Posts tagged: Wind turbines

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 […]

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 […]