Monthly Archives: July 2015

Wind energy and renewables become the hot topic in US politics

  Wind energy took the spotlight a couple of times this week in US politics as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton make their appearances.   First, Donald Trump was embarrassed when it was revealed he holds thousands of shares in … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 30, 2015 |

Australian takes a road trip and stops at a wind farm to ‘fuel up’

  Mark Talloen, a renewable enthusiast and retired agricultural engineer, stopped at a wind farm in Ravenshoe to charge up his Model S85 this past weekend. The Tesla driver used this opportunity to promote the use of renewable energy.   … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 27, 2015 |

UK small-medium wind industry uncertain due to policy changes

  The UK has experienced some unsavoury policy changes recently when the government has allowed local communities the power of veto when it comes to onshore wind energy.   As a result, many companies have been reaching out to the … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 21, 2015 |

MIT’s new statistical model more accurately predicts wind speed

  Researchers at MIT found a new method of predicting wind speed for future wind farm siting that takes only 3 months of data to calculate instead of the typical 12.   Before a large investment in a wind farm, … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 20, 2015 |

Canada makes the 10,000MW benchmark in installed wind energy

  The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) announced that Canada has reached the 10,000MW wind energy milestone last month. The country is the 7th in the world to surpass this mark in installed capacity thanks to the recent commissioning of … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 14, 2015 |

Denmark reaches new wind energy milestone: 140% of demand!

  Denmark reaches a huge milestone last week when its wind energy supply made up 140% of its electricity demands. The country was able to sell surplus electricity to neighbouring countries, Germany (40%), Norway (40%) and Sweden (20%).   It … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 13, 2015 |

London Array: The world’s largest wind farm turns two years old

    London Array, the world’s largest wind farm turns two years old this month. The project located 20km off the Kent coast in the UK, is backed by E.ON (30% share), Dong Energy (25% share), La Caisse de dépôt … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 7, 2015 |

Scotland experiences wind power high in June 2015

    Scotland experienced a surge in wind power for June 2015, as output met the needs of approximately 1.7 million homes. In data provided by WeatherEnergy for June, the stats show that wind power generated around 33% of Scotland’s … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 6, 2015 |

Is wind turbine syndrome real?

  Over the years there have been many skeptics and fear mongers claiming the ill effects of wind turbines on health and coining the term ‘wind turbine syndrome’. Many studies have proven that there are no mechanisms or reasons to … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 1, 2015 |