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May 26, 2015 — The Francis turbine is the most common type of water turbine used in Norwegian hydropower plants, and has been for many years. About half of the world’s Francis turbines are found in Norwegian ... read more

May 12, 2015 — Chinook winds can precede large shifts in wind power output from wind farms -- a challenge for companies seeking to provide a constant stream of green energy to consumers. By establishing a ... read more

May 7, 2015 — Wind turbines deliver environmentally friendly electricity. Yet the fiber-reinforced plastics often used in very large rotor blades are almost impossible to recycle. Not so with steel blades: since ... read more

Shifts in Electricity Generation Spur Net Job Growth, but Coal Jobs Decline

Apr. 7, 2015 — In four years following the 2008 recession, the US coal industry lost more than 49,000 jobs, while the natural gas, solar, and wind industries together created nearly four times that amount, ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — Researchers will study the vibrations of wind turbines at a large Chilean wind farm along with health impacts on nearby residents. The goal is to make wind turbines more acceptable. Currently, ... read more

How Is Noise Produced by Wind Power Plants Experienced?

Feb. 3, 2015 — The disruptiveness of the noise generated by wind power plants in Finland is the focus of a new study that combines the measurement of the noise produced by wind power with the noise experienced by ... read more

Jan. 20, 2015 — Scientists have developed the first autonomous industrialized public lighting system that works with solar and wind ... read more

Dec. 15, 2014 — Many coastal areas and harbors go almost unprotected against acts of terror. Soon a new sensor system relying on signal echoes from cell towers can quickly detect even the smallest of attack boats. ... read more

Wind Farms to Do Not Affect Property Values, Study Finds

Dec. 8, 2014 — Wind turbine developments have no effect on property values of nearby homes and farms, according to new Canadian research. Researchers analyzed more than 7,000 home and farm sales in Melancthon ... read more

Dec. 3, 2014 — In very cold climate zones, the wind can blow with tremendous force. But wind turbines have rarely been built in these regions up to now. The risk of ice formation on the rotor blades is just too ... read more

Nov. 26, 2014 — The use of renewable energy in the United States could take a significant leap forward with improved storage technologies or more efforts to 'match' different forms of alternative energy ... read more

Oct. 31, 2014 — Researchers have revealed precisely how much different slipstreaming tactics reduce drag on a horse during a race. ... read more

Bringing Offshore Wind Energy on Shore to Power Industry, Homes and Businesses

Oct. 28, 2014 — Feeding the world’s energy appetite may take innovative approaches in the future. A new book examines methods to bring offshore wind energy on shore to power industry, homes and ... read more

Impact of Offshore Wind Farms on Marine Species

Oct. 16, 2014 — Offshore wind power is a valuable source of renewable energy that can help reduce carbon emissions. Technological advances are allowing higher capacity turbines to be installed in deeper water, but ... read more

Balancing Renewable Energy Costs and Optimizing Energy Mix

Oct. 13, 2014 — Increasing reliance on renewable energies is the way to achieve greater carbon dioxide emission sustainability and energy independence. As such energies are yet only available intermittently and ... read more

Sep. 17, 2014 — New research is helping makers of wind turbine blades improve the labor productivity associated with blade fabrication and finishing. This improved productivity makes US blades more cost competitive ... read more

Sep. 12, 2014 — Two large buoys that are decked out with advanced scientific instruments will help more accurately predict offshore wind’s power-producing ... read more

Aug. 13, 2014 — Wind turbines are responsible for the death of numerous bats. In a recent study, scientists determined the origin of these animals: they do not only come from local areas but many had been already on ... read more

Worldwide Water Shortage by 2040

July 29, 2014 — Water is used around the world for the production of electricity, but new research results show that there will not be enough water in the world to meet demand by 2040 if the energy and power ... read more

Fires Are Major Cause of Wind Farm Failure, According to New Research

July 16, 2014 — Fire is the second leading cause of accidents in wind turbines, after blade failure, according to research. Wind farming is one of the leading industries in the renewable energy sector. However, the ... read more

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