Wind Energy Market Booming

Wind Power Ninja

A recent report by Transparency Market Research, titled ”Global Wind Energy & Wind Turbine Market (2011 – 2016),” shows that there’s been a Compound Average Growth Rate of 25% over the last 5 years in the wind power industry.

Local Wind Energy Industry Emerges In Turkey

Green Prophet

Turkey has used wind energy for more than ten years now, but never from locally developed and produced wind turbines. By 2014, the government expects to follow up this 500-KW model with a 2,500-KW wind turbine, also completely locally produced.

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Winflex Inflatable Turbines Prove Wind Energy Practical Anywhere

Green Prophet

Inflatable wind turbines are lighter and cheaper than heavy conventional ones. Winflex wind rotor. What is unique about Winflex’s inflatable wind turbines is that they are made out of “light, flexible and inexpensive cloth sheets made out of composite materials.&#

Wind Energy Increasing In Popularity In Brazil

Eco Friendly Daily

Renewable energy thus far has mainly been a focus of the northern hemisphere, with Europe, Asia and the United States being major contributors. However, there is major potential in the continents of Africa and South America yet to be fully tapped by the renewable energy market.

With Wind Energy At Its Back

Eco Friendly Daily

Last March, the airport announced its most ambitious project yet: a $216,514 wind energy program that would allegedly offset more than 14 million pounds of carbon dioxide. Alternative Energy Conspiracies Wind Power

Europe installed twice as much wind energy capacity in 2014 as coal and gas combined

Green Blog

New data from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) shows that wind energy installations outperformed both coal and gas last year in the European Union. Across the 28 EU member states, the wind industry built a total of 11,791 MW to the European grid.

EarthTronics Wind Turbine Could Be an Urban Wind Energy Solution

Eco Friendly Daily

The common image of a wind turbine is usually of a tall mast in windswept open country. Densely populated, urban sprawls are hardly conducive for setting up examples of wind energy. Regular wind turbines are tall structures made of up of large diameter blades.

Hidden Costs of Constructing Wind Farms in Turkey Include Many New Roads

Green Prophet

The new roads required to transport wind turbines to installation sites in Turkey can delay projects and add to their costs, but also create hundreds of new construction jobs. As a result, the extra costs of road construction are often figured into the projected costs of wind energy companies.

Germany’s EnBW Partners With Turkish Firm To Build 50MW Wind Power Plant

Green Prophet

Province, in northwestern Turkey, will be the site of several new wind power plants over the next few years. This has been a big year for wind power in Turkey, with more than 5,000 MW of wind power projects (WPPs) licensed and awaiting permitting. ’s second wind farm.

Solar War Flares Up in Israel

Green Prophet

Two solar energy companies are part of a larger conflict and dilemma in Israel: should solar panels be installed on limited open space or on rooftops? Two companies Arava Power and Solar By Yourself represent a new kind of conflict in Israel’s complicated renewable energy landscape.

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World Bank Supports Turkey-Built 56.4 MW Wind Project in Pakistan

Green Prophet

With crippling floods every year and regular power outages, a new internationally financed wind project in Pakistan is breezy green news to us. Wikipedia editors say that Pakistan plans to produce 2500 MW of wind energy by 2015 to stop crippling power shortages.

Energy Deregulation Needs to Expand

Wind Power Ninja

During the past twenty years, several states have embraced deregulation of the energy market and it has proven to be a boon for the wind industry. In the past, and in areas that have not yet embraced deregulation, the energy market was a government-controlled monopoly.

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Renewables better investment than oil and gas, says Gulf body

Green Prophet

News that Saudi Arabia wouldn’t like to hear: Renewable energy is the most competitive form of power generation in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, according to a new report published today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Energy

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11 million jobs filled in renewables and solar is on top!

Green Prophet

The workforce in renewable energy is growing at a fast clip. Eleven million people were employed in renewable energy worldwide in 2018 according to the latest analysis by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Solar energy makes up 33% of all jobs in renewables.

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Turkey Ripe For Renewable Energy Boom – So Why The Delay?

Green Prophet

Despite its vast solar and wind energy potential, Turkey’s renewable resources have only been developed in small pockets of the country, such as the windy Aegean island of Bozcaada (pictured above). All of these are connected to a stronger renewable energy sector in Turkey.

