Monthly Archives: July 2016

Wind energy to contribute billions to the state of Illinois

  A wind study conducted by Illinois State University’s Center for Renewable Energy shows that wind energy will contribute billions to the Illinois economy.   The recent findings of the study were announced by the Center’s Director, David Loomis at … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 28, 2016 |

Why Levelized Cost of Electricity is an important measurement in wind

As the wind industry continues to grow, it is faced with much opposition, and a lot of misinformation is being shared.   Some of the biggest myths around wind is that the costs of building and installing wind turbines are … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 26, 2016 |

Long Island offshore wind farm to be approved next week

  The race for North America’s first offshore wind farm had begun several years ago, and is continuing on today. The tables may have turned for one such project, as New York’s Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) is expected to … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 21, 2016 |

A new micro wind turbine designed for remote regions

  A new micro wind turbine has been designed by Nils Ferber, a student at École cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL) in Switzerland, and has recently won the 2016 BG Sustainable Development Prize.   The wind turbine was created as … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 19, 2016 |

Scotland to be home of world’s largest floating wind farm

  The world’s largest floating wind farm will have a home off the east coast of Scotland.   The first prototype for this proposed wind farm was installed off the coast of Norway, by the Norwegian energy company, Statoil. The … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 14, 2016 |

The Netherlands to build the largest, cheapest wind farm in the world

  The Government of the Netherlands has announced recently through a press release that it will be building the largest and cheapest wind farm in the world.   The first phase of the Borssele offshore wind farm will be 700MW, … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 12, 2016 |

New small wind turbine to power homes at a fraction of the normal cost

  Avant Garde Innovations (AGI), created by brothers Arun (34) and Anoop George (30), has developed a small wind turbine that can generate electricity for 75% less than current costs.   Middle-income households could have their energy needs met with 5 … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 7, 2016 |

The London Array wind farm powers nearly 1 in 50 British homes

  The London Array, the largest offshore wind farm in operation, currently powers roughly 1 in 50 British households.   The 630MW wind energy project consists of 175 wind turbines and has produced 6,900,000MWh of energy while offsetting approximately 2,950,000 … Continue reading

Posted By Sally on July 5, 2016 |