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Innovative use of wind power

Innovative use of wind power

Ian Johnston writes in The Independent about how streetlights may be fitted with small wind turbines in Britain. Do you know of other such innovative uses of renewable energy technologies?   Renewable energy companies are fitting wind turbines to lampposts to make electricity Millions of lampposts could be fitted with wind turbines connected directly into … Continue reading

European offshore wind farms are undergoing a boom

European offshore wind farms are undergoing a boom

The European Union’s push away from fossil fuels toward renewables, along with falling costs, has seen offshore wind thrive with turbines being installed from the Irish to the Baltic Seas. Christian Schwägerl for Environment 360 writes in The Guardian about latest developments.   Europe’s offshore wind industry booming as costs fall On a sunny October … Continue reading

China powers ahead in wind turbine industry

China powers ahead in wind turbine industry

The global wind turbine industry has been dominated by the Danish firm Vestas for many years. Pilita writes in the Financial Times that a Chinese company, Goldwind has now overtaken Vestas to be the global leader.   China’s Goldwind becomes world’s largest wind turbine maker A Chinese company has become the world’s biggest wind turbine … Continue reading

UK is leader in offshore wind power

UK is leader in offshore wind power

Renewable Energy Focus reports that a new study by GlobalData shows the UK remaining the top offshore wind power market through until 2025. Importantly, the UK accounted for an impressive 51.3% share of global offshore capacity in 2014.   UK to remain top offshore wind power market by 2025, with capacity exceeding 23 Gigawatts, says … Continue reading