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Wind power is the conversion of wind energy into a useful form of energy, such as wind turbines, windmills, windpumps. The total amount of economically extractable power available from the wind is considerably more than present human power use from all sources.(Wikipedia)

Go slow on OK’ing wind farms – Watertown Public Opinion

Go slow on OK’ing wind farmsWatertown Public OpinionBecause wind is variable, a dependable power system is required. In South Dakota, those are the Big Stone power plant plus natural gas power plants, such as one recently built north of Brookings near White. Wind power makes those systems inefficient.

Wind power to overtake coal power in Texas – Washington Examiner

Washington ExaminerWind power to overtake coal power in TexasWashington ExaminerWind energy is expected to overtake coal in Texas after Friday’s news that two large coal-fired power plants are set to close in the next year. The utility firm Luminant announced that it would close the Sandow Power Plant and the Big Brown Power Plant …Two Coal Plants Closing Their Doors In Central TexasNorth American WindpowerTexas’ largest power generator speeds up coal’s decline with closure of two more plantsDallas Newsall 27 news articles »

One Giant Wind Farm Could Power the Entire Planet – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comOne Giant Wind Farm Could Power the Entire PlanetNBCNews.comBut as this year’s historic hurricane season has shown, the world has plenty of wind. In fact, new research by scientists at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Stanford, California suggests that one stupendous wind farm floating in the North …

Mytrah reviews unauthorised multi-million dollar loan – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlyMytrah reviews unauthorised multi-million dollar loanWindpower Monthly… before updating shareholders, the utility said. The company’s share price fell by nearly 13% on 10 October. Mytrah Energy has 615.3MW of online projects in India, according to Windpower Intelligence, the research and data division of Windpower Monthly.

PacifiCorp facing regulatory blowback on wind power plans – OregonLive.com

OregonLive.comPacifiCorp facing regulatory blowback on wind power plansOregonLive.comStaff advisers at Oregon’s utility regulator threw cold water on PacifiCorp’s plan to spend $3.5 billion, one of its biggest upgrades ever, on wind turbines and a new transmission line. The Public Utility Commission staff say the utility had failed to …

Siemens Gamesa opens African blade factory – Windpower Monthly

Windpower MonthlySiemens Gamesa opens African blade factoryWindpower MonthlyMorocco is aiming to generate 52% of its electricity from clean energy sources by 2030. Wind power is targeted to account for 20% of the total. According to Windpower Intellige…

Is wind power living up to potential? – Southernminn.com

Southernminn.comIs wind power living up to potential?Southernminn.comTurbine. Northfield’s two colleges have a combined three wind turbines. According to Carleton College, one of its two turbines provides 30 percent of the college’s annual electricity. (News file photo). ST. PAUL — Wind power is not living up to …Is wind power living up to potential? Conservative groups says no …Bemidji Pioneerall 4 news articles »

Let sun & wind power Puerto Rico’s future – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsLet sun & wind power Puerto Rico’s futureNew York Daily NewsIn the wake of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans are grappling with an intensifying humanitarian crisis. But given the chance, the island could emerge from this disaster as a global leader in the transition toward clean energy. Unfortunately, it will …and more »

Microsoft just purchased all of GE’s newest Irish wind farm capacity … – TechCrunch

TechCrunchMicrosoft just purchased all of GE’s newest Irish wind farm capacity …TechCrunchMicrosoft signed an agreement with GE today to purchase every last bit of the wind energy from GE’s brand-new 37-megawatt Tullahennel wind farm located in..Microsoft is going to buy all the wind power from this GE siteCNBCMicrosoft to buy all the power from new Irish wind farmFinancial TimesMicrosoft buys 15 years worth of energy from GE’s Irish wind farmEngadgetWindpower Engineering (press release) -ZDNet -The Stack -Microsoft News Centerall 67 news articles »

There’s enough wind energy over the oceans to power human civilization, scientists say – Washington Post

Washington PostThere’s enough wind energy over the oceans to power human civilization, scientists sayWashington PostNew research published on Monday finds there is so much wind energy potential over oceans that it could theoretically be used to generate “civilization scale power” — assuming, that is, that we are willing to cover enormous stretches of the sea with …Can Deep Water Wind Farms Power The World?OilPrice.comOffshore wind farms have powerful advantage over land-based turbines, study findsScience MagazineEnergy for the Planet: Open Ocean Wind Turbines Could Provide …NewsweekNew Atlas -Mother Nature Network -Quartz -Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciencesall 101 news articles »

Wind energy’s expansion in Nebraska creates sharp new divide – Lincoln Journal Star

Lincoln Journal StarWind energy’s expansion in Nebraska creates sharp new divideLincoln Journal StarThe pushback was clear last year, when Lancaster and Gage counties approved noise restrictions that effectively halted several proposed wind farms. At the state level, a Nebraska lawmaker is trying to temporarily stop commercial wind projects in the …and more »

Microsoft is going to buy all the wind power from this GE site – CNBC

CNBCMicrosoft is going to buy all the wind power from this GE siteCNBCMicrosoft and General Electric (GE) have entered into a 15-year power purchase agreement in Ireland, it was announced Monday. The deal means that the tech giant will purchase all the wind energy produced at GE’s new, 37 megawatt (MW) Tullahennel …​Microsoft just bought all the electricity from this wind farm for 15 years to power cloud computingZDNetMicrosoft to buy all the power from new Irish wind farmFinancial TimesMicrosoft, GE announce 15-year wind energy deal in IrelandSeeking AlphaVentureBeat -Irish Times -StreetInsider.comall 12 news articles »

Banking sun and wind energy – Phys.Org

Phys.OrgBanking sun and wind energyPhys.OrgWhen renewable energy is stored in large amounts and for a long time, it is usually done using hydrogen. The electricity generated by a solar panel or a wind turbine is transmitted to an electrolyser unit, whi…