Monthly Archives: July 2014

NREL project aims to reduce the cost of wind energy

  The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) launched the Distributed Wind Turbine Competitiveness Improvement Project (CIP) to help reduce the cost of wind energy in the United States. Funding for the project comes from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 28, 2014 |

Microsoft is investing in wind energy

    The software company has decided to buy 175MW of power by investing in wind energy from the Pilot Hill Wind Project in Illinois, close to Chicago. The 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) will be the largest wind energy … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 17, 2014 |

Iowa leads in wind energy

  Iowa is the leading state  in the US for electricity production through wind energy. There are currently more than 3200 wind turbines in Iowa, which has created more than 6000 jobs and contributed $2.6 billion to their economy.   … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 16, 2014 |

Wind farm in Scotland gets approval

  A wind farm in Scotland, consisting of 22 wind turbines, has been approved by the government in West Lothian. The Harburnhead wind farm will be capable of powering approximately 31,000 homes with 66MW of electricity.   It is estimated … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 11, 2014 |

What is the real impact of wind turbines on birds?

  Over the years many different organizations have been trying to determine the real impact of wind turbines on birds. Unfortunately, no one association is tasked with the job of keeping track of these numbers, and most of the information … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 10, 2014 |

Leasing land for wind energy helps farmers supplement income

    Farmers in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, are supplementing their income by leasing a portion of land for wind energy to companies like Meridian Energy.   Farmers are paid a fee for renting a portion of their land, and … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 4, 2014 |