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Matched 'hybrid' systems may hold key to wider use of renewable energy

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 1:42pm
The use of renewable energy in the United States could take a significant leap forward with improved storage technologies or more efforts to 'match' different forms of alternative energy systems that provide an overall more steady flow of electricity, researchers say in a new report.

Horse racing position cuts drag up to 66 per cent

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 6:20am
Researchers have revealed precisely how much different slipstreaming tactics reduce drag on a horse during a race.  

Bringing offshore wind energy on shore to power industry, homes and businesses

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 7:38pm
Feeding the world’s energy appetite may take innovative approaches in the future. A new book examines methods to bring offshore wind energy on shore to power industry, homes and businesses.

Impact of offshore wind farms on marine species

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:36am
Offshore wind power is a valuable source of renewable energy that can help reduce carbon emissions. Technological advances are allowing higher capacity turbines to be installed in deeper water, but there is still much unknown about the effects on the environment. Scientists have now reviewed the potential impacts of offshore wind developments on marine species and make recommendations for future monitoring and assessment as interest in offshore wind energy grows around the world.

Balancing renewable energy costs and optimizing energy mix

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 7:04am
Increasing reliance on renewable energies is the way to achieve greater carbon dioxide emission sustainability and energy independence. As such energies are yet only available intermittently and energy cannot be stored easily, most countries aim to combine several energy sources. Scientists have now come up with an open source simulation method to calculate the actual cost of relying on a combination of electricity sources.

American-made wind turbine blades

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:29pm
New research is helping makers of wind turbine blades improve the labor productivity associated with blade fabrication and finishing. This improved productivity makes US blades more cost competitive with blades from countries that pay workers lower wages.

Ahoy, offshore wind: Advanced buoys bring vital data to untapped energy resource

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:48am
Two large buoys that are decked out with advanced scientific instruments will help more accurately predict offshore wind’s power-producing potential.

Bats versus wind turbines

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:41pm
Wind turbines are responsible for the death of numerous bats. In a recent study, scientists determined the origin of these animals: they do not only come from local areas but many had been already on a long migratory journey. Who then bears responsibility not only for the protection of native bat populations, but also for the populations from other countries, a European study asks.