Alternative Energy

Wind Farms

News and Information about wind farm technology and issues.

May 30, 2015

Wind Farms

Wind farms are created when multiple wind turbines are placed in the same location for the purpose of generating large amounts of electric power. Due to rising energy prices and the resultant search for alternatives, there are now thousands of wind farms in many countries around the world. There is still a lot of controversy surrounding the pros and cons of wind power and its local impact. The articles listed on this page explore news and information about wind farms.

Flying Wind Farms: Future Power Harvesters

Flying Wind Farms: Future Power Harvesters

How would you like swarms of kite-like airborne turbines spinning at high altitudes sending power down via nano-tube cable tethers to generate power for your community? This could very

The Wind Energy Industry is Nothing New

The Wind Energy Industry is Nothing New

Though our scientists may claim that they are inventing something new by using wind as a source of generating energy, the truth is that wind is being used for

South Korea Planning Massive Off Shore Wind Farm

South Korea Planning Massive Off Shore Wind Farm

Wind energy currently meets a mere 1.5% of global electricity generation. But scientists foresee a lot of potential in this alternative energy source. Asian countries are also trying to

Wind Energy Instruments getting Bigger & Better

Wind Energy Instruments getting Bigger & Better

Renewable energy production and demand growth is gaining momentum in many ways across the world. There is a booming demand of wind power today and all wind energy equipment

Fresh-Water Wind Farm on Lake Erie

Fresh-Water Wind Farm on Lake Erie

A fresh-water wind farm is taking shape at Lake Erie and when completed will provide 20 megawatts and get on to about one gigawatt power by 2020. Huge individual

Scientists Study Fish Schools for Wind Farm Ideas

Scientists Study Fish Schools for Wind Farm Ideas

Presently Fluid Dynamics Expert, John Dabiri, is very much on the quest of improving designs of wind turbines. Spotting behaviours that may throw light on energy-related practices in biological

Two Wind Farms get Investment from Google

Two Wind Farms get Investment from Google

Now big companies are going green and proudly proclaiming it too from rooftops. Google Inc. has invested $38.8 million in two North Dakota wind farms. This is the first

Energy Grid Could Make Offshore Wind Power More Reliable

Energy Grid Could Make Offshore Wind Power More Reliable

Scientists believe that natural resources can meet the energy needs of the entire human population. Wind energy too has huge potential to generate power for us. Researchers are trying

Is It Possible To Convert To 100% Wind Power?

Is It Possible To Convert To 100% Wind Power?

With all the talk of going green, the question had been thrown out many times if there will ever be a time that we can use nothing but renewable

GE to Manufacture Offshore Wind Turbines

GE to Manufacture Offshore Wind Turbines

GE, the US industrial group, is promoting and showing confidence in offshore wind technology by buying ScanWind, which makes direct-drive turbine components. This move will help in generating thousands

Studying Sea Waves with Radar

Studying Sea Waves with Radar

Off shore wind is steady and blows harder. If a country is densely populated it is hard to find open space to install wind farms. That is why there

Africa’s biggest wind farm coming up in Kenya

Africa’s biggest wind farm coming up in Kenya

Some of the African regions are so hot that unless you’re are accustomed to that climate it is not possible for your to survive. Extreme temperatures also generate extreme

Improvements in Wind Speed Forecasting

Improvements in Wind Speed Forecasting

Sources of alternative energy are still in infancy stage and taking nascent steps towards the future. So there are ample scopes for scientists to improve upon the various aspects

Using Radar to Protect Birds from Wind Farms

Using Radar to Protect Birds from Wind Farms

The new Peñascal wind farm in Texas hopes to become a model for responsible development by installing new radar technology to protect migratory birds and wildlife. According to recent

New Revolution in Wind Power

New Revolution in Wind Power

As soaring oil prices and greenhouse gas emissions fuel the search for cheaper and cleaner sources of energy, a Japanese aerospace manufacturer may have found the right stuff for

Small Wind Farm Ready to Generate Power

Small Wind Farm Ready to Generate Power

While very small wind energy projects are not normally viable due to the cost and effort involved, a small wind farm in the Clay County could easily start generating

Spain Sets Wind Power Generation Record

Spain Sets Wind Power Generation Record

By generating 40% of the energy required by wind Spain set a world record last week. When high winds blew through north-west Spain on Thursday, a massive 11,180 MW

Robot Ranchers Could Maintain Future Wind Farms

Robot Ranchers Could Maintain Future Wind Farms

We all know that the need of the hour is alternative energy so that future generations can still breathe fresh air and have enough energy for their industrial purposes

Horizon Wind Energy in Indiana

Horizon Wind Energy in Indiana

Alternative energy giant Horizon Wind Energy wants to trap the immense potential of wind energy. They are planning to open an Indianapolis office for developing up to four new

GE Invests in Acciona’s Dakotan Wind Farm

GE Invests in Acciona’s Dakotan Wind Farm

GE Energy Financial Services, an investor in energy and water industries and a business unit of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), is investing $141 million into a wind farm. This

Texas Approves New Wind Power Project

Texas Approves New Wind Power Project

Much solar and wind power are generated far away from the real consumers. It’s a great problem to transport the generated power to its genuine users because vast amount

Wind Turbines and Radar Systems

Wind Turbines and Radar Systems

The U.S. Department of Defence has released a report about the impact of wind farms on military radar installations. The report undermines previous U.S. Air Force report which stated that

Airtricity plans Wind Farms in the UK

Airtricity plans Wind Farms in the UK

The Airtricity firm wants to build wind farms on 38 sites in the UK, two of which are in the Harborough district around Kibworth and the Langtons. The first plot

Japan Wind Power Project Threatened

Japan Wind Power Project Threatened

Eurus Energy Holdings Corp., Japan’s biggest wind power supplier, may scrap a plan to build turbines in the north of the country after the regional utility said it will cut