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Wind power

Wind power

In an updated version of his original feature, John Twidell explains the fundamentals of wind power technology, summarizes the engineering and operational principles of wind turbines, and looks at some of the latest developments in the field.
On the cusp? An update of the state of the offshore wind market

On the cusp? An update of the state of the offshore wind market

With new projects currently under construction in the UK and the Netherlands, and serious advances taking place in many other countries, is offshore wind development finally beginning in earnest? Alasdair Cameron reports.
What’s New on the Turbine Market? Advances and Trends

What’s New on the Turbine Market? Advances and Trends

Last year saw exponential market growth in terms of installed wind turbines, coupled with continuing component shortages, which simultaneously put a brake on the maximum potential global wind market gain. The number of new wind markets is still expanding and some of these countries, particularly in Asia, have already become serious contenders for a place in the Top 10. Eize de Vries reports on key market and technology developments, trends, the companies and the main players in this still-growing sector.
Beyond Utility 2.0: Part 2 “The Present”

Beyond Utility 2.0: Part 2 “The Present”

Aggressive state policy and cost reductions for clean energy have created two business model crises for electric utilities: stagnant sales and exponentially rising production from distributed renewable sources. This is the second of four parts of ILSR’s Beyond Utility 2.0 to Energy Democracy report being published in serial.  To see the first post, click here. Download the entire report and see ILSR’s other […]
FERC Relicensing: Working Together to Determine the Best Use of a Public Resource

FERC Relicensing: Working Together to Determine the Best Use of a Public Resource

During the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission relicensing process for Puget Sound Energy's 170-MW Baker River project, representatives of 24 groups worked collaboratively for five years to determine the best use of the water resource. The principles of interaction used in the Baker River process can be adapted for other projects.
What’s Up with the Algae Biofuels Industry?

What’s Up with the Algae Biofuels Industry?

Algae, algae, algae —  biofuels made from and by the littleist creatures in the advanced bioeconomy is back in focus this week, as the DOE puts $18 million in funding into the marlet aimed at stimulating sub-$5 per gallon algae biofuels by 2019.
News Round-up

News Round-up

A round-up of renewable energy news from around the world.
News Round-up

News Round-up

A round-up of news from around the world.
The Question Day 32: What is the Most Difficult Issue Facing the Solar Industry?

The Question Day 32: What is the Most Difficult Issue Facing the Solar Industry?

It's been a year of both continued expansion and mounting challenges for the global solar industry. RenewableEnergyWorld asked solar industry executives to share their thoughts and insights on one burning question: