Renewable Energy In-depth Technology

- December 08, 2014

Could Siting New Wind Farms Be Simply about Finding the Right Supply-Demand Match?

Supply and demand — the general economic model that makes the world spin — underpins how far clean renewable energy can go to satisfy our needs. Wind power supply is dependent upon...

Joan Sullivan - October 28, 2014

Making the Blade Photoessay: How and Where Wind Turbines Get Their Swoosh

An industrial wind turbine is a complex machine made up of hundreds of moving parts, but it takes just three of them to make the magic possible: the blades.

Bradley Baldwin - October 24, 2014

Designing Reliable, Cost-effective Wind Turbine Shaft Systems

A wind turbine’s main shaft requires a reliable bearing for operation. Some bearing designs have been known to fail prematurely resulting in costly maintenance repairs. Recent upgrades...

Renewable Energy World Editors - October 06, 2014

Look Who's Talking: The Experts Attending Renewable Energy World Conference, North America

Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo is one of the leading conferences for the renewable energy industry. The conference features insightful discussions and presentations during...

William Flanagan - September 22, 2014

Battery Storage with Solar PV: The Next Logical Step

Installed solar photovoltaics (PV) in the United States has grown by 418 percent between 2010 and 2014, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s April 2014 Electricity...

Arnold Kravitz - August 13, 2014

New Micro-Parallel Inverters Aim to Reduce System Costs, Improve Performance

Traditionally, there have been two main options for solar installation designers and engineers to convert DC to AC power: string inverters or micro inverters. Both present significantly...

Darek Kominek - July 31, 2014

Case Study: Using OPC Software To Operate Wind Farms in Spain

Wind power is increasingly becoming an established source of energy. High oil prices, global warming concerns and the nuclear disaster in Fukushima have all contributed to more people...

Sarah Galbraith - July 30, 2014

From Grass in the Field to Fuel in the Hopper: On-Farm Grass Energy is an Opportunity for Farmers

Farmers and landowners want to lower fuel and feed costs, explore feed and fertilizer co-products, be more self-sufficient, and rely less of fossil fuels. Biomass grass crops can be...

Jim Lane - July 28, 2014

Solar Fuels: How Close, How Real?

There’s a class of fuels that don’t use an intervening biomass to make a fuel — so, though they use biology or waste carbon, they’ve bristled at being called “biofuels." Instead, the...

Aater Suleman - July 21, 2014

Get the Most Out of Solar: Cloud-Based Data Monitoring and Control Solutions

As the cost of implementing solar panels drops, more organizations are looking to deploy solar energy solutions. Experts predict a rise in solar investment in coming years. Monitoring...

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