13 Feb '12, 8pm

Will Hurricanes Topple U.S. Wind Turbines?: Of the offshore sites where wind power is being considered or develo...

As plans for wind farms rising out of the ocean along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts inch closer to fruition, a new study from Carnegie Mellon University suggests that hurricanes could destroy a significant number of turbines in some of these areas, even coming close to wiping them out. Bloomberg News Although turbines are designed to both harness and withstand the forces of wind, they can be severely damaged by too much of it. In the United States, Europe and Asia, turbines have caught fire, blades have shredded and towers have crumpled when hit by stormy gales. The authors of the study, published on Monday in the National Academy of Sciences magazine PNAS , set out to quantify the likelihood that a hurricane could topple towers in American waters where projects are under consideration or development. They looked what might happen to 50-turbine farms off the coasts of four ...

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Hydrovolts Hydrokinetic Turbines: Filed under: Energy News

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The United Kingdom added a big chunk of offshore wind power to its already substantial portfolio when the Walney wind farm...

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While Digging His Golf Course, Trump Says Wind Farms Are 'Destroying' Scotland | Care2 Causes

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That represents a 21 percent increase, with an increase in the size of the annual global market of just over 6 percent. To...

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World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opening Today

World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opening Today

cleantechnica.com 09 Feb '12, 11am

The world’s largest offshore wind power farm, Walney Farm, is opening off the coast of Cumbria in the UK today. The £1.2-b...