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Growth of Global Solar and Wind Energy Still Bigger Than Other Renewable Energy Technologies

Solar and wind continue to dominate investment in new renewable capacity. Global use of solar and wind energy grew significantly in 2012. Solar power consumption increased by 58 percent, to 93 terrawatt-hours (TWh), while wind power increased by 18.1 percent, to 521.3 TWh. Although hydropower

First Offshore Wind Turbine In Spain

Gamesa’s G128-5.0 MW offshore wind turbine prototype, installed in Arinaga (Canary Islands), will generate enough energy to power 7,500 households every year. The first offshore wind turbine installed in Spain has been recently commissioned.. It is also Gamesa’s first offshore prototype, with 5 MW of

RuSTEC – The DESERTEC Of The North – To Help EU In Achieving 2020 Renewable Energy Targets

With many green energy projects put under financial pressure by the debt crisis in Europe, EU Member States may have to look further afield for help in meeting their 2020 targets. Russia has for decades been one of the main suppliers of fossil fuels to

Open-Center Tidal Energy Turbines – Invisibly Harnessing The Power Of The Oceans

Irish company OpenHydro is a technology business that designs and manufactures marine turbines that generate renewable energy from tidal streams. The company has achieved a number of industry firsts including being the first to deploy a tidal turbine at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC),

World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Launches

The world’s largest offshore wind farm, London Array, has been officially inaugurated off the British coast. London Array is a joint project of E.ON, the Danish energy company Dong and Masdar, the infrastructure fund of the Kingdom of Abu Dhabi. London Array is located 20km

The World Invests $244 Billion In Renewable Energy In 2012

For only the second time since 2006, global investments in renewable energy in 2012 failed to top the year before, falling 12% mainly due to dramatically lower solar prices and weakened US and EU markets, says the Frankfurt School – UNEP/BNEF report, Global Trends in

Airborne Wind Turbines Startup Acquired By Google X

Google has now acquired Makani Power, a company that develops autonomous airborne wind turbines. The company was founded by Saul Griffith and Don Montague, a former World Cup windsurfer. The price of the acquisition was not disclosed. The Makani Airborne Wind Turbine is a tethered