Wind power

Cargill Plans to Cut Down on Fuel Consumption by Flying Kites!

March 1, 2011 / No Comments

If there’s a will, there of course can be a way too! Cargill, the food and agriculture company seems to be putting the age old adage to practice. The company will soon begin start using giant kites on their ships so as to generate propulsion. And what do they gain? A cut in fuel use by around 35 per cent!

US Govt to Set Aside $50.5 million Towards Offshore Wind Plan

February 9, 2011 / 1 Comment

President Barack Obama’s goal of developing 80% of the total power required for the country from clean energy sources by 2035 is getting the thumbs up from the federal agencies as well as the administration.

China to Achieve 500 GW of Renewable Power by 2020

December 7, 2010 / No Comments

China is all set to hit a total of 500 Gigawatts of renewable energy on the grid by 2020. Estimated increment in the sector of wind power is 150 GW in the place of current 25 GW, electric power would come from adding 100 GW to make 300 GW of hydro power, adding 125 GW to have 150 GW of ...

US Plans New Approvals Process for Offshore Wind Power Projects

November 24, 2010 / No Comments

A new, major initiative has been announced by the US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, which will speed up the process of sanctioning offshore wind power projects. The US has seen years of delay caused by red tape holding up such projects, which is holding up the progress of renewable energy generation.

Airborne Wind Power Concept Catching Up

September 10, 2010 / No Comments

The concept of airborne wind power and industry is picking up, particularly in Europe. Though the concept is still in its germinating phase, companies like Makani Wind Power, Magenn Power and Joby Energy have built scaled-down models and have conducted a number of tests in this regard. The Department of Defense and ARPA-E (the R&D agency inside the Department of ...

Wind Power Major Vestas to Set Up Base in Portland

August 19, 2010 / No Comments

The long awaited decision from Vestas about where its North American headquarters would be built has finally come in. And Portland, Oregon – the location that has been announced is welcoming the decision with open arms. The city has been facing heavy unemployment issues and the new headquarters may add as many as 200 people to the already existing 400 ...

Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota Boast of More Than 10% Electricity from Wind

August 5, 2010 / 1 Comment

The United States is increasingly tilting towards wind power. It has been reported that four states - Iowa , South Dakota , North Dakota and Minnesota – currently get more than 10 per cent of their electricity from wind power. Significantly, as many as 28 other states are seeing new wind power projects breaking ground.

Residential Skyscraper With Inbuilt Wind Turbines Goes On Stream In London

July 27, 2010 / 1 Comment

The tallest residential building in central London is also unique for being the first skyscraper in the world that has wind turbines integrated directly into its building fabric. Although the building is officially called the Strata Tower, it has been nicknamed the Razor. An apt enough nickname for the silver and black building that stands 147 meters (485 ft.) tall. ...

China To Pump Hundreds Of Billions Into Clean Energy Development

July 21, 2010 / No Comments

China is reportedly budgeting almost $738 billion into clean energy development projects and into deployment. Set to be carried out over the span of the next ten years, China seems to have taken note of the fact that relying on fossil fuels is not the way to go riding into the future as a leader nation. With per capita emissions ...

Clean Green Energy On The Growth Path; UN Report Says

July 16, 2010 / No Comments

A recent U.N. report gives green enthusiasts good reason to celebrate. According to the report, in 2009, a lot more power capacity was added to the US and European countries from renewable sources than ever before in history. Mainly, power sourced from wind and solar energy served to be substitutes for conventional sources of energy.