Harvey Pushed This Texas Wind Farm All the Way to the Max

Pattern Energy Group Inc.’s Gulf Wind farm in Texas remained in operation even as Hurricane Harvey devastated the state with a deluge of rain and winds that reached 130 miles an hour. The 283-megawatt power plant is in Armstrong, about 85 miles (137 kilometers) from Corpus Christi, where the storm crashed into the coast.Too much [...]

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World’s biggest wind turbines go online near Liverpool

The planet’s biggest and most powerful wind turbines have begun generating electricity off the Liverpool coast, cementing Britain’s reputation as a world leader in the technology. Danish company Dong Energy has just finished installing 195m-tall 32 turbines in Liverpool Bay that are taller than the Gherkin skyscraper, with blades longer than nine London buses. The [...]

The first U.S. offshore wind farm just shut down a diesel plant

America’s first offshore wind farm just helped to shut down a small diesel-fired electric power plant on Block Island, Rhode Island. Block Island officials on Monday switched on a connection between the island and a cable linking the wind farm to Rhode Island’s mainland power grid. The connection allowed the island’s only electricity source — [...]

Wildlife friendly windmill

Royal Society for Protection of Birds (RSPB) those bats are only likely to be in-flight around dawn and dusk at wind speeds between 2 and 5 meters per second—so Ecotricity and RSPB implemented a mitigation plan by which the turbine is shut off for half an hour before and after dusk, whenever wind speeds are [...]