Energy & Green Tech

The value of wind energy

Two teams of researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have shown that wind energy offers logistical, economic, and environmental value to consumers and utilities from the coast of Oregon to remote villages ...

Energy & Green Tech

Earth, wind and reindeer: Lapland herders see red over turbines

On a gusty mountain crest, the Jama brothers weave between wind turbines that stretch as far as the eye can see, on what used to be their animals' winter pasture. Climate emergency or not—for these reindeer herders, the ...

Consumer & Gadgets

'Ocean battery' targets renewable energy dilemma

A wind turbine sitting idle on a calm day or spinning swiftly when power demand is already met poses a problem for renewables, and is one researchers think can be tackled under the sea.

Energy & Green Tech

Scientists bring efficiency to expanding offshore wind energy

New Cornell research shows how to make offshore wind farms more efficient in the face of impending rapid expansion—crucial information as the U.S. Department of the Interior affirmed White House plans to lease federal waters ...

Energy & Green Tech

Bigger, better blades for wind turbines

As Europe's wind turbines grow in size, with individual blades longer than a professional football pitch, the biggest challenge will be delivering more power with less wear.

Energy & Green Tech

Repairing turbines with a supersonic blast of metal particles

A highly anticipated capability with the potential to repair hydroelectric dam turbines without the melting associated with traditional repair methods has made its way to the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) for ...

Engineering

Patent on sustainable energy

If we want to reach the climate goals set for 2030 and 2050, we are going to have to do our utmost to continue developing sustainable energy technologies. In order to make appropriate government policy, it is important whether ...

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