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Wind Turbines Don’t Always Spin

Drive by a multi-tower wind farm and some of the blades may not be turning. Why? I wondered, and reached out to Katharine Kollins, President, Southeastern Wind Coalition. “Like any large machines, wind turbines require regular maintenance.…

Wind or Nuclear? The Answer is Yes

$43 billion is the estimated price tag that South Korea will pay to build the world’s largest offshore wind power network. The news release said this is an “eco-friendly energy transition and moving more vigorously toward carbon neutrality.” Hard…

Kitty Hawk Makes Another Historic Benchmark

The winds at Kitty Hawk, NC, helped aviation and now energy. The Kitty Hawk Offshore Wind project is a more than 120,000-acre proposed offshore wind energy project. It is 27 miles off the Outer Banks. In the planning for years, the project…

Quick Take – Velocity Is Picking Up on Wind Energy

Windy is good, especially if you rely on wind turbines for power. Building new towers need a new kind of research and planning, though. Here’s a summary of the issue. Cornell University researchers say that wind makes about seven percent…

Wind Energy Seems Prepared to Take Off

Offshore wind energy is getting a closer examination in North Carolina. Not so much about making electricity, but all the elements that create the industry. The Governor of North Carolina supports a $300,000 study will look at offshore wind…
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Michael Payne on Wind Energy

I have recently learned about and written about innovations in wind energy right here in South Carolina as I explored the research and testing facility at the Clemson University Restoration Institute in North Charleston. Therefore, I wanted…

Energy 2018: What is Clean Energy?

Technology enables increasingly finer measurement of pollution and efficiency for people who make or use electricity. Sophistication of metrics change the way we can define what clean. As we end 2018 we are reflecting on a few of the…
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Wind Power is Coming Of Age in the Carolinas

The Carolinas electric generation profile is changing. Coal is decreasing its share of electric generation. Renewables are gaining, and one renewable is getting more press. Wind energy gains attention as its costs go down. Financial news…