolm Turnbull and his climate-change denying mates. They’ve missed that the economics has shifted decisively in […]

Texas Is Drowning in Surplus Wind Energy

Yes, you can have too much of a good thing. Texas has made a massive investment in wind power, and the turbines are starting to move. 18,000 megawatts (MW) of wind generation capacity are already up and running, and 5,500 more are coming soon. But there’s a problem: It’s hard to build the infrastructure to […]

Construction of first US offshore wind farm due for completion in 2016

The Block Island Wind Farm is expected to produce around 125,000 MWh of electricity annually. Last year saw construction begin on the US’s first offshore wind farm. The 30-MW Block Island Wind Farm will be located about 3 mi (4.8) off the coast of Block Island in the US state of Rhode Island, but its […]

Researchers Design And Patent A Low-Cost Offshore Wind Turbine

Researcher Climent Molins of the UPC’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering with his prototype floating structure for offshore wind turbines Researchers at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) have designed and patented a floating platform for offshore wind turbines that can reduce energy costs to 12 […]

Professors Say US Has Fallen Behind On Offshore Wind Power

University of Delaware faculty from the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE), the College of Engineering and the Alfred Lerner School of Business and Economics say that the U.S. has fallen behind in offshore wind power. The UD professors, who are all affiliated with UD’s Center for Carbon Free Power Integration (CCPI), reported their […]

LATEST NEWS ON WORLDWIDE RENEWABLE ENERGY

The renewables climate What is putting some countries ahead of others in the renewable-energy game? As Australia’s RET sits stalled at the curb, we ask Peter Cowling, GE’s general manager of renewable sales in the Asia Pacific region for his informed take. Who on this fast-warming, slow-cooking planet is getting it right? GEreports: What makes some […]

China’s nuclear giant grabs majority stake in Wales wind farms

State-owned China General Nuclear Power (CGN) is acquiring an 80% stake in three UK wind farms from French utility Electricite de France (EDF), in a deal worth about $157 million. The deal marks CGN’s first big acquisition of onshore wind generating capacity in the west and, according to the Chinese group, it will be the […]