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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Faye Oney / October 10, 2018

Metal organic frameworks for converting carbon dioxide to useful chemicals, wind farms might heat up the planet, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 10, 2018.

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Video: Green energy shows its beautiful side with laser light show

By Stephanie Liverani / March 16, 2016

Take a trip to the Eneco wind farm in Zeeland (in the Netherlands) and you’ll find an artistic take on the traditional turbine farm. Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde designed “Windlicht” (or “Windlight”) to showcase the beauty of clean energy.

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Google invests in windpower “superhighway”

By / October 12, 2010

Last April I reported on a proposal to grid-lock offshore wind farms with underground transmission lines in order to keep wind power supply stable. By connecting wind farms that lie along the Eastern Seaboard, the overall output would stabilize despite vastly different weather conditions along the 1,500 miles of coastal ocean. Back in April there…

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Grid-locking turbines to combat intermittency

By / April 13, 2010

The New York Times reported that researchers have proposed connecting wind farms with underground transmission lines in order to keep wind power supply stable. Intermittency of wind generated power is a problem, since the turbines stop when the wind isn’t blowing. By connecting wind farms that lie along the Eastern Seaboard, the overall output would…

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Startup gets funding for two-bladed wind turbine

By / January 7, 2010

According to a press release, the Berkeley-based startup Nordic Windpower expects to change the landscape of wind farms. Within a few years, CEO Tom Carbone says, Californians may expect to see vistas altered by the erection of 300-foot-tall turbines equipped with two enormous blades that rotate more slowly than their three-bladed counterparts. Just one of…

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Small-scale renewables plan clashes with big energy

By / January 6, 2010

The San Francisco Chronicle published an interesting viewpoint held by Bill Powers, California engineer and energy consultant. Powers argues that instead of focusing on large-scale solar and wind farms, the U.S. needs to turn to small-scale, local renewable harvesting, i.e., cover every available surface with solar panels, put turbines on rooftops and ditch the sprawling…

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Siemens to supply Mexico’s first wind farm

By / November 10, 2009

Via press release, Siemens has secured a contract to supply 70 wind turbines to one of Mexico’s largest wind farms, the Los Vergeles project, in a deal that marks its first major turbine order in Latin America. Grupo Soluciones en Energias Renovables, a Mexican wind-energy developer, will pay Siemens $270 M for the SWT-101 turbines,…

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