There’s the thought that solar will cool off in Japan, and onshore wind might grow. GE is ready with the “2.85-103 wind turbine for Japan.”
Why build sea walls when huge arrays of wind turbines can sap a hurricane’s energy (and reduce the storm surge) while also generating power?
These are tough times for offshore wind in Europe, but wind farm performance figures are a reminder of the sector’s exciting potential.
While citing the need for more rigorous research, an official Australian review of the current science finds no credible evidence of ill health from wind farms.
Disputing earlier claims, new research shows wind turbine performance declines just 1.6 percent per year, on average – in line with conventional technologies.
Clean energy sources accounted for over half of Europe’s primary energy production in 2012, according to data just released by the EU.
“The Solutions Project” by Stanford’s Mark Jacobson (with help from actor Mark Ruffalo) points the way to an all-wind, water and sunlight future for every state in the union.