Thursday, October 13th, 2011
Iberdrola is a prominent global private electric utilities company as well as the largest operator of renewable energy in the world. It is headquartered in Bilbao, Spain and services more than 16 million customers around the world (with nine million of those customers in Spain). Some of the operations include transmission, (more…)
Monday, October 10th, 2011
In what is emerging as a major green IP story, not just of technology but of international intrigue, American Superconductor (AMSC) recently filed two lawsuits against its erstwhile customer, Chinese wind energy system maker Sinovel.
Both cases involve allegations that a former AMSC (more…)
Thursday, September 29th, 2011
South Africa’s Eskom has secured a $100 million credit facility from French development finance group Agence Française de Développement for financing a wind power project.
The loan will be used to finance Eskom’s 100-megawatt Sere Wind Project in Vredendal in South (more…)
Thursday, September 15th, 2011
A new report from the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory shows that electric vehicles could aid in expanding renewable energy sources like wind in the Pacific Northwest. This region of the United States is increasingly looking at wind power to satisfy their growing energy demands. (more…)
Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
Wind mills are a clean alternative energy supply but not everyone agrees. The Rhode Island General Assembly’s newly enacted laws facilitating the siting, construction and power-purchase agreements for commercial-grade renewable energy projects took a big hit this week. On September 12th, the town of (more…)
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
Small wind generation is not only good for the environment; it creates jobs too.
A few days ago we wrote about Sauer’s WindCharger, a new, small wind generation turbine that is attracting a great deal of interest from potential distributors. (more…)
Monday, September 12th, 2011
Small wind generation with vertical axis turbines, also known as VAWT, is one of the most exciting recent developments in small scale alternative energy generation.
Last week we caught wind that Sauer Energy, which develops VAWT systems, has attracted huge interest (more…)
Friday, September 9th, 2011
When I meet people and tell them what I do at Xcel Energy (environmental communications manager), they often get excited and volunteer that they have seen the wind farm off state Highway 93, outside of Golden, Colo. And being a know-it-all, I’m quick to correct them that it’s not really a wind farm, but the (more…)
Thursday, September 8th, 2011
Two recent stories illustrate how far wind power can go in terms of efficiency and mechanics.
First, let’s take a look at what Japanese researchers have come up with.
According to Mother Nature Network, scientists at Kyushu University in Japan have come up with an (more…)
Friday, August 26th, 2011
Three days ago, much of the American East Coast experienced a 5.8 magnitude earthquake. Fortunately there was not much damage, but the ghost of energy blackouts reared its ugly face when nuclear reactors in Virginia were powered off automatically by safety systems. Meanwhile, wind turbines continued to spin (more…)