Posts tagged: wind turbine

Wind Turbines to See ‘Unprecedented’ Growth in Size and Capacity

Offshore turbine capacity will increase by orders of magnitude, finds a new report from MAKE Consulting. By: EMMA FOEHRINGER MERCHANT Onshore wind turbine size and capacity is on track to continue increasing at a steady pace, while offshore equipment will grow in leaps and jumps in the coming years, according to a recent note from MAKE Consulting on […]

How Drones Are Lowering the Cost of Clean Energy

By: Katie Fehrenbacher Hundreds of feet above a snow-covered field, a boxy black device covered in propellers hovers next to the enormous outstretched blade of a wind turbine. From a corner of the machine, a nozzle sprays a liquid across the surface of the blade in a rapid smooth zigzag motion like a rogue car wash […]

This New Fuel Cell Could Turbocharge Renewable Power

By: Robert F. Service Fuel cells are far greener than gas-powered engines because they produce electricity without burning up the hydrogen (or other fuel) that powers them. But they’re often impractical on a commercial scale because they’re so much more expensive to make. Now, researchers report that by creating a fuel cell that can run […]

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China Wants to Dominate the World’s Green Energy Markets

By: Chris G. Pope If there is to be an effective response to climate change, it will probably emanate from China. The geopolitical motivations are clear. Renewable energy is increasingly inevitable, and those that dominate the markets in these new technologies will likely have the most influence over the development patterns of the future. As other […]

For Clean-Energy Jobs, Sky’s the Limit

By: Mike Hughlett Farm fields stretched out 24 stories below Will Osborn, the landscape dotted with silos and farmhouses. Of course, he didn’t have much time to gaze. Planted atop a wind turbine — one of a few dozen at his work site in Sauk Centre, Minnesota — Osborn was diagnosing a weather sensor. Osborn’s […]