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 … [Read more...] about Wind turbines on a vertical axis can boost efficiency of wind farms
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 … [Read more...] about Wind farm funds condor breeding program to offset potential species harm
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. … [Read more...] about How black paint can drastically reduce bird deaths at wind farms
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 … [Read more...] about What if wind farms doubled as public art installations?
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 … [Read more...] about Offshore wind power could singlehandedly meet world’s energy needs