Monthly Archives: March 2016

Wind power reduced health costs by $7.3 billion last year

  According to an American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) report, wind power reduced health costs by $7.3 billion last year alone thanks to reductions in CO2.   These emissions amount to roughly 132 million metric tons or emissions from 28 … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on March 30, 2016 |

Wind energy pays $222 million a year to landowners in the US

    According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) thanks to wind energy, rural farmers and landowners make $222 million a year, with $156 million going to counties with ‘below average incomes’.   Wind power has long been praised … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on March 24, 2016 |

Using micro wind turbines to power cities?

  Thanks to funding by Hydro One, both profs and students at Ryerson’s Centre for Urban Energy (CUE) have been researching how micro wind turbines could power urban dwellings.   Associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on March 24, 2016 |

Wind farm light show in the Netherlands

  ‘Windlicht’, which translated means ‘windlight’, is the latest artwork from the artist Roosegaarde being displayed at the Eneco wind farm in Netherlands.   The laser lights use a tracking software and technology to track the movements of the blades … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on March 17, 2016 |

SSE sells 49.9% stake in Scottish Clyde Wind Farm

  Greencoat UK Wind Plc (“UKW”) and GMPF & LPFA Infrastructure LLP (“GLIL”) has just signed an agreement with SSE to purchase 49.9% of the 349.6MW Clyde Wind Farm located in South Lanarkshire for £355 million.   SSE’s Managing Director, … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on March 15, 2016 |

World’s largest offshore wind farm to be located in UK

  DONG Energy will be building a 1.2GW offshore wind farm just off the coast of Yorkshire, which will be capable of powering over 1 million UK homes.   The new wind farm called Hornsea Project One will be the … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on March 10, 2016 |

Scholarships for women in wind energy

  As today is International Women’s Day, let’s talk about how the wind energy industry is encouraging and supporting women to participate.   Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) was founded in 2005 to ensure more women played a role in … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on March 9, 2016 |

Wind turbine to bring power to Queen Elizabeth Hospital

  A wind turbine (with almost 1MW capacity) has been installed close to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn this past February and is expected to be operational by the end of this week. The electricity generated is enough … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on March 3, 2016 |