Today’s Solutions: May 30, 2024

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The world's largest offshore wind turbine provides clean energy to thousands in China

In an incredible feat of engineering, Three Gorges Energy successfully connected the world's first 16-megawatt offshore wind turbine to the power grid. The MingYang Smart Energy MySE 16-260 towers over the skyline with its 260-meter (853-ft) rotor diameter, ready to offer renewable energy to about Read More...

drone view, bird eye view of an Offshore Windmill farm in the ocean

AI makes wind farms safer for birds— a win for green energy expansion

For years, concerns over the potential harm wind turbines might cause to birds have been an obstacle to the expansion of wind energy. However, studies using artificial intelligence (AI) have shown that such worries are unfounded. The study analyzed vast amounts of data collected from bird Read More...

Assembly of giant wind turbine in Utah

Wind turbine components to be 3D printed on-site soon

When it comes to the design of wind turbines, the bigger they are, the better — at least in terms of cost savings and energy efficiency. However, one of the hurdles of building larger wind turbines is the challenging task of transporting these giant pieces of machinery to the site of Read More...

Wind farm across Italian countryside

Italy approves 6 new wind farms to reduce reliance on Russian gas

Italy is determined to wean itself off of its dependence on Russian gas by giving the green light to construct six more wind farms with a capacity of 418 megawatts. According to a government statement, these new farms will be erected in the central and southern regions of Puglia, Basilica, and Read More...

Germany solar energy

Germany plans to be 100 percent renewable by 2035

Sustainable energy sources such as wind and solar are important for countries as well as the planet. They improve efficiency, can reduce weather-related blackouts, and they also help a country’s independence by allowing it to rely on itself for energy.  Germany announced Monday that its goal Read More...

Wind turbines on a vertical ax

Wind turbines on a vertical axis can boost efficiency of wind farms

According to the latest Global Wind Report, the world needs to triple its wind energy production over the coming decade in order to reach critical net-zero targets. While that’s a very ambitious goal, a new study demonstrates that by redesigning conventional wind turbines, we could boost their Read More...

Wind farm funds condor breedin

Wind farm funds condor breeding program to offset potential species harm

Wind turbines are a great source of renewable energy, but they also pose a hazard to local bird populations. Some wind farms have started painting turbines black to prevent this, but wind company Avangrid Renewables has gone one step further and launched a condor breeding program to compensate for Read More...

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How black paint can drastically reduce bird deaths at wind farms

Politicians who lobby against the renewable energy industry often use the death toll of birds at wind farms as a way to argue against wind energy. But apparently, there’s a simple solution to reduce the number of deaths that happen at the blades of wind turbines: black paint. According to a Read More...

What if wind farms doubled as

What if wind farms doubled as public art installations?

As absurd as it might sound, many wind energy projects have been denied over the years because people don’t want wind turbines to disrupt their view. To overcome this aesthetic opposition to wind farms, which is known as NIMBY (not in my backyard), the international design collective Prototype Read More...

Offshore wind power could sing

Offshore wind power could singlehandedly meet world’s energy needs

Currently, offshore wind provides only 0.3% of global power generation. But a recent report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) claims that setting up wind turbines on the world’s best offshore sites could provide more than enough clean energy to outstrip global energy demand. In the Read More...