Posts tagged: Wind turbines

Sweden To Reach Its 2030 Renewable Energy Target This Year

By: JESPER STÄRN Stockholm — Swedish utilities and power generators have already installed so many wind turbines that the Nordic nation is on course to reach its 2030 renewable energy target late this year. By December, Sweden will have 3,681 wind turbines installed, lobby group Swedish Wind Energy Association estimates. Together with second-half investment decisions, this […]

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The World’s Top Wind Turbine Can Power Your Home In One Spin

When completed this summer, the record-breaking wind farm will be able to generate more than 70 per cent of Aberdeen’s domestic electricity demand By: Phoebe Braithwaite Wind turbines are getting bigger. Last week, the world’s most powerful wind turbine rose out of the sea off the coast of Aberdeen, Scotland. It’s the first of eleven […]

Renewable Energy Generated 104% of Portugal’s Electricity Consumption in March

Most of the energy came from wind and hydroelectric power By: Lydia Smith Portugal generated more renewable energy than it needed in March, for the first time in at least 40 years. Energy from renewable sources made up 103.6 per cent of mainland electricity consumption last month, according to data from the country’s power grid operator REN, although […]

Netherlands to Build First Solar Farm That Will Float in the Ocean

By: Avery Thompson The Netherlands has a problem. There’s no space in the country to put a giant solar farm. Land is at a premium in the Low Countries, and so the cost of building large solar farms is much higher than practically anywhere else in the world. So far, this trouble has caused the […]

Batteries Full of Renewable Energy Could Spell the End for Fossil Fuels

Commercial and domestic battery storage is on the rise, moving energy off the grid and into our homes By: Oliver Bennett After the UK government’s scrapping of renewable-energy subsidies in 2016, it sometimes seems as if green-energy initiatives were in retreat. In fact, the opposite is true: in 2017, the renewables sector was up eight […]