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April 1, 2020

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A team has developed a less expensive water electrolysis system that works under alkaline conditions but still produces hydrogen at comparable rates to the currently used ... 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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Designing Lightweight Glass for Efficient Cars, Wind Turbines

A new machine-learning algorithm for exploring lightweight, very stiff glass compositions can help design next-gen materials for more efficient vehicles and wind turbines. Glasses can reinforce ... read more

An Early Warning System for Damage in Composite Materials

A team has developed a tool to monitor changes in widely used composite materials known as fiber reinforced polymers (FRPs), which can be found in everything from aerospace and infrastructure to wind ... read more

Boosting Wind Farmers, Global Winds Reverse Decades of Slowing and Pick Up Speed

In a boon to wind farms, average daily wind speeds are picking up across much of the globe after about 30 years of gradual slowing. Research shows that wind speeds in northern mid-latitude regions ... read more

Climate Impact of Hydropower Varies Widely

Hydropower is broadly considered to be much more environmentally friendly than electricity generated from fossil fuels, and in many cases this is true. However, a new study reveals that the climate ... read more

Superconducting Wind Turbine Chalks Up First Test Success

A superconducting rotor has been successfully tested on an active wind turbine for the first time. The researchers designed, developed, manufactured a full-size superconducting generator for a 3.6 ... read more

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

Where to Install Renewable Energy in US to Achieve Greatest Benefits

A new study shows that to achieve the biggest improvements in public health and the greatest benefits from renewable energy, wind turbines should be installed in the Upper Midwest and solar power ... read more

To Rid Electric Grid of Carbon, Shore Up Green Energy Support

Engineers, along with an economist, have created an energy model that helps to remove carbon-generated power from the US electric grid -- replacing it with a greener, financially feasible wind, solar ... read more

Study Casts Doubt on Carbon Capture

Current approaches to carbon capture can increase air pollution and are not efficient at reducing carbon in the atmosphere, according to new ... 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

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