Disputing earlier claims, new research shows wind turbine performance declines just 1.6 percent per year, on average – in line with conventional technologies.
The federal government wants to make it easier to install taller wind turbines, which could open up big parts of the country to a new renewable energy source.
An innovative prototype wind turbine has just produced its first electricity, which means the world’s most powerful turbine is now in operation.
Most offshore wind turbines these days generate 3 to 4 megawatts; a Vestas model that should begin testing soon is an 8 MW monster.
Cape Wind and Siemens finalize a deal for 130, 3.6-megawatt wind turbines, and Siemens says a $100 million equity stake in the project is likely.
A Siemens factory in Fort Madison, Iowa, will be humming again, making the blades for 448 giant wind turbines.
Taller wind turbines – and those in California – could present a greater risk to birds, according to a new study.