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December 12, 2019

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Engineered Bacteria Could Be Missing Link in Energy Storage

One of the big issues with sustainable energy systems is how to store electricity that's generated from wind, solar and waves. At present, no existing technology provides large-scale storage and ... read more

The Complicated Future of Offshore Wind Power in the US

In recent years the US Department of Energy laid out an ambitious plan to grow the US offshore wind sector. Researchers make the case that it might not be as easy as it seems, citing specifically the ... read more

Renewable Energy Generation With Kites and Drones

A group of researchers has recently developed a new software aimed at the analysis of energy generation systems based on kites and drones. They used the software to study the behavior of these ... read more

Flags That Generate Energy from Wind and Sun

Scientists have created flags that can generate electrical energy using wind and solar ... read more
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Study Shows Where Global Renewable Energy Investments Have Greatest Benefits

New study finds that the amount of climate and health benefits achieved from renewable energy depends on the country where it is installed. Countries with higher carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and ... read more

Replacing Coal With Gas or Renewables Saves Billions of Gallons of Water

The transition from coal to natural gas in the US electricity sector is reducing the industry's water use, research finds. For every megawatt of electricity produced using natural gas instead of ... read more

Computer Models Show Clear Advantages in New Types of Wind Turbines

Researchers have modeled the fluid dynamics of multi-rotor wind turbines via high-resolution numerical simulations. The simulations demonstrate a clear advantage for a turbine model with four rotors. ... read more

Volleyball: The Secret to Sneaky Float Serves

A team of researchers performed wind tunnel experiments to determine the role of asymmetry caused by the orientation of a volleyball on its aerodynamic characteristics. They found that switching from ... read more

Model Helps Choose Wind Farm Locations, Predicts Output

The wind is always blowing somewhere, but deciding where to locate a wind farm is a bit more complicated than holding up a wet finger. Now a team of researchers has a model that can locate the best ... read more

New Report Deepens Understanding of Wind-Wildlife Interactions

An increase in the generation of wind energy is a key component of the U.S. strategy to reduce carbon emissions from the power sector. Approximately 97 gigawatts of wind energy production capacity ... read more

Europe Has the Untapped Onshore Capacity to Meet Global Energy Demand

Europe has the capacity to produce more than 100 times the amount of energy it currently produces through onshore windfarms, new analysis has ... read more

Growth of Wind Energy Points to Future Challenges, Promise

Advances in adapting the technology and better methods for predicting wind conditions have fanned significant growth of the use of wind turbines for electricity in the last 40 years. A new report ... read more

Installing Solar Panels on Agricultural Lands Maximizes Their Efficiency

A new study finds that if less than 1% of agricultural land was converted to solar panels, it would be sufficient to fulfill global electric energy ... read more

Supercomputers Use Graphics Processors to Solve Longstanding Turbulence Question

Advanced simulations have solved a problem in turbulent fluid flow that could lead to more efficient turbines and ... read more

Could the Heat of the Earth's Crust Become the Ultimate Energy Source?

Scientists have developed a very stable battery cell that can directly convert heat into electricity, thus finally providing a way for exploiting geothermal energy in a sustainable ... read more

A New Material for the Battery of the Future

Researchers have discovered a new high performance and safe battery material (LTPS) capable of speeding up charge and discharge to a level never observed so far. Practically, if the first tests are ... read more

Offshore Wind Farm Increased Tourism on Block Island

Researchers who analyzed AirBnB rental data before and after construction of the Block Island Wind Farm have found that, contrary to some concerns, the turbines have been linked with increased ... read more

Mapping Industrial 'Hum' in the US

Using a dense sensor network that scanned the United States between 2003 and 2014, researchers have identified areas within the country marked by a persistent seismic signal caused by industrial ... read more

Renewables Are a Better Investment Than Carbon Capture for Tackling Climate Change

Solar panels and wind turbines coupled with energy storage offer a better hope for tackling climate change than trying to capture carbon from fossil fuel power stations, according to new research. ... read more

How to Ice-Proof the Next Generation of Aircraft

To prevent ice formation on aircraft during flight, current systems utilize the heat generated by burning fuel, but these high-temperature, fuel-dependent systems cannot be used on the proposed ... read more

Good News! Europe's Electric Grid Will Still Work Even as the World Crumbles

Temperatures may climb and seas may rise, but the lights (and, undoubtedly, the air conditioning) will still be on in nations with high capacities for wind and solar energy. New research suggests ... read more

How Power-to-Gas Technology Can Be Green and Profitable

Hydrogen production based on wind power can already be commercially viable today. Until now, it was generally assumed that this environmentally friendly power-to-gas technology could not be ... read more

Spacecraft Measurements Reveal Mechanism of Solar Wind Heating

A new study describes the first direct measurement of how energy is transferred from the chaotic electromagnetic fields in space to the particles that make up the solar wind, leading to the heating ... read more

North Sea Rocks Could Act as Large-Scale Renewable Energy Stores

Rocks in the seabed off the UK coast could provide long-term storage locations for renewable energy production, new research ... read more

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