Tag Archives: Wind power

Just discovering that wind and solar are variable?

The problem with wind and solar is they cannot be dependable loads and now base load units have to back them up.  The Motley Fool just discovered that there could be brownouts.  Continue reading

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Germany: A look at our renewable future?

Thirty percent of Germany’s electrical power is from renewable sources such as wind and could be putting Germany on the brink of financially serious blackouts.  Maybe that’s why there is a push for more coal-sourced electricity.  Continue reading

Offshore wind and diesel APS

Not mentioned in wind power discussions is the need for an auxiliary power  supply (APS) when the turbines are connected to the grid.  Continue reading

White Elephants in the North Sea

Germany’s flagship off-shore wind project, BARD 1, hasn’t operated since going online in August 2013 because of technical problems. Continue reading

Federal Agency Undermining State Offshore Wind Plans, Backers Say

Hmmm… clean energy type don’t like the federal interference either. Continue reading

Robert Bradley Jr.: Windpower Layoffs Making PTC Extension Increasingly Moot

“The spate of layoffs that wind industry advocates have warned about has accelerated in recent weeks, with workers losing their jobs in key wind states such as Iowa and Colorado in a trend expected to continue at least into next year.” – Nick Juliano, “Wind Layoffs Mostly Hitting Constituents of PTC Supporters,” Greenwire, August 29, 2012. Continue reading

North Holland Bans Wind Turbines

The province of North Holland has decided to stop building new wind turbines. There will be a total ban on new wind turbines by the end of the year, according to deputy Mr Bond. He says that large wind turbines do not fit into the province’s landscape. The decision is a setback for about twenty planned wind projects in North Holland which will not be approved. Full story (in Dutch)

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