In the news: research and developments in renewable energy, small wind markets


In the news: research and developments in renewable energy, small wind markets

 

Wind Energy Today: A Look at Wind Energy Projects Around the World

TreeHugger.com
With around 239 GW of wind power installed last year globally, the renewable resource is continuing to rise thanks to government incentives and environmental concerns.

New wind tower guidelines aim to lower bird deaths

The Associated Press
The Obama administration has recently put forth new guidance for wind farm location in effort to reduce the number of bird deaths while subsequently promoting the use of increased wind power; a common concern of environmentalists.

Airborne Wind Turbine Demonstrated by Makani

Electric Vehicle Authority
Makani Power. Inc successfully demonstrated an airborne electric generation system, or Airborne Wind Turbine (AWT), a new sustainable energy technology which allows a tethered wind turbine to become airborne—taking advantage of higher level winds.

Bold Ontario Feed-in Law Renewed

SustainableBusiness.com
The Ontario government released changes to the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Program this week, emphasizing its renewable energy development support, expanding the green energy economy.

A microgrid goes to jail

Gigaom.com
Chevron has built a microgird at a Dublin, Calif.-based jail using five 2.3 KW Southwest Windpower turbines, 1.2 MW of rooftop solar PV arrays, 1 MW fuel cell system to make sure energy doesn’t escape and provides a reliable backup.

 


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