Massive Opportunity for Wind Turbine Production in US

Wind Power Ninja

The number of wind turbine parts built in the United States grew in 2008 along with the boom in the wind energy market. But despite the growth in demand for wind turbine parts, the US has continued to import the lion’s share of these parts. Imports of wind turbine parts to the US went from $60 million worth in 2004 to $2.5 Will this be a part of growing trend that sees long term jobs popping up on a massive scale in the wind power industry.

Official ground-breaking ceremony: vortex energy builds 22MW "Gadegast" wind farm

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) After three years' project development the construction work is starting on the eight wind turbines in Saxony-Anhalt With the start of the foundation work for eight wind turbines in the district of Gadegast all those involved have reached a special milestone.

Breaking wind

Environmental Economics

An update on the wind energy market ( Buyers of wind power lacking ): The developer of the largest wind farm ever proposed in North Carolina says the project has stalled because no utility wants to buy the power the project would produce. If built, the Desert Wind Energy Project near Elizabeth City would have ranked among the largest wind farms in the country.

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How a Turbine Flying High Up In the Sky Could Power Your Tomorrow

Eco Friendly Daily

The idea to harness power from winds is not new but it is the improvement in technology that’s pushing it up a notch or two. Wind turbines may soon become old fashioned if high flying kites and blimps catch on. Wind energy contributes just 1.8 energy output today.

Turkish Architects Reveal Plans for Renewable Energy-Generating Mosque

Green Prophet

A mosque slated to be built in the western city of Bursa will produce 120 kilowatts of electricity from solar and wind energy, according to Turkish paper Hürriyet Daily News. But Bursa’s mosque will be the first to be designed as a renewable energy producer/consumer.

The Koch Brothers, Vampires, and You

Sierra Club Compass

Jeff Flake of Arizona took to the Senate floor to make the claim that the Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) is a “zombie” provision that we should eradicate, arguing that would somehow bring purity to energy markets.   The PTC was enacted in the Energy Policy Act of 1992 and it has been extended 8 times.    He characterizes the wind industry as mature, and thus no longer requiring federal help. Last week, Republican Sen.

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3 Little Known Facts about Alternative Energy

Eco Friendly Daily

The concept of inventing the better mouse trap applies to alternative energy as well with innovative solutions to the country’s environmental issues. The market grew as more people embraced this technology. Wind power lifts state. Alternative Energy electric car wind powe

Rare Earth Metals Limits Clean Technology’s Future

Green Prophet

If you think renewable energies will become an increasingly cheaper alternative to petrol – think again now that there’s peak minerals. Nowadays wind turbines, one of the fastest-growing sources of emissions-free electricity, rely on neodymium magnets.

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13 Arab Nations Get Energy Future Mapped in Helpful New Report

Green Prophet

There is a new report out underscoring the amount of renewable energy being developed in the Arab world with Morocco, Jordan and Egypt coming out as the big winners in the region. GW of large-scale renewable energy projects combined in the Arab world. Energy

How Net Metering Works

Green Living Ideas

We’ve all heard about how about wonderful renewable energies can be for global warming and our planets energy future, but how does your pocket book feel about it? Let’s say that you have a solar or wind power system installed in your home.

Renewables 2014 Global Status Report Highlights Another Year of Impressive Renewable Energy Growth

Green (Living) Review

Worldwatch Institute researchers contribute to leading global study on renewable energy development Washington, D.C. Renewable energy technologies set new installation records as their contribution to the global energy mix continued to climb in 2013.

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Turning Arabian Desert Fog Into Energy and Water

Green Prophet

The UAE’s Masdar looks to create renewable energy from desert fog. ” Masdar has become the leading renewable energy company in the Gulf region, with massive investment and development of the solar and wind energy sectors in the past 6 years since its founding.

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Will The Global Financial Crisis Hit The Environment?

Eco Friendly Daily

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has said that the market difficulties would make it harder to agree a climate deal, while U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said last week he may be forced to scale back his planned investments in energy.

A critical analysis of future nuclear reactors designs

Green Blog

Once upon a time I used to be a fan of nuclear energy. As far as I saw it, nuclear energy was the silver bullet solution to all of our energy problems and more. Of course some supporters of nuclear energy would say that all of the problems I’ve just listed off relate to our choice of large light water reactors (as Richard Black at the BBC recently discussed ). Nuclear energy is already more expensive than renewables at current prices, nevermind future prices.