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Taller concrete wind turbine towers may finally get off the ground to expand wind power potential

By April Gocha / June 12, 2017

According to studies of wind power potential from towers positioned at varying distances off the ground, taller wind turbine towers would make wind power viable in a much wider region of the United States than is currently feasible.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / November 23, 2016

Smashing metallic micro-cubes makes them ultrastrong, glow-in-the-dark dye could fuel liquid-based batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 23, 2016.

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Iowa State University engineers put wind turbine towers made from precast concrete to the test

By Stephanie Liverani / November 18, 2015

After almost a year of research and development, engineers at Iowa State University are putting their taller concrete wind turbine towers to the test with plans to revolutionize how we harness wind power in the U.S.

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Solar-wind energy may tower over other renewables to provide clean electricity to Arizona

By April Gocha / May 24, 2014

The Solar Wind Downdraft Tower is the first hybrid solar-wind energy technology, and it may be coming to a hot climate near you.

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics worlds

By Eileen De Guire / May 20, 2013

• Austrian fireproof materials maker RHI is considering building a new plant in the United States, the company said, to join the growing number of European industrial firms attracted by cheap energy prices across the Atlantic. RHI said it would make a decision in the fourth quarter and could invest about €50 million to build…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / February 12, 2013

Elsewhere on the materials front: Microscopic dendrites a focus in Boeing Dreamliner probe (Wall Street Journal) Aviation safety investigators are examining whether the formation of microscopic structures known as dendrites inside the Boeing Co. 787’s lithium-ion batteries played a role in twin incidents that prompted the fleet to be grounded nearly a month ago. The…

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Materials stories that may also be of interest

By / February 25, 2011

Worth a look: ‘Rechargeable’ anti-microbial surfaces boost food safety A University of Massachusetts Amherst food scientist is developing a way to improve food safety by adding a thin anti-microbial layer to food-handling surfaces. Only tens of nanometers thick, it chemically “re-charges” its germ-killing powers every time it’s rinsed with common household bleach. Overview of NIST’s…

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Sandia’s Jose Zayas on Wind Energy: Background, opportunities and materials challenges

By / August 18, 2010

Wind energy expert Jose Zayas earlier this year gave a detailed presentation about the evolution, physics, siting considerations, commercial risks and current engineering challenges facing medium- and large-scale wind turbine efforts in the United States. This presentation occurred at the Materials Challenges for Alternative and Renewable Energy Zayas, project manager for Sandia National Lab’s Wind…

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Video of the week – Sandia’s Jose Zayas on Wind Energy: Background, opportunities and materials challenges

By / May 19, 2010

[flash https://ceramics.org/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/jose_zayas.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/jose_zayas.jpg}] Wind energy expert Jose Zayas earlier this year gave a detailed presentation about the evolution, physics, siting considerations, commercial risks and current engineering challenges facing medium- and large-scale wind turbine efforts in the United States. This presentation occurred at the Materials Challenges for Alternative and Renewable Energy. Zayas, project manager for…

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Growth in glass? PPG reopening glass furnace, ramping up fiberglass production in N.C.

By / May 13, 2010

Glass manufacturing, at least fiberglass production, may be seeing signs of improving. PPG Industries just announced that it has restarted a furnace at its facility in Shelby, N.C. The restart supports market demand, specifically in the area of automotive, wind energy, and oil and gas pipe applications. “The market is demanding energy efficiency and new…

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