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1 hr ago | Scientific American
Frequency regulation is the process through which the grid operator maintains the frequency of the grid's alternating current at a precise, predetermined level. In the United States, for example, grids are strictly controlled to put out electric current with a frequency of 60 Hertz.
5 hrs ago | Reuters
Germany switched on Europe's largest commercial battery plant on Tuesday, an installation powered by 25,600 lithium-ion batteries that will help stabilize the region's growing supply of renewable energy. The 6-million-euro plant, the size of a school gymnasium, is designed to help even out short-term fluctuations that sometimes accompany power from renewable sources as Germany continues to raises its share of renewable energy from about 25 percent currently to 40-45 percent by 2025 and 55-60 percent by 2035.
5 hrs ago | Utility Products
The Connecticut Supreme Court announced Monday a unanimous decision backing a state agency regulating wind energy, rejecting a challenge by opponents of a wind energy project. The court ruled 6-0 that a trial court was correct to dismiss appeals by opponents of the project by BNE Energy Inc. to build three wind turbines in Colebrook in northwestern Connecticut .
9 hrs ago | Business Journal
Duke Energy Renewable Services will provide operation and maintenance services for the 283-megawatt Gulf Wind energy project in Armstrong, Texas, under a long-term contract. The commercial unit of Charlotte-based Duke Energy Corp. says its deal with wind farm owner Pattern Energy Group Inc. is for three years, with the contract starting in November.
11 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media
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16 hrs ago | MoneyWeek
Technological advances have reduced the subsidies needed to make wind energy economical. But the perception lingers that it is a waste of money.
Colorado Sen. David Balmer, R-Centennial, wants to impose regulations on Colorado windmills to reduce the number of birds they kill. Nope.
Wind turbines kill far fewer birds in North America than do cats or collisions with buildings such as cell towers, says a study Monday. As wind power expands nationwide, critics New Study Provides Most Wind turbines kill fewer birds than do cats, cell towers Wind turbines kill far fewer birds in North America than do cats or collisions with buildings such as cell towers, says a study Monday.
The National Agricultural Aviation Association issued a report about a California aerial applicator court case being settled with a $6.7 million judgment to the pilot's family against a group of defendants. The association contends the settlement establishes a standard of care as to the use of a meteorological evaluation tower for wind prospecting in agricultural areas.
Rhode Island officials had hoped Cape Wind would use New Bedford, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island's Quonset Point for the staging and construction of a proposed 130-turbine wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod, bringing jobs and economic activity to both states. Cape Wind announced Friday it had signed a lease agreement with Massachusetts.
In a fascinating decision last week, a divided panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Texas Public Utilities Commission had authority to limit the universe of "Qualifying Facilities" under the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act which can choose to enter into a "legally enforceable obligation" requiring a utilities to purchase power from a renewable energy producer. The decision could be a big problem for wind power facilities in jurisdictions less than fully hospitable to renewable energy.
The Connecticut Supreme Court has sided with a state agency regulating wind energy, rejecting a challenge by opponents of a wind power project. In a decision announced Monday, the court ruled 6-0 that a trial court was correct to dismiss appeals by opponents to the project by BNE Energy Inc. to build three wind turbines in Colebrook.
Two massive, 20,000-pound buoys decked out with the latest in meteorological and oceanographic equipment will enable more accurate predictions of the power-producing potential of winds that blow off U.S. shores. The bright yellow buoys -- each worth $1.3 million -- are being commissioned by the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington state's Sequim Bay.
Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power today announces the signing of an agreement with Swiss wind farm developer NEK Umwelttechnik to purchase the 225 megawatt AyitepaWind Farm, located 40 kilometres from Accra on the east coast of Ghana. The project, which represents a total investment of USD525 million, is expected to reach financial close next year and start generating power early in 2016.
The head of the American Wind Energy Association will be one of the featured speakers at this year's Nebraska wind and solar power conference. Organizers recently announced that the trade group's Tom Keirnan will be one of the four keynote speakers at the conference in La Vista.
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Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 05:40 pm
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