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This current awareness service is prepared by the WSU Energy Program Library with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy State Energy Program. This information is provided for energy professionals and interested members of the public to highlight recent energy-related news, articles, and reports that discuss energy efficiency, energy conservation, and renewable sources of energy in engineering and policy circles.

 

Category: Windpower

Wind


Rooftop Wind Power in Cities is Here

North American Clean Energy, Jul/Aug 2015, by William Becker.
http://www.nacleanenergy.com/articles/20667/rooftop-wind-power-in-cities-is-here

"In 2003, just twelve pioneering renewable energy years ago, multiple wind energy innovators in the USA and worldwide, all seemed to see the coming confluence of technical breakthroughs that could bring on a revolution in electric wind power technology. That confluence continues today with little media notice. Primarily in U.S. cities like Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, wind power experimenters recognized a platform from which they could build and launch the next generation in Vertical-Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) electric power technology."

Wind Educational Institutions In The U.S

Wind Systems Magazine, July 2015.
http://www.windsystemsmag.com/article/detail/967/wind-educational-institutions-in-the-us

Lists educational institutions in the U.S. that offer wind education programs.

Why RECs Matter: The Case for Renewable Energy Credits

North American Windpower, July 2015, by Roger W. Rosendahl.
http://www.nawindpower.com/issues/NAW1507/FEAT_06_Why-RECs-Matter-The-Case-For-Renewable-Energy-Credits.html

"RECs can be a meaningful incentive and a flexible facilitator of renewable portfolio standards."

Microsoft’s 2-Year Journey to 285 MW of Wind Energy

Rocky Mountain Institute Blog, Aug. 6, 2015, by Stephen Abbott.
http://blog.rmi.org/blog_2015_08_06_microsofts_two_year
_journey_to_285_mega_watts_of_wind_energy


"Over the past two years, Microsoft has contracted for 285 MW of renewable power from two off-site wind energy projects. These two wind farms—capable of generating enough electricity to power 125,000 U.S. homes—could not have been built without the long-term off-take agreement provided by Microsoft, demonstrating the large-scale impact that companies can have on renewable energy deployment. The Business Renewables Center (BRC), an RMI-convened initiative and member-led platform, is working to accelerate corporate procurement of off-site renewable energy such as Microsoft’s, by bringing together corporate buyers, project developers, and service providers."

The Next Generation of Wind Energy

Buildings, June 2015, by Jenny Morton.
http://www.buildings.com/article-details/articleid/18947/title/the%20next%20generation%20of%20wind/viewall/true.aspx

"Considering wind energy but don’t have the space for a large turbine? Utility-scale models aren’t the only option that can turn gusts and breezes into renewable power. Unlike its taller cousins, a vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) has a compact footprint and can be installed on rooftops or a corner of your property. This design flexibility makes it a suitable alternative for urban locations where a traditional turbine is out of the question. Learn how a VAWT can help your facility generate clean power when space is limited."

2015 Wind Turbine Buyer’s Guide: Why, Where & How To Do Wind Electricity

Home Power Magazine, May/June 2015, by Ian Woofenden & Roy Butler.
http://www.homepower.com/articles/wind-power/equipment-products/2015-wind-turbine-buyer%E2%80%99s-guide

"Making electricity with the wind is not easy. As seasoned wind-energy installers with decades of experience, we—as well as thousands of others who live with home-scale wind turbines—tell a challenging tale. And the small wind industry today reflects those challenges, with long-established companies struggling and going under while the cost of reliable solar-electric modules continues to drop. If you think you want a wind-electric system, first think smart, then realistically."

The Game Changer [Energy Storage]

Solar Today, April 30, 2015, by Maureen McIntyre (Editor & publisher)
http://solartoday.org/2015/04/the-game-changer/

"The global energy landscape is shifting, and the game changer is energy storage."

Enabling Wind Power Nationwide

U.S. Department of Energy, May 2015.
http://energy.gov/eere/wind/downloads/enabling-wind-power-nationwide

A new report "shows how the United States can unlock the vast potential for wind energy deployment in all 50 states—made possible through the next-generation of larger wind turbines. It highlights wind energy’s potential to generate electricity even in states with no utility-scale wind energy development today."

North American Wind Power Fast Facts

energG, Mar.-Apr. 2015.
http://www.altenerg.com/_resources/back_issues/mar-apr-2014/enerG.MA.2014.NA.WindPower.FastFacts.pdf

"energy's authoritative listing of the largest wind power projects in North America and the leading U.S.states and Canadian provinces in wind power."

Assessing Performance Upgrades: Free Does Not Always Mean Free [Windpower]

North American Windpower, Mar. 2015, by Alex Byrne.
http://www.nawindpower.com/issues/NAW1503/FEAT_02_Assessing-Performance-Upgrades-Free-Does-Not-Always-Mean-Free.html

"Wind farm owners and operators need to carefully examine so-called performance upgrades for optimal turbine performance."
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