Wind Energy

Sky Windpower’s High-Altitude Generation Aspirations Aren’t Realistic

Sky Windpower is an airborne wind generation system that is often given glowing reviews in the inadequately critical popular and technical press. In 2008, they were listed in TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions of the Year. In 2011, they were featured on the front cover of Popular Mechanics. They continue to be active in the space,

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Wind Farms Have No Sizable Impact On House Prices

New research from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) and RenewableUK has found what many had already deciphered, that the presence of wind farms has “no significant effect” on the price of houses within 5 kilometeres of wind turbines. Both based out of the United Kingdom, Cebr and RenewableUK have added further backing

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DOE Map Helps Tell The Story Of US Wind Development

Originally Published on the ECOreport. A new Department of Energy map is a bit of an eye opener for those of us getting skeptical about the Golden State’s wind potential. According to an article in the Wallstreet Journal, wind power makes sense in Texas, but not in California, “which isn’t located in the ‘wind belt.’” That may be

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Wind Energy Generation Increases As Coal And Gas Decrease

New figured published by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have shown that renewable energy is becoming more and more a player in the wider scope of national energy production, with wind energy generation up 40% and coal and gas production and generation both decreasing over the 2013 period when compared to

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Elon Musk On 100% Renewable Energy, Solar Energy Potential, Li-ion Battery Components…

Originally published on Lenz Blog. It is of course correct that eventually all energy will be renewable, and the only question is how fast that happens. Fossil fuel will run out eventually. It is also correct (in my opinion) that we should rather not gamble with the amount of CO2 that can be safely released.

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2013: Renewable Energy’s Best of Times, Worst of Times

2013 was a classic good news-bad news year for renewable energy with surging solar, green building, and EVs counterbalanced by slowing wind and investment

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Ukraine Crisis Is Connected To Climate & Energy Policy

Originally published on EnergyPost.eu. By Sonja van Renssen Decisions on a new European climate and energy policy for 2030 are relegated to autumn as heads of state are caught up in the Ukraine crisis. At their spring summit in Brussels, EU leaders gave centre stage to energy dependence. First climate change, then competitiveness, now security of

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Ecotricity Extending Energy Price Freeze Until October — Longest Period Of Price Stability In Entire Energy Industry

The UK’s reigning green energy company, Ecotricity, recently announced that it will be extending its energy price freeze for all customers yet again (following one announced in October). This new price freeze goes until October 1st, making for a total of 21 months with no changes in pricing — impressively, that’s the longest such period

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Germany Fossil Fuel Production Drops, Electricity Exports Soar

Originally published on RenewEconomy. As Germany chancellor Angela Merkel said last month, if Germany can succeed with its ambitious energy transition then other countries could too. “If we succeed, then she (the Energiewende) – and I’m convinced of it – will become another German export hit,” she said. “The world looks with a mixture of a

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6 German Renewable Energy Charts

One of our readers, Kanaga Gnana, recently sent along a November report from the Fraunhofer Institute that has a number of interesting charts in it. I pulled out 6 for sharing here. Have a look. In this first one, you can see CSP vs PV vs CPV levelized cost of energy (LCOE) estimates for Germany:

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