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Mathematical tools predict if wave-energy devices stay afloat in the ocean
13 Oct 2020 at 12:08pm
Ocean waves represent an abundant source of renewable energy. But to best use this natural resource, wave-energy converters need to be capable of physically handling ocean waves of different strengths without capsizing.
Generating renewable hydrogen fuel from the sea
29 Sep 2020 at 2:34pm
The power of the sun, wind and sea may soon combine to produce clean-burning hydrogen fuel, according to researchers. The team integrated water purification technology into a new proof-of-concept design for a sea water electrolyzer, which uses an electric current to split apart the hydrogen and oxygen in water molecules.
This tiny device can scavenge wind energy from the breeze you make when you walk
23 Sep 2020 at 9:47am
Most of the wind available on land is too gentle to push commercial wind turbine blades, but now researchers have designed a kind of 'tiny wind turbine' that can scavenge wind energy from breezes as little as those created by a brisk walk. The method is a low-cost and efficient way of collecting light breezes as a micro-energy source.
Evaporation critical to coronavirus transmission as weather changes
22 Sep 2020 at 8:23am
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, it is increasingly urgent to understand how climate impacts the spread of the coronavirus, particularly as winter virus infections are more common and the northern hemisphere will soon see cooler temperatures. Researchers studied the effects of relative humidity, environmental temperature, and wind speed on the respiratory cloud and virus viability. They found a critical factor for the transmission of the infectious particles is evaporation.
California offshore winds show promise as power source
8 Sep 2020 at 2:05pm
One of the challenges of moving toward fully renewable energy in California by 2045 is matching production to demand. Consumer demand peaks in the evening when solar energy is no longer available. Offshore wind energy has the potential to help meet this demand.
Researchers to investigate wind power effects on bats in the Baltic Sea region
24 Aug 2020 at 7:59am
Despite the increasing numbers of wind turbines, their impacts on the environment are poorly known. A new study focuses on wind turbines in the Baltic Sea region and their impact on bats and their migration.
Climate change impact on green energy production
18 Aug 2020 at 8:49am
As the climate of the planet is changing, many researchers are looking to more renewable energy sources. Researchers investigate whether the power generated by solar and wind farms would differ between current and future climates. The researchers focused on sites in Australia where variable renewable generators are located or are likely to be located in the future based on the Australian Energy Market Operator's system plan.
Countries transitioning to zero carbon should look at more than technology cost
12 Aug 2020 at 8:53am
A 'one-size-fits-all' approach to producing cleaner energy based on cost alone could create social inequalities, finds a new study.
How airplanes counteract St. Elmo's Fire during thunderstorms
11 Aug 2020 at 9:02am
A new study finds windy conditions can weaken St. Elmo's fire, the phenomenon when electrically conductive structures spontaneously emit a flash of blue light, when it's generated by aircraft and other ungrounded objects.
Analysis of renewable energy points toward more affordable carbon-free electr...
6 Aug 2020 at 10:35am
A study identifies long-term storage technologies that would enhance the affordability and reliability of renewable electricity.
Harnessing wind data to help meet energy needs in Florida
30 Jul 2020 at 1:08pm
A new study shows how upcoming technological advances could make wind energy a hot commodity in the Sunshine State.
Offshore wind power now so cheap it could pay money back to consumers
27 Jul 2020 at 8:46am
The latest round of offshore wind farms to be built in the UK could reduce household energy bills by producing electricity very cheaply.
Renewable energy transition makes dollars and sense
15 Jul 2020 at 6:54am
Ne research has disproved the claim that the transition to renewable electricity systems will harm the global economy.
Why stakeholders in 'wind energy vs biological conservation' conflict have lo...
9 Jul 2020 at 11:15am
Each year, wind turbines are responsible for the death of hundreds of thousands of airborne animals such as bats. To find a constructive way out of this ''green-green'' dilemma, companies building and running wind turbines might have to work together with environmental experts and conservationists. Yet lack of trust between them can hinder effective collaboration. Scientists show: shared values are not sufficient to build trust, as beliefs and emotions have stronger influence.
Simulating wind farm development
19 Jun 2020 at 11:33am
Engineers have devised a model to describe how, in the process of establishing wind farms, interactions between developers and landowners affect energy production costs.