Energy

Wind farm gets new turbines

The biggest wind farm is getting bigger, in fact the production will go up by 40 % after the installation of the new turbines: the Mont Crosin wind farm in the Jura mountains has 16 wind turbines, and the four oldest are now in the process of being replaced by...

Fundings allocated for R&D projects in nuclear energy field

US Department of Energy (DOE) invests over $82 million in nuclear energy research. 93 are the projects selected to receive funding to help push innovative nuclear technologies towards commercialization. DOE has allocated almost $36 million to support 49 nuclear energy research and development university projects; in addition to financial support,...

The Chinese project to build floating nuclear power stations

The Chinese newspaper Global Times has reported that the state-run China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation has projected to build up to 20 floating nuclear power stations. The floating nuclear plants would be used to provide electricity to some areas around the South China Sea. Evidently there are some safety concern to consider, Shipbuilding...

Chinese delegation visits Sindh for wind power projects

Chinese manifactures have shown investment interest in wind energy projects in Sindh, in Pakistan. The Sindh Board of Investment’s director, Mr Uqaili, mets a 14-member Chinese delegation and they have discussed about investment projects’ opportunity. The delegation has shown particular interest for local manufacturing of machinery and installation of wind...

China overtakes EU to become global wind power leader

China exceeded the European Union to become the world leader in wind power capacity, in fact China is ramping up renewable energy in a bid to limit smog-causing pollution from coal plants and act on climate change. The country added an “astonishing” 30.5 gigawatts to boost installations to 145.1GW. In...

Wind Energy Generation: 2015 was a record year for the UK

One of the best locations for wind power in the world is the UK. According to the statistics provided by National Grid, 2015 was a record year for wind energy generation in this country: 11 percent of the U.K.’s electricity was generated by onshore and offshore wind in 2015 – up from 9.5 percent...