Wind Power

Energy Grid Could Make Offshore Wind Power More Reliable

Apr 17th, 2010 | By John Waller | Category: Top Story, Wind Power

Scientists believe that natural resources can meet the energy needs of the entire human population. Wind energy too has huge potential to generate power for us. Researchers are trying to trap offshore wind power. But there are still many hiccups that are preventing us from utilizing natural resources for our needs. Wind turbines produce intermittent [...]

California Proposes First Renewable Energy Storage Requirements

Mar 7th, 2010 | By John Waller | Category: Energy and Environment, Solar PV, Solar Thermal, Top Story, Wind Power

California Attorney General Jerry Brown has announced a completely new kind of renewable energy legislation, introduced by State Assembly member Nancy Skinner (D) – designed to add more renewable energy storage to the grid. You’ve heard of Renewable Energy Standards. These are (state level only, so far) rules that require that electric utilities add more [...]

Release of U.S. Offshore Wind Energy: A Path Forward

Nov 12th, 2009 | By John Waller | Category: Wind Power

The U.S. Offshore Wind Collaborative (USOWC) announces the release of U.S. Offshore Wind Energy: A Path Forward, a resource for government, industry, and non-governmental stakeholders that offers a snapshot of U.S. offshore wind energy activity in 2009. Offshore wind energy has great potential to address the United States’ urgent energy and environmental challenges. While this [...]

Outlook for US Offshore Wind Projects: Favorable with High Gusts

Oct 3rd, 2009 | By John Waller | Category: Wind Power

The United States is viewed as one of the next big markets for offshore wind generation. Now that the Cape Wind project is considered more likely than not to proceed and the favorable political climate towards renewables, it is not a question of whether U.S. offshore wind farms will get built but how many.

World’s First Floating Wind Turbine Swtiches On

Sep 23rd, 2009 | By John Waller | Category: Top Story, Wind Power

Written by Philip Proefrock on 09/21/09 The energy company Statoil has begun operation of the first full-size Hywind floating wind turbine at a location 10 kilometers off the Norwegian coast. What is remarkable about this turbine is that is is floating in the water, rather than being rigidly attached to the ocean floor. Everyone who [...]

The Power of Wind in Somaliland

Oct 17th, 2008 | By John Waller | Category: North Africa and Middle East, Wind Power

In Somaliland people depend on diesel generators to pump water. This method has become very expensive and highly polluting to the environment. The average well or borehole requires between 10 and 30 liters of diesel each day. The backbone of the country’s economy is livestock and this has put the cost of livestock and agriculture [...]