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Windier wind farms Mechanical engineer develops ways to improve windfarm productivity

Depending on how wind turbines are situated relative to each other and to the prevailing wind, those not directly in the path of the wind could be left to extract energy from significantly depleted airflow. However, according to researchers, there are ways to get around this issue of diminishing wind returns. You’ve probably seen them, […]

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Regulator rejects wind farms report By Seán McCárthaigh

The energy regulator has dismissed a report by a group campaigning against the expansion of wind farms, which had questioned the benefits of the country’s growing reliance on wind energy. The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) said a report by Wind Aware Ireland (WAI) contained misunderstandings. The CRU had been asked by the Dáil […]

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PNE repowers German wind farm to 21.6MW

PNE has completed repowering a wind farm in north-west Germany, halving the number of turbines, but more than doubling its output, the developer claimed. PNE commenced repowering the Gerdau-Schwienau wind farm in June 2018 (pic: PNE AG) The Gerdau-Schwienau repowering project in Lower Saxony began in June 2018 and was completed by the end of […]

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Making wind farms more efficient

With energy demands rising, researchers at Penn State Behrend and the University of Tabriz, Iran, have completed an algorithm — or approach — to design more efficient wind farms, helping to generate more revenue for builders and more renewable energy for their customers.   This is a wind turbine at the Penn State Sustainability Institute, […]

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Large wind and solar farms in the Sahara would increase heat, rain, vegetation

Wind and solar farms are known to have local effects on heat, humidity and other factors that may be beneficial — or detrimental — to the regions in which they are situated. A new climate-modelling study finds that a massive wind and solar installation in the Sahara Desert and neighbouring Sahel would increase local temperature, […]

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In Sweden, wind farms and warplanes battle for airspace

Several wind farm projects in Sweden are under threat due to the government’s decision to reserve more airspace for its armed forces, according to two companies and an industry lobby group. In November, the government said its air force had labelled more airspace as low-flying zones in order to protect its operations from the expanding […]

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Fine-tuning renewables could help Texas balance energy resources

Timing and placement of wind and solar power facilities are critical factors for Texas electricity providers that juggle their output with other resources to provide a balanced flow of energy. Rice University researchers have some suggestions on how they can integrate widely varying sources more efficiently. Rice undergraduate student Joanna Slusarewicz, along with environmental engineer […]

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Eon Primed for Swedish Mega-Farm

Eon and Credit Suisse Energy Infrastructure Partners have taken the investment decision to build the 475MW Nysater wind farm in Sweden. The €500m project will feature 114 Nordex turbines with individual output between 3.9MW and 4.4MW each and a tipheights up to 220 metres, depending on the location. Construction is scheduled to start this year […]

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Engineers, zoologists reveal how gulls ‘wing morph’ for stable soaring

A unique collaboration between University of British Columbia (UBC) zoologists and U of T Engineering’s aviation expert Professor Philippe Lavoie provides new insights into how gulls configure their wing shape — known as wing morphing — to stabilize their flight. The findings could be used to design more efficient flying vehicles, including soaring drones for […]

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ELBE project is present at Wind Energy Hamburg

The Basque Energy Cluster participated in the WindEurope Hamburg Expo 2018, the most important event of the year for the international wind power sector, from 25th to 28th September. ELBE project was present at the stand of the Basque Energy Cluster and an information booklet was distributed among the attendants to the exhibition. This edition […]

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