Category: Wind

Annual solar installs to beat wind for first time

Solar power capacity installed around the world this year will beat wind for the first time driven by stronger policy support in key markets, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.  More »

Nation’s largest wind farm proposed for West Texas

A Dallas-based wind-power developer has proposed an array of as many as 650 wind turbines for 190 square miles of the Texas South Plains.  More »

Benefits of more renewable power offset burdens, study finds

A high level of wind and solar use would not increase costs or emissions from power plants that have to start and stop frequently to balance the grid, according to a study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.  More »

Texas purchase marks Google’s biggest energy deal yet

In its largest energy-industry deal so far, the Internet behemoth is buying the output of a future North Texas wind farm that will be about half the size of its current renewable power production.  More »

Gamesa wins first U.S. order for new low-wind turbine model

Gamesa Corp. Tecnologica SA, Spain’s biggest wind turbine maker, said it won its first U.S. order for a new medium-and low-wind turbine model.  More »

Study reveals significant number of eagle deaths by wind farms

A new scientific study is one of the first tallies of eagle deaths attributed to the nation’s growing wind energy industry, which has been a pillar of President Barack Obama’s plans to reduce the pollution blamed for global warming.  More »

Talking windmills herald gust of U.S. productivity growth

At the Top Crop farm in Dwight, Illinois, 200 turbines rise from a sea of corn and soybeans, their blades gently turning day and night to spin up wind energy. They talk to one another, unheard by the human ear, seeking to keep pace with their neighbors’ output.  More »

Wind energy company launches $320 million IPO

A San Francisco-based wind power company that is building a 218 megawatt wind power facility in the Texas Panhandle is reaching out to public markets with a $320 million initial public offering.  More »

Renewable power falls as Texas wind underperforms

U.S. renewable power generation fell 4 percent in August, compared with the same month a year ago, as Texas wind and other resources underperformed, according to an analysis from research firm Genscape.  More »

The Economic and Political Consequences of the Last 10 Years of Renewable Energy Development

I’ve been privileged to be an editor of TOD over the past several years, and am glad to have been invited to do a final post as the site moves to an archive status. When I started writing about energy on the blogs in 2003/2004, I was writing mostly ab…  More »

Dominion wins US offshore wind auction

Dominion Virginia Power was declared the provisional winner of the federal government’s second-ever offshore wind auction on Wednesday, likely securing the rights to build a commercial installation in Atlantic waters near the Virginia coast.  More »

Americans want more wind, less costs

Americans overwhelmingly want more wind energy, but projects that could make that happen have been mired in controversy and concern, experts said at a Houston conference on Tuesday.  More »
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