Tag Archives: wind power

Renewables Officially Pass Coal

It’s official, green energy has passed its age-old nemesis for the first time in 130 years. In an update to an item from three weeks ago, renewable energy has officially passed coal on the American energy consumption chart for the first time in 130 years. In 2019, U.S. annual energy consumption from renewable sources exceeded […]

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Renewables Finally Get the Green Light

Projections are early, but pandemic should finally push green past coal The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its May 2020 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) this week, and it contains big news. Albeit an early projection, the government body found that this year—however permanently tainted—will be the first official year on record where renewable energy […]

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AWEA Annual Report

Wind power had banner year in 2019, hopes to weather pandemic Although the COVID-19 pandemic is causing great uncertainty throughout the American (and global) economies, one of the primary renewable energy associations in the world believes American wind power rests on a strong foundation, following number of a banner 2019. AWEA’s Wind Powers America Annual […]

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Blade Runners

Phased-out wind turbines are not so eco-friendly Progressive solutions are not without their ironies, and the wind power industry is encountering one of its first long-term hurdles as we enter 2020. A Bloomberg report earlier this week detailed how most wind turbine blades are not reusable—and are therefore starting to fill up landfills worldwide. The […]

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Electrothermal Storage

SGRE unveils new method & system for storage up to 130 MW/h for a week Siemens‘ renewable energy offshoot, Siemens Gamesa, introduced its latest in energy storage tech last week: an electrothermal system said to be capable of storing up to 130 megawatt-hours of electricity for the duration of one week by utilizing volcanic rock. […]

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WEG, Airborne

Brazilian parent company teaming up with airplane maker Brazilian electric engineering company WEG SA—parent company of the Duluth, Ga., motor manufacturer WEG Electric Corp.—announced May 28 it had signed an agreement with Brazil’s airliner company Embraer to develop new technology for electrical propulsion systems for aircraft. WEG said in a statement that the first test […]

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Live From AWEA 2019

Windpower 2019 in Houston is incorporating more than wind Electrical Apparatus is in Houston for the country’s premier wind power event this week, and there’s plenty to see. The show has expanded each year to cover more than just the wind industry; almost all sectors of renewable energy are being represented and/or discussed this year. […]

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Wind Turbine Repairs

AWEA’s Windpower expo next week in Houston could be a great place to start If you’ve been skeptical of the potential for servicing wind turbines, look no further than this statistic for encouragement. Livonia, Michigan’s own PSI Repair Services, Inc., recently surpassed 40,000 repaired wind-turbine parts for the wind energy market, following a busy 2018. […]

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Wind Farm to Windy City

Proposed line will transport wind and solar energy from Iowa to Chicago’s wholesale power markets A bold proposal to take wholesale-level renewable energy sources underground via fiber optic cables, then tunnel it towards Chicago to supply two major markets with power, gained its first step of approval. Direct Connect Development Company (DC DevCo) announced the […]

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Siemens’ Big Play Potential

Selected by Boeing for automation; SGRE signs large Russian contract In less than a week to start December, Siemens has inked deals with Boeing and Ruselprom. The company is living up to its reputation as a “major player in the industry” or “industry leader”…all the phrases we tend to see in press releases but that […]

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