When it comes to photovoltaics, Italy can smile: 2012 ended with a product of 18,800 GWh of electricity, over 8,000 Gwh more than in 2011 and 100 times more than in 2008. A figure that continues to grow will be enough think about the installed capacity in the first three months of 2013: in January we installed new plants for a capacity of 232 megawatts (MW), in February 126 MW and 214 MW in March.
Category Wind power
Apple is designing a storage system to store wind energy. As far as we know, there is no reason to bring wind power to the iPhone or iPad, however Apple seems strongly interested in wind technology. The "US Patent & Trademark" office has awarded a very special patent to Apple: "In operation, the system uses a series of rotating blades to convert the rotational energy of the wind turbine into low heat capacity.
How much can the integration of wind energy into the electricity grid be worth for the European Union coffers? Maybe a million euros? No, much more! There are 13,300,000 euros (yes yes, you read that right, thirteen million and three hundred thousand euros!) The grants awarded to a European consortium to efficiently integrate wind energy into the grid.
Scottish Power Renewables is the UK's largest wind farm developer. The company has been granted permission to develop offshore wind farms with a capacity of 7,200 MW (7.2 GW of wind power) off the coast of East Anglia. East Anglia Offshore Windfarm could become the largest offshore wind farm in the world .
We have already talked about the environmental impact of the offshore. Today we will touch on this topic once again by putting under the magnifying glass the benefits that an offshore wind farm could bring to the community. Offshore wind energy has captured the attention of many countries. While Canada and the United States are just entering this sector, Europe can count the beauty of 1.
Everything has been said about wind farms. They damage avifauna, produce noise pollution and cause the onset of a "disease" known as "wind turbine syndrome" in humans. Offshore wind has not fared better, fishermen say it takes away territory from the fishing sector, plus there are rumors that they could limit the efficiency of radar, essential tools for the safety of navigation.
After the rejection of Greenpaece, which included the apple in the list of less eco-sustainable companies due to its dependence on coal, the most famous apple in the world has decided to focus on the renewable energy market. engineers, the tech giant would have decided to go beyond computers, smartphones and tablets to invest part of its enormous liquidity in the research and development of a new alternative technology for the production of renewable energy, iWind.
Belgium intends to build an island in the North Sea. An entire island dedicated to the storage of wind energy; with conventional wind farms we end up wasting a lot of electricity: often, wind speed causes peaks in electricity production, however, these peaks do not correspond to a higher demand for electricity, so the energy surplus produced is wasted.
Following the Fukushima disaster, Japan has hunted for alternative energy solutions without neglecting any source: the Japanese government has invested heavily in geothermal power plants, photovoltaic systems and wind power, all in order to replace its nuclear reactors. .
The Honda plant in Russels Point, Ohio, is about to set up a wind farm consisting of two turbines, two giants 260 meters high, with blades 160 meters long. The pair of wind turbines will be capable of generating 10,000 MWh of energy per year. Enough energy to meet the electricity needs of 800 homes.
Do you remember Hepburn Wind? The first self-managed wind community that with its approximately 2,000 members has become the emblem of an economically sound, virtuous and environmentally friendly lifestyle.The Hepburn Wind community is located in Australia and, last week, attracted numerous visitors for the Sustainable Living Festival, in particular for an event: the setting up of a mural by the artist David Booth, also known as Ghostpatrol.
The United States talk about it a lot but it has also been invoked in Italy, to prevent the setting up of the Wind Farm in Nociglia, Puglia. With the Wind Turbine Syndrome, a new hypothesis is put forward, the impact of wind power is not only negative for birdlife and landscape assets but also on human health.
Renewable energies are the basis of sustainable development: they respect the environment, do not pollute, allow long-term energy production, safeguard the future of the new generations, and do not alter ecosystems. So will a world entirely powered by clean energy be possible?
An offshore wind farm large enough to power some 370,000 homes will be built off the German coast. The offshore wind farm will have 80 wind turbines. The preliminary contract has already been signed, one of the parties involved is Siemens which will supply the offshore wind turbines.
When it comes to wind energy, the pollution that can be mentioned is not only the acoustic one, there is also the environmental impact caused by the turbines that have reached the end of their life cycle. Wind turbines are bulky, the blades have dimensions ranging from 45 to 90 meters in length. They are made up of toxic materials and to date, the most common disposal method is landfill.
The world's largest center for wind technology research and development has been set up in Denmark. Generators, bearings, rotors, blades and everything related to wind turbines, the center was inaugurated by Siemens Energy and houses the largest wind blade in the world with a length of 75 meters.
Campania is one of the most wind-friendly regions of the Peninsula and from this March it can include a new all-Italian wind farm: the developer is Sorgent.E, an operator from Padua. The wind plant is 10 MW and can count on a high voltage substation for a total value of 18 million euros.
Enel Green Power inaugurated the new wind power plant in Bagaladi, in the province of Reggio Calabria. The wind farm will be able to provide clean energy to 18,000 families. Enel Green Power is the Enel Group company dedicated to renewable sources and it is by no means a neophyte of the Italian wind landscape, among other wind plants inaugurated by the Enel Group company we remember that of Portoscuso (CI) and Caltavuturo Vallodolmo (PA), including the major wind farms in Italy.
According to data released by the China's Wind Energy Association, China's wind capacity has exceeded 75 GW. After this milestone, China's inshore wind sector is experiencing a slight slowdown in favor of offshore wind but above all of the Chinese nuclear industry which is booming.
We have already talked about the pollution caused by wind turbines and according to some reports, the benefits of the wind giants far outweigh the negative impacts caused to the environment. Unfortunately, not everyone thinks so, wind energy continues to divide the environmental communities of the globe and today, new research comes from Scotland.
Among the various sources of clean energy, wind power is certainly one of the most promising. The estimates see tantalizing data ranging from a minimum of potential power output of 72 terawatts (TW) to a maximum usable wind power of 142 TW. For those unfamiliar with the unit of measurement of power (watt = 1 J / s), just think that to meet the entire electricity needs of the globe it would take "only" 15 TW.