A few observations on the offshore wind industry

A savvy Brit recently suggested that the U.S. offshore wind industry should take advantage of European experience.

What if you could you build a wind turbine for hurricane-speed winds?

If you’re a wind industry advocate, as soon as you hear talk of wind speeds, even hurricane wind speeds, you think wind turbines.

China already surpassing some of its 2020 clean-energy targets

Coal still makes up the largest part of China’s energy consumption but that is changing, and quicker than most have anticipated. Earlier this year, the country announced plans to cancel more than 100 coal plants under development, which would have generated 120 GW or so of electricity capacity. Some have suggested that had the coal

Sizing up new offshore vessels, cranes & shuttles

Some call it the “high wind” or “offshore paradox.” The further offshore a wind project, the more challenging it is to install safely and cost-effectively. But despite the difficulty, a few global wind developers have their sights set on deeper waters and higher winds, which hold the promise of greater power generation. This means offshore

Growth in wind power driving supply chain demand in Western Canada

One of the most significant opportunities for Canada’s industrial supply base, over the next decade, lies in providing products and services to the North American wind-power industry. Over the past 10 years, global energy capacity has continued to grow at an average annual rate of more than 25%. Global investment in wind energy is projected

How might flywheels impact the transmission grid and renewables?

Since the invention of the potter’s wheel, flywheels have helped smooth the flow of energy in machines. Over time, more modern devices have found their way into some buses, trains, cranes, and automobiles, typically in the form of regenerative braking. In these cases otherwise wasted energy, say from a vehicle decelerating or stopping, is captured

Renewables continue to break records and (good news) there’s room for improvement

Today, countries across the globe rely less on fossil fuels and are continuing to focus on powering the world through clean energy from renewables.

Project update: How the wind industry is protecting bats

Mark you calendars. April 17, 2017 is National Bat Appreciation Day. It is a date worth noting because bats are worthy of recognition. They are the only mammals that can truly fly (not glide), with a remarkable ability to navigate using echolocation. Perhaps of most significance to humans, bats keep the bug population in check by

Monster deep water offshore floating wind turbines are the new horizon for renewable energy

The deep water floating offshore wind farms will meet the public’s preference for out sight out of mind WTGs located away from commercial fishing areas and will reinforce the U.S. Grid without requiring new long-distance transmission lines.

Blame taxes, not renewable energy, for high power costs in Germany

Everything below the Grid fee is a tax and it totals to 15.826 € cents.