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Advances point the way to smaller, safer batteries

ScienceDaily: Energy Technology News - Пн, 2019-03-18 19:26
New research advances the design of solid-state batteries, a technology that is inherently safer and more energy-dense than today's lithium-ion batteries, which rely on flammable liquid electrolytes for fast transfer of chemical energy stored in molecular bonds to electricity. By starting with liquid electrolytes and then transforming them into solid polymers inside the electrochemical cell, the researchers take advantage of both liquid and solid properties to overcome key limitations in current battery designs.

Enercon hints at 5MW platform

Latests news from Windpower Monthly - Пн, 2019-03-18 18:53
German manufacturer Enercon has completely subsumed Lagerwey into its business and is planning a leap in to the 5MW class, based on the Dutch firm's technology.

Entergy working with NextEra on third Arkansas solar project

 Once completed, it would be Entergy’s third utility-scale solar project in Arkansas and bring its total solar capacity to 281 MW, enough to power about 45,000 homes.

В Україні дозволили проектувати світлодіодне освітлення у будівлях (1)

META - Пн, 2019-03-18 16:33
Також планують зобовязати забудовників зводити нові та реконструйовані будинки з класом енергоефективності не нижче С

Петицію про перехід населення на автономне опалення комісія ЖКГ не підтримала (2)

META - Пн, 2019-03-18 15:07
Сьогодні, 18 березня, комісія з питань житлово-комунального господарства, енергозбереження та комунальної власності розглянула петицію кропивничанки Юлії Бойченко. Петиція “Про перехід населення на автономне опалення на місцевому рівні” містила в...

Redmi AirDots: Xiaomi представила бездротові навушники за $15 (1)

META - Пн, 2019-03-18 14:59
І ось перший не смартфонный продукт Redmi бездротові навушники AirDots ціною всього $15. Повідомляється, що популярний музыкальній сервіс поскаржився на Apple.

Oil and gas contractor exploring kite wind potential

Latests news from Windpower Monthly - Пн, 2019-03-18 14:14
Oil and gas company Saipem has signed an agreement with KiteGen Venture to develop and commercialise technology capable of producing electricity from high-altitude wind.

Львівщина - серед лідерів із залучення «теплих кредитів» (2)

META - Пн, 2019-03-18 14:04
і Сумської областей залучили «теплих кредитів» майже на 1,5 млрд грн. Про це повідомляє прес-служба Державного агентства з енергоефективності та енергозбереження України. «ТОП-3 області за найбільшим обсягом залучених «теплих кредитів» населенням та ОСББ за 2014-2018 рр.: Київська - 560 млн...

Wind revenue could elude counties #MO

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Пн, 2019-03-18 14:00
Nearly 150 students, some traveling by way of gravel roads, attend the Fairfaix R-III School in the state’s far northwestern corner. Staff members say they aren’t sure when the district’s first school building was built on Main Street. Today, teachers park in a lot filled with potholes, and a vocal student practices next to an electrical junction box behind the stage. Lately, money rolling in from Atchison County wind farms promises to upgrade the no-frills environment of rural schools throughout . . .

Galloway resident sounds alarm on noise damage of wind farms #SCT

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Пн, 2019-03-18 14:00
A Galloway resident has launched a petition calling for the full health implications of wind farms to be investigated before any more are built. Paul Swift said: “Thousands of people are living within 20 kilometres (12 miles) of a wind turbine and they may be suffering from health issues created by “infrasound.” “Effects include reducing cardiac muscle strength. Infrasound affects the inner ear and the brain and can cause sleeplessness, emotional reactions and many other distressing symptoms. Infrasound has even . . .

Noise from wind turbines linked to increased use of sleeping pills, Danish study finds #DNK

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Пн, 2019-03-18 14:00
A Danish study has found that people over 65 years of age are more likely to take certain types of medicine if they live close to wind turbines. People over the age of 65 who live close enough to wind turbines to hear a significant level of noise are more likely to be use prescriptions for anti-depressive or sleeping medication, the research found. The study was conducted by the Danish Cancer Society (Kræftens Bekæmpelse) and was financed by three government . . .

Wind turbine catches fire at Nova Scotia wind farm, blaze now under control #NS

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Пн, 2019-03-18 14:00
WEST PUBNICO, N.S.—A towering wind turbine went up in flames Friday at a wind farm located at the edge of a southern Nova Scotia community. The West Pubnico fire department responded just after 5 p.m. to monitor the rotating blades and make sure flaming debris did not start additional fires on the ground. Fire department chief Gordon Amiro said the fire burned itself out after about an hour, once all flammable materials had burned up. Amiro lives a few kilometres . . .

Silent and annoying: Can infrasound really be the cause of different health problems? #SCT

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Пн, 2019-03-18 14:00
I am starting to wonder if a mystery noise around our house which drove us mad for months comes from the same box of tricks as wind farm turbines. A public petition raised in Scotland is trying to force the UK Government to investigate claims mysterious acoustic activity around wind farms is making people ill. Campaigners fear something insidious is floating around in the atmosphere, which sounds to me like “silent noise”. A finger of suspicion is being pointed at . . .

Rotorblatt fliegt 60 Meter durch Luft #DEU

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Пн, 2019-03-18 14:00
Das Rotorblatt einer Windkraftanlage in Nortorf (Kreis Steinburg) ist am Donnerstag abgebrochen und 60 Meter weit durch die Luft geflogen. Das teilte Windkraftanlagen-Herstellers Amperax am Freitag mit. Das Blatt ist eines von drei Rotorblättern einer 150 Meter hohen Windkraftanlage mit einem Rotordurchmesser von 116 Metern. Es flog über einen Spazierweg und landete auf einer Wiese. Verletzt wurde dabei laut Amperax niemand. Ursache unklar, Untersuchungen laufen Laut dem Windkraftanlagen-Hersteller könnte ein Blitzeinschlag der Grund dafür gewesen sein, dass das Rotorblatt sich . . .

Meteorological tower approved for possible Marshall County wind farm #IL

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Пн, 2019-03-18 14:00
LACON – A third meteorological tower will soon be going up in the southeast corner of Marshall County in preparation for a possible wind farm. Like the other two already there, the tower given final approval by the County Board last week will be used to measure and record wind speeds, directions, and other weather variables at different altitudes. It will be erected by Texas-based Calpine Wind Holdings LLC. “This is an early-stage study that will gauge the feasibility of a . . .

ISPCA plans to object to Co. Longford wind farm #IRL

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Пн, 2019-03-18 14:00
The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) is set to object to the development of a wind farm in Co. Longford. The ISPCA’s National Animal Centre is based outside Kenagh which is in close proximity to the proposed site for the Derryadd Wind Farm development at Lanesboro. The organisation said that while it supports the creation of renewable energy, it has concerns about the proposed wind farm due to “the close proximity of turbines to the . . .

Ensure all are heard on wind energy #NE

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Пн, 2019-03-18 14:00
As others have pointed out, counties can create wind zoning ordinances right now if they so desire, and some have. The problem LB373 addresses is the fact other counties that have and are hosting wind energy projects have chosen not to enact zoning ordinances. This causes a problem because many citizens in those counties feel like they are being ignored by their elected officials. Sen. Brewer introduced LB373 for this very reason. The process of enacting zoning is a very . . .

Worth aims for wind