Monthly Archives: May 2014

A new study reveals wind power as the most popular source of energy in the UK

  A study conducted for the Guardian by Harris Interactive shows that wind power is the most popular source of energy in the UK. Approximately 2,000 respondents from various income and political backgrounds answered the survey in April 2014.   … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on May 30, 2014 |

Increasing power production of older wind turbines by increasing the length of blades

    Recently, there has been a study done that suggests wind turbines have a life span of approximately 25 years. However, since the industry has been investing in research and development, wind turbines are continually being optimized to produce … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on May 28, 2014 |

Do wind turbines affect local temperatures?

  A study titled “Impacts of wind farms on surface air temperatures” was published in the October issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and the results show that wind turbines have the ability to warm and cool … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on May 26, 2014 |

Onshore wind costs less than fossil fuels, according to a large utility company in Europe

  The EDP, a large utility company in Portugal calculated that onshore wind energy is already one third cheaper than coal and one fifth cheaper than gas. Why are these numbers so significant? Because they come from the numbers of … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on May 23, 2014 |

Wind turbine FiT programs boost the industry

  Wind turbine FiT programs create strong incentives for individuals to invest in renewable energy through compensation. According to Wikipedia, “Under a feed-in tariff (FiT), eligible renewable electricity generators, including homeowners, business owners, farmers and private investors, are paid a … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on May 15, 2014 |

Wind energy does NOT lift wholesale power prices

    A study by Windlab in Australia used eight years of data from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and found out that “wind energy deployment has dramatically reduced carbon emissions… without increases in wholesale electricity prices”.   The … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on May 14, 2014 |

The American Corn Growers Foundation supports the use of wind turbines for landowners and farmers

  The American Corn Growers Foundation (ACGF) have participated at the WindPower conference for 13 consecutive years to show their support of the use of wind turbines for landowners and farmers alike.   ACGF Director, Dan McGuire said “ACGF has … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on May 9, 2014 |

The Distributed Wind Energy Association partners with the American Wind Energy Association

  The Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA) announced that it has entered into a formal partnership with the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).   The partnership will help to “strengthen their representation of the small and community wind industry” in … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on May 8, 2014 |

Wind turbine competitions becoming more popular for children of all ages

  In a previous post, I talked about the KidWind Challenge that was open to children from middle and high schools. And now there is another wind turbine competition for university students, taking place at the AWEA conference in Las … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on May 2, 2014 |

Wind turbines for farmers in the UK help to supplement their income

  In the UK, there have been many installed small-medium wind turbines for farmers to supplement their existing agricultural income. In addition to reaping the benefits of feed-in-tariffs, they can also use the electricity to run their farming equipment.   … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on May 1, 2014 |