Posts tagged: Wind turbines

Three Renewable Energy Numbers to Impress Your Friends With: 7, 43, 50

By: John Rodgers Next time you’re talking with a friend about the exciting things happening in our electricity sector (aren’t you always?), here are three easy numbers for remembering how we’re doing: 7, 43, and 50.  That’s: wind energy’s progress, solar energy’s growth, and the number of states making it happen. Wind’s growth = 7 Renewables […]

How Batteries Could Revolutionize Renewable Energy

By: Justin Worland All over California, there’s evidence of the state’s goal to lead the country in renewable energy. Enormous farms of shiny solar panels have popped up across southern California, and gigantic wind turbines dot the landscape outside nearly all the major cities. There are less flashy—and less visible—investments in renewables going on, too. Tucked […]

Okanagan Wind Farm Up and Running

By: Kimberly Davidson After many years of development, and nine months of heavy lifting, the 10 Sevion 3.2 M114 CCV wind turbines are now providing power to the province’s electricity grid. The Pennask project is located just west of Pennask Summit, north of Highway 97C and the Shinish Creek project is located 30 kilometres west […]

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Tiny Scottish Island Running Almost Entirely on Renewable Energy

Managed and maintained by the citizens themselves. By: David Nield If you want a template for making renewable energy work in the here and now, look no further than the Scottish island of Eigg, which is powered almost completely by wind, solar, and hydro technology. The off-grid electricity system on this 30-square-kilometre (12-square-mile) island has […]

Amazon Turns Warehouse Roofs into Solar Power Stations

Fifteen warehouses with solar panels will crank out 41 megawatts of power — and mean you won’t have to pay as much for Amazon services. The solar bug has bitten Amazon. The e-commerce behemoth said Thursday it’s installing solar panels on 15 fulfillment centers this year, enough to generate up to 41 megawatts of power, […]