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April 29, 2016

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April 29, 2016

Re-Thinking Renewable Energy Predictions

Mar. 3, 2016 — A new study on fluctuations in wind power describes how to find errors in forecasting renewable energy ... read more

A Long-Term EKG for Wind Turbines

Mar. 1, 2016 — Offshore wind turbines have to take a lot of punishment, and this is particularly true for their foundations, which are anchored in the seabed. Divers periodically descend to inspect these structures ... read more

Rapid Dispersal of Aircraft Pollution

Feb. 3, 2016 — A series of aerofoil-shaped panels downwind of an airport runway could break up the plumes of exhaust gases from departing aircraft, preventing those gases from staying near the ground and so ... read more

Feb. 2, 2016 — Offshore wind farms generate energy from the raw winds out at sea. But the salty air causes them to rust. For such plants to be profitable, they have to re- main in service for at least 25 years – ... read more

Cellulose Nanogenerators Could One Day Power Implanted Biomedical Devices

Jan. 27, 2016 — Implantable electronics that can deliver drugs, monitor vital signs and perform other health-related roles are on the horizon. But finding a way to power them remains a challenge. Now scientists have ... read more

Recognizing Health Concerns in Wind Energy Development a Key Recommendation in New Study

Jan. 26, 2016 — As wind energy development blossoms in Canada and around the world, opposition at the community level is challenging the viability of the industry. A new study identifies four major factors leading ... read more

Jan. 26, 2016 — Computer modeling technologies are being developed to help engineers design better machines. The models are being applied to wind turbines, artificial hearts and gas ... read more

Kestrel Inspires Unpowered, Autonomous Glider to Climb Higher

Dec. 18, 2015 — Researchers have drawn inspiration from the way kestrels hover above their prey to develop an autonomous fixed-wing micro air vehicle (MAV) that can gain height from convenient ... read more

Norway's EV Purchasing Spree Is Climate Friendly, Researchers Say

Dec. 18, 2015 — If every other passenger car in Norway is plugged into the electric network by 2020, Europe will have to produce more electricity – mainly from coal-fired power plants – to meet the demand. But ... read more

UN Report Takes Global View of 'Green Energy Choices'

Dec. 2, 2015 — A new UNEP report offers a comprehensive comparison of the greenhouse gas mitigation potential for a number of alternative energy methods -- including wind, solar, geothermal, and ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — Building and operating offshore wind farms is an expensive business. To be able to estimate the profitability of the plants, first the wind potential must be determined. Researchers have now created ... read more

Solutions to Reduce Effect of Wind Power on Digital Communications

Nov. 23, 2015 — Wind farms can now be designed to minimize their effects on television broadcasting and mobile communications. Methods and tools developed in a new research project allow an optimal location to be ... read more

Nov. 11, 2015 — Engineers are testing new concrete technology for taller wind turbine towers. The idea is to build taller towers that are also easy to transport and assemble. Taller towers provide access to the ... read more

Low-Cost Offshore Wind Turbine Created

Nov. 6, 2015 — Researchers have designed and patented a floating platform for offshore wind turbines that can reduce energy costs to 12 euro cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) through a more efficient design and cheaper ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — Converting solar or wind into carbon-based 'fossil' fuels might seem anything but green, but when you start with carbon dioxide -- which can be dragged out of the air -- it's as green ... read more

Exploiting Renewable Energy While Allowing for Protecting Biodiversity

Oct. 29, 2015 — Global expansion of bioenergy possesses serious threats to biodiversity, whereas solar energy could have potential for power provision with limited impacts on biodiversity, say ... read more

Oct. 9, 2015 — Soft steps and large feet can allow animals and robots to maintain high speeds on very loose soil and sand. These findings offer a new insight into how animals respond to different terrain, and how ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — The United States has fallen behind on offshore wind power, experts say. Their findings show that while offshore wind turbines have been successfully deployed in Europe since 1991, the U.S. is ... read more

Offshore Wind Farms Could Be More Risky for Gannets Than Previously Thought, Study Shows

Sep. 28, 2015 — Offshore wind farms, which are to be built in waters around the UK, could pose a greater threat to protected populations of gannets than previously thought, according to a new ... read more

Greening the Electric Grid With Gas Turbines

Sep. 21, 2015 — Much of the nation's energy policy is premised on the assumption that clean renewable sources like wind and solar will require huge quantities of storage before they can make a significant dent ... read more

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