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  • Preparing for a Summer Heat Power Outages

    Regardless of the time of year, in winter, fall, or summer, the power can go out. Many Americans are not prepared for a power outage lasting for more than a […]

     
     
  • A Guide to Wind Energy

    Wind energy has been used around the world for a long time as an alternative to fossil fuels for generating electricity. In recent years, the United States have relied on […]

     
     
  • What Is A Wind Turbine?

    What Is A Wind Turbine?

    There are textbooks that refer to wind turbines used as electricity generating devices as “aerofoil-powered generators” but most people prefer the expression “wind turbine” or “windmill.” What they do is […]

     
     
  • The History Of Wind Turbines

    The History Of Wind Turbines

    It would be easy to imagine that the wind turbine is something new. Easy, but wrong because it forgets the windmill which was once almost ubiquitous. Windmills were in use […]

     
     
  • Making Wind Farms In Forestry Areas Suitable For Bird Life

    Making Wind Farms In Forestry Areas Suitable For Bird Life

    Areas subject to “closed canopy” commercial forestry don’t lend themselves to birdlife for a number of species. Of particular interest in Scotland among those species are the hen harrier, the […]

     
     
  • Windfarm Exploration Finds Sunken German Submarine

    Windfarm Exploration Finds Sunken German Submarine

    Scottish Power Renewables (SPR) and European energy company Vattenfall were jointly conducting detailed scanning of the seabed in preparation for development of offshore wind farm projects near Norfolk when they […]

     
     
  • Wind Power Is Growing Fast In Scotland

    Wind Power Is Growing Fast In Scotland

    In 2010 the Scottish government set a target of producing 100% of Scotland’s electricity from renewable sources by 2020. The target date is now only four years away and there […]

     
     
  • Falck Renewables Orders Turbines

    Falck Renewables Orders Turbines

    In a press release, Nordex SE has announced an order from Falck Renewables for ten turbines to be installed at the new Assel Valley wind farm in Scotland. The order […]

     
     
  • The Benefits Of Renewable Energy

    The Benefits Of Renewable Energy

    There are many arguments in favor of renewable energy and, as Scottish oil is depleted and the cost of extracting it rises while the price on the international market drops […]

     
     
  • Assel Valley Wind Farm Is Approved

    Assel Valley Wind Farm Is Approved

    The Assel Valley Wind Farm has now been approved by the Scottish Government’s Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals and eleven turbines will be constructed in the Assel Valley near […]