Posts tagged: electric power

Hawaii’s Solar Push Strains the Grid

Kauai’s utility takes a second stab at battery storage as solar heads toward 80 percent of peak power. By Peter Fairley The prospect of cheaper, petroleum-free power has lured the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) to quintuple utility-scale solar capacity over the past year, building two 12-megawatt photovoltaic arrays. These facilities are the biggest and […]

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Creating an Eco-Friendly Family Home

Let children catch the green-bug good and early. Beginning at home, involve them in tasks such as sorting out the recycling. Talk to them about packaging and the way we can reduce the refuse we create by what we buy. Children are like sponges and they will absorb such things readily – even though they […]

It’s A Twister!

Nobody’s figured out how to harness the awesome power of a tornado, but a Canadian engineer has come close: he’s working on creating a tornado that will generate electric power in what he calls an “Atmospheric Vortex Engine.” (Isn’t that what powered Star Trek‘s Enterprise?) Courtesy: Tweet

New Wind Power System Claims 70% Increase in Wind Speeds, Triple the Power Output

Mass Megawatts/Screen capture One wind technology company is taking a different approach to low wind speed power generation with its multi-axis turbines and what they call a wind “augmentation system”, which claims to increase the wind speed at the turbines and triple their power output. Mass Megawatts Wind Power, of Worcester, MA, says that combining […]

The Rise of Small Wind Power

Wind farms that contain hundreds of towering turbines spread out over vast tracts of land certainly are the most visible sector of the industry. But its Lilliputian brethren — those small single turbines used at homes, businesses and institutions — are playing an increasingly important role, especially for the broader renewable distributed energy generation market. […]