People who work in the Spanish wind energy sector can be proud: the nation’s monthly wind-power output exceeded 6 terawatt-hours for the first time in January.
Tuesday, 12 March 2013
Thursday, 29 November 2012
The first commercial offshore wind turbine that Siemens created 30 years ago had 5-meter long blades and produced a paltry 30kW. A lot can change over three decades.The company's newest offshore model isn't just the biggest in the sea; it's the biggest anywhere.
Thursday, 4 October 2012
The European Union has passed the milestone of 100 gigawatt (GW) of installed wind power capacity, according to the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). 100 GW of wind power can generate electricity over a year to meet the total consumption of 57 million households, equivalent to the power production of 39 nuclear power plants.
Monday, 17 September 2012
Last year, the USA increased its wind energy production a 26% compared with 2010, generating almost 120000 GWh, enough to satisfy the whole electrical needs of a country like Norway.
Tuesday, 14 August 2012
During the early morning hours of April 15, with a steady breeze blowing down Colorado's Front Range, the state's biggest utility set a U.S. record -- nearly 57% of the electricity being generated was coming from wind power.