Wind http://ewweb.com/taxonomy/term/7397/more en The Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Wind Power from AWEA and DOE http://ewweb.com/wind/top-10-things-you-didnt-know-about-wind-power-awea-and-doe <div class="node-body article-body">"The Top 10 Things You Didn't Know Aboiut Wind Power" by the DOE's Liz Hartman was recently posted on the website of the Association of Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Washington, D.C.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/wind/top-10-things-you-didnt-know-about-wind-power-awea-and-doe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/wind/top-10-things-you-didnt-know-about-wind-power-awea-and-doe#comments Wind Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:08:00 +0000 18581 at http://ewweb.com National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) AWEA Says Construction of Wind Farms is Surging in 2014 http://ewweb.com/wind/awea-says-construction-wind-farms-surging-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Washington, D.C., say renewable energy tax credits have encouraged the start of construction of over 14,000 MW in wind-generation in the United States so far in 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/wind/awea-says-construction-wind-farms-surging-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/wind/awea-says-construction-wind-farms-surging-2014#comments Wind Tue, 05 Aug 2014 17:39:00 +0000 18251 at http://ewweb.com Sleuths Say Tesla is Building Gigafactory East of Reno http://ewweb.com/electrical-vehicles/sleuths-say-tesla-building-gigafactory-east-reno <div class="node-body article-body">The speculation continues about the site for Tesla’s gigafactory, a $5 billion high-tech factory where it plans to build 500,000 annually through 2020.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/electrical-vehicles/sleuths-say-tesla-building-gigafactory-east-reno" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/electrical-vehicles/sleuths-say-tesla-building-gigafactory-east-reno#comments Electrical Vehicles Solar Wind Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:53:00 +0000 18081 at http://ewweb.com WECS Expands in Texas to Service Growth of Wind Farms http://ewweb.com/wind/wecs-expands-texas-service-growth-wind-farms <div class="node-body article-body">WECS Electric Supply, Palm Springs, Calif., has added a new distribution location in Abilene Texas, to service the wind farms in the region.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/wind/wecs-expands-texas-service-growth-wind-farms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/wind/wecs-expands-texas-service-growth-wind-farms#comments Solar Wind Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:58:00 +0000 17921 at http://ewweb.com <p>WECS, Palm Springs, Calif., is right down the street from a large wind farm, and several years ago Bruce Hammett, the company's president, sent EW this beautiful image of a rainbow over the wind turbines. Said Hammett in an email accompanying this photo, “Untouched photo taken 8 a.m. in Palm Springs area looking west where WECS is now involved in commercial solar farming… Storm coming in from west coast brought wind and clouds toward the valley. High winds blow out the clouds, but brings in sprinkles from miles away. Morning sun in east creates the rainbow.” Why microgrids may really matter http://ewweb.com/wind/why-microgrids-may-really-matter <div class="node-body article-body">Interested in microgrids? Read what the former Deputy Secretary of the Interior, David Hayes, currently a visiting lecturer at Stanford Law School, had to say in a July 18 New York Times opinion piece.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/wind/why-microgrids-may-really-matter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/wind/why-microgrids-may-really-matter#comments Solar Wind Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:35:00 +0000 17751 at http://ewweb.com Hayes believes microgrids can change lives for people living in remote areas. Photo source: Official portrait Warren Buffett willing to double investment in wind and solar to $30 billion http://ewweb.com/solar/warren-buffett-willing-double-investment-wind-and-solar-30-billion <div class="node-body article-body">Warren Buffett told attendees at the Edison Electric Institute conference that he is ready to double Berkshire Hathaway's $15 billion investment in solar and wind to $30 billion.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/solar/warren-buffett-willing-double-investment-wind-and-solar-30-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/solar/warren-buffett-willing-double-investment-wind-and-solar-30-billion#comments Solar Wind Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:03:00 +0000 16991 at http://ewweb.com <p>Berkshire Hathaway&#39;s Warren Buffett&nbsp;talked about renewables&nbsp;at an Edison Electric Institute conference in Las Vegas. <em>Photo credit: Getty images</em></p> AWEA says taller towers + bigger blades = more wind energy http://ewweb.com/wind/awea-says-taller-towers-bigger-blades-more-wind-energy <div class="node-body article-body">The increasing performance and production of wind turbines is the result of technological innovation and operational improvements, which has effectively driven down the costs and allowed development to occur in lower wind speed regions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/wind/awea-says-taller-towers-bigger-blades-more-wind-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/wind/awea-says-taller-towers-bigger-blades-more-wind-energy#comments Wind Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:04:00 +0000 15031 at http://ewweb.com National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL) Floating turbines: The future of offshore wind farms? http://ewweb.com/wind/floating-turbines-future-offshore-wind-farms <div class="node-body article-body">Supporters of floating offshore wind turbines say their technology can cut through bureaucratic red tape faster than conventional turbines because they can be anchored further away from land and are less likely to annoy folks who don’t want to see them from the shore.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/wind/floating-turbines-future-offshore-wind-farms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/wind/floating-turbines-future-offshore-wind-farms#comments Wind Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:08:00 +0000 14671 at http://ewweb.com Principle Power New GE software & hardware squeezes more productivity out of wind turbines http://ewweb.com/wind/new-ge-software-hardware-squeezes-more-productivity-out-wind-turbines <div class="node-body article-body">GE says its new PowerUp software and hardware technology allows wind farm operators to monitor performance in real time and boost power output by as much as 5% per turbine. The company says this could translate to a 20% increase in profit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/wind/new-ge-software-hardware-squeezes-more-productivity-out-wind-turbines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/wind/new-ge-software-hardware-squeezes-more-productivity-out-wind-turbines#comments Wind Tue, 18 Feb 2014 17:46:00 +0000 14451 at http://ewweb.com www.gereports.com AWEA says more wind turbines will be cranking in 2014 http://ewweb.com/wind/awea-says-more-wind-turbines-will-be-cranking-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">The wind industry should be in for a prosperous year, according to the U.S. Wind Industry Fourth Quarter 2013 Market Report recently published by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Washington, D.C.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ewweb.com/wind/awea-says-more-wind-turbines-will-be-cranking-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/wind/awea-says-more-wind-turbines-will-be-cranking-2014#comments Wind Mon, 03 Feb 2014 20:10:00 +0000 14111 at http://ewweb.com