Posts tagged: wind power

Why Countries With Biggest Renewable Reserves Will Become Superpowers of Tomorrow

The fossil fuel era won’t last forever – when it finally comes to an end a new set of countries will find their reserves of lithium, copper and rare metals are in high demand By: Andrew Barron Imagine a world where every country has not only complied with the Paris climate agreement but has moved away from fossil fuels entirely. […]

The Dutch Plan to Build an Artificial Island to Support the World’s Largest Wind Farm

By: Akshat Rathi Wind farms need a lot of space—not something the world has much to spare. That’s why they’re being pushed out into the sea. TenneT, the operator of the Netherlands’ electric grid, has come up with an ambitious plan to build an artificial island in the middle of the North Sea that on […]

If We Want Renewable Energy, We Need Fully Digitized Power Systems

The New York Power Authority is pioneering an effort to monitor every one of its assets, from generating facilities to transmission lines to buildings, in real time–and to figure out how new influxes of wind and solar can fit into the system. By: Eillie Anzilotti With 16 generating facilities and around 1,400 transmission lines, the New York […]

Manitoba’s Investment in Solar Power is Paying Dividends

By: Nazim Cicek Whenever I travel outside the province and mention I live in Manitoba, I get asked about the cold weather. My standard response is that one gets used to it, that the kids get to play hockey outdoors, and besides, it’s always sunny. As a matter of fact, Winnipeg ranks among the sunniest […]

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VertAx Wind Signs C-Gen Agreement with University of Edinburgh

By: Paul Dvorak VertAx Wind Ltd and the University of Edinburgh have signed the first commercial licensing agreement for the C-Gen Permanent Magnet Generator developed at the University. C-Gen is an air-cored, lightweight, “no cogging” design. Its development started in 2005 under the Scottish Enterprise Proof of Concept Programme, and it has since been demonstrated at various scales […]

Wednesday December 13th, 2017 in , , , | No Comments »