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Kilowatts from Kelp

Kilowatts from Kelp

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Seaweed is one of the fastest-growing plants on earth.  It stretches from the seafloor to the surface at an astonishing rate of two to three feet a day. And scientists believe that someday this quick-growing resource could provide a significant source of power.  

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has  … Read More

The Energy Industry’s Power Word: Re.no.vable

The Energy Industry’s Power Word: Re.no.vable

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Latin America is amidst a renewable energy revolution. The influx in investment has changed the energy landscape from Mexico’s northern border to the southernmost tip of South America, supplying the grid with ever-increasing sources of energía renovable. 

According to a 2016 report by the International Renewable Energy Agency: since 2004, renewable  … Read More

When Red Turns Green

When Red Turns Green

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As clean energy development gains momentum across the United States, some surprising front-runners are emerging in the race for renewable energy leadership—traditionally red states like Iowa and Wyoming.

A recent study by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) highlights state-by-state successes in advancing clean energy. The rankings used a dozen metrics  … Read More

Full Sail Ahead for Offshore Wind Power

Full Sail Ahead for Offshore Wind Power

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America’s coastlines are home to over half of the nation’s population. As people flock to seaside areas, where real estate is scarce and wind is abundant, interest has increased in adding offshore wind power to the generation mix. And as a result, last week the nation’s largest offshore wind farm  … Read More

Acoustic Insight: Owl Wings Inspire Turbine Blade Design

Acoustic Insight: Owl Wings Inspire Turbine Blade Design

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They glide silently through the night, a blur of noctilucent plumage. Unlike most birds, owls make virtually no noise when they fly, allowing them the element of surprise while hunting their prey. Several species, in fact, have developed specialized plumage to minimize aerodynamic noise from their wings.

According to a study published  … Read More



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