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Wind Energy News
September 29, 2020

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This Tiny Device Can Scavenge Wind Energy from the Breeze You Make When You Walk

Most of the wind available on land is too gentle to push commercial wind turbine blades, but now researchers have designed a kind of 'tiny wind ...

California Offshore Winds Show Promise as Power Source

One of the challenges of moving toward fully renewable energy in California by 2045 is matching production to demand. Consumer demand peaks in the evening when solar energy is no longer available. ...

Offshore Wind Power Now So Cheap It Could Pay Money Back to Consumers

The latest round of offshore wind farms to be built in the UK could reduce household energy bills by producing electricity very ...

Renewable Energy Transition Makes Dollars and Sense

Ne research has disproved the claim that the transition to renewable electricity systems will harm the global ...
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Countries Transitioning to Zero Carbon Should Look at More Than Technology Cost

A 'one-size-fits-all' approach to producing cleaner energy based on cost alone could create social inequalities, finds a new ...

US Wind Plants Show Relatively Low Levels of Performance Decline as They Age

Wind plants in the United States remain relatively efficient over time, with only a 13% drop in performance over 17 years, researchers report. Their study also suggests that a production tax credit ...

Solar and Wind Energy Sites Mapped Globally for the First Time

Researchers have mapped the global locations of major renewable energy sites, providing a valuable resource to help assess their potential environmental ...

Supercomputing Future Wind Power Rise

First detailed study of scenarios for how wind energy can expand to 20 percent of total US electrical supply by 2030. Results showed expansion of installed capacity makes small impact on efficiency ...

Using Fiber Optics to Advance Safe and Renewable Energy

Fiber optic cables, it turns out, can be incredibly useful scientific sensors. Researchers have studied them for use in carbon sequestration, groundwater mapping, earthquake detection, and monitoring ...

Designing Lightweight Glass for Efficient Cars, Wind Turbines

A new machine-learning algorithm for exploring lightweight, very stiff glass compositions can help design next-gen materials for more efficient vehicles and wind turbines. Glasses can reinforce ...

Water Splitting Advance Holds Promise for Affordable Renewable Energy

A team has developed a less expensive water electrolysis system that works under alkaline conditions but still produces hydrogen at comparable rates to the currently used system that works under ...

Drones Can Now Scan Terrain and Excavations Without Human Intervention

Drones can now scan terrain and excavations without human intervention. New research has allowed artificial intelligence to take over the human-controlled drones currently being used for the task. ...

Quadrupling Turbines, US Can Meet 2030 Wind-Energy Goals

The United States could generate 20% of its electricity from wind within 10 years, without requiring any additional land, according to new ...

Could Water Solve the Renewable Energy Storage Challenge?

Seasonally pumped hydropower storage could provide an affordable way to store renewable energy over the long-term, filling a much needed gap to support the transition to renewable energy, according ...

An Early Warning System for Damage in Composite Materials

A team has developed a tool to monitor changes in widely used composite materials known as fiber reinforced polymers (FRPs), which can be found in everything from aerospace and infrastructure to wind ...

New Bio-Inspired Wing Design for Small Drones

Taking a cue from birds and insects, researchers have come up with a new wing design for small drones that helps them fly more efficiently and makes them more robust to atmospheric ...

Consider Marine Life When Implementing Offshore Renewable Power

With countries adopting green energy practices, renewable energy now accounts for a third of the world's power. As this trend continues, more countries are looking to offshore energy sources to ...

Supporting Structures of Wind Turbines Contribute to Wind Farm Blockage Effect

Much about the aerodynamic effects of larger wind farms remains poorly understood. New work looks to provide more insight in how the structures necessary for wind farms affect air flow. Using a ...

Insects' Drag-Based Flight Mechanism Could Improve Tiny Flying Robots

Thrips don't rely on lift in order to fly. Instead, the tiny insects rely on a drag-based flight mechanism, staying afloat in airflow velocities with a large ratio of force to wing size. ...

Biodiversity and Wind Energy

The location and operation of wind energy plants are often in direct conflict with the legal protection of endangered species. The almost unanimous opinion of experts from local and central ...

Wind More Effective Than Cold Air at Cooling Rooms Naturally

The effectiveness of non-mechanical, low-energy methods for moderating temperature and humidity has been evaluated in a series of ...

Decarbonizing the Power Sector

Electricity supply is one of the biggest CO2 emitters globally. To keep global warming well below 2°C, several paths lead to zero emissions in the energy sector, and each has its potential ...

Boosting Wind Farmers, Global Winds Reverse Decades of Slowing and Pick Up Speed

In a boon to wind farms, average daily wind speeds are picking up across much of the globe after about 30 years of gradual slowing. Research shows that wind speeds in northern mid-latitude regions ...

Climate Impact of Hydropower Varies Widely

Hydropower is broadly considered to be much more environmentally friendly than electricity generated from fossil fuels, and in many cases this is true. However, a new study reveals that the climate ...

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