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April 24, 2017

High-Flying Experiments Demonstrate Potential of Balloon-Borne Infrasound Detection

Apr. 13, 2017 — Experiments conducted high in the skies over New Mexico suggest that balloon-borne sensors could be useful in detecting the infrasound signals generated by small, extraterrestrial debris entering ... read more

Researchers Offer Novel Method for Calculating the Benefits of Renewable Energy

Apr. 4, 2017 — A novel system for assessing the potential of renewable energy resources has now been developed by researchers. This method can help to assess the future exploitable technical potential of wind and ... read more

Svalbard's Electric Power Could Come from Hydrogen

Feb. 7, 2017 — The energy supply to Longyearbyen, midway between continental Norway and the North Pole, is a hot topic in the climate debate. Longyearbyen is the largest settlement and the administrative centre of ... read more

100% Renewable Energy Sources Require Overcapacity

Jan. 25, 2017 — Germany decided to go nuclear-free by 2022. A CO2-emission-free electricity supply system based on intermittent sources, such as wind and solar -- or photovoltaic (PV) -- power could replace nuclear ... read more

Jan. 16, 2017 — Minimizing air resistance and friction with snow is key to elite performance in downhill skiing. Experiments in wind tunnels have revealed the total drag experienced by skiers, but have not provided ... read more

New Insights Into Fluctuations of Wind Energy, With Implications for Engineering and Policy

Dec. 31, 2016 — The amount of energy generated by renewables fluctuates depending on the natural variability of resources at any given time. The sun isn't always shining, nor is the wind always blowing, so ... read more

Wind Farms Play Key Role in Cutting Carbon Emissions, Study Finds

Dec. 12, 2016 — Wind farms have made a significant impact in limiting carbon emissions from other sources of power generation in Great Britain, a study ... read more

Dec. 9, 2016 — Turbulence created by wind turbines may help corn and soybeans by influencing variables such as temperature and carbon dioxide concentration, according to research. The project drew on data generated ... read more

Dec. 6, 2016 — A new interactive design tool called 'Printone' has now been developed, which provides users with the ability to create functional 3-D printed wind instruments in any shape or form using ... read more

Nov. 21, 2016 — Wind energy is a key part of the global energy future, expanding rapidly throughout the world in onshore and offshore settings. But to be sustainable, large scale, multi-megawatt (multi-MW) wind ... read more

Nov. 17, 2016 — Could a glow-in-the-dark dye be the next advancement in energy storage technology? Scientists think ... read more

Nov. 16, 2016 — Many species of owl are able to hunt in effective silence by suppressing their noise at sound frequencies above 1.6 kilohertz (kHz) - over the range that can be heard by humans. A team of researchers ... read more

Nov. 8, 2016 — Costly ecological impact assessments (EcIAs) completed prior to the building of wind farms have failed to protect bats from fatal collisions with the spinning blades. Researchers say that, for ... read more

Is Energy Storage Via Pumped Hydro Systems Is Possible on a Very Small Scale?

Oct. 24, 2016 — Pumped-storage hydroelectricity systems are to be found throughout the world, but always on a large scale. Researchers investigated whether energy storage via pumped hydro systems is possible on a ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — Offshore wind turbines are becoming ever larger, and the transportation, installation, disassembly and disposal of their gigantic rotor blades are presenting operators with new challenges. Now ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — New homes are increasingly being built with unusual roof shapes, and new research reveals the potential for some new designs to lose roof cladding if houses aren't well maintained or have minor ... read more

Wind Turbines Killing More Than Just Local Birds

Sep. 29, 2016 — Wind turbines are known to kill large birds, such as golden eagles, that live nearby. Now there is evidence that birds from up to hundreds of miles away make up a significant portion of the raptors ... read more

New Tools Assess the Future of Wind Power

Sep. 13, 2016 — The largest expert survey yet on any energy technology, in this case wind energy, has been completed by researchers. Wind power costs are expected to continue falling for the next several decades, ... read more

Insights from Higher Wind and Solar Generation in Eastern Grid, USA

Sep. 6, 2016 — A new study used high-performance computing capabilities and innovative visualization tools to model, in unprecedented detail, how the power grid of the eastern United States could operationally ... read more

New Tool Can Calculate Renewable Energy Output Anywhere in the World

Sep. 6, 2016 — An interactive web tool to estimate the amount of energy that could be generated by wind or solar farms at any location has now been created by ... read more

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