Wind Turbine Advancements

Wind turbines have come a long way since their inception in the 1880s. Today, they are a common sight in many parts of the world, providing clean energy to power homes and businesses. In the last five years, wind turbine technology has undergone some significant changes, updates, and improvements. These advancements have resulted in increased efficiency, improved reliability, and reduced … Read More

Wind Power in 2013

The future of wind power in the United States will hopefully get a considerable push in the right direction after congress and Obama have approved the renewal of the wind energy tax credits after they were threatened for removal after the fiscal cliff in late 2012. Now, wind energy construction companies can continue stalled wind turbine construction from the year before. if you look … Read More

Congress extends wind tax credits

Hurray! Congress has extended the wind energy tax credits through 2013.  Meaning that any wind turbine production project that begins construction in 2013 will be eligible regardless of them becoming operational or not in this same year. This extension, although many hoped for a longer extension than one year, is huge for the wind industry.  Many large-scale wind energy projects have been … Read More

East Coast Offshore Wind Turbines

Looks as if the ocean view of some of you Eastcoasters may be changing over the next few years. The US Government has released new plans to offer leases towards large areas of ocean off the coast of Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Virginia that have a high potential for wind energy production. Around 200,000 acres will be available for lease … Read More

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Romney Declares War on Wind Energy

Romney’s campaign has confirmed this week that it will put an end to long-standing tax credits for wind farm projects when the debate is set to resurface later this year. If republicans secure the white house the wind energy sector of the United States, which has become the second biggest wind energy market to China with the help of these … Read More

Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

It’s cheaper to have an offshore wind turbine floating on the water surface than it is to build the structural support to the bottom of the ocean.  The difference in cost between the two is then exaggerated even more the further you go from the shore, where winds are usually stronger and more efficient for wind turbines anyway. The idea … Read More

Why do some wind turbines not spin?

Ever wonder why some wind turbines in a wind farm are not spinning? Well, there are a handful of potential reasons why a wind turbine is not spinning. 1.  There is not enough wind for the wind turbine to start spinning on its own, and any available start-up mechanism for low wind speeds is not being used. 2.  The wind … Read More

Falmouth wind turbine to be shut down over noise levels

  Falmouth Massachusetts, a town that proudly supports renewable energy, has moved to shut down the operations of a 1.65MW wind turbine that was saving the city an average of $375,000 a year. The wind turbine is located at the town’s wastewater treatment plant.  It stands with a 262 foot long hub, with blades that extend another 400 feet from … Read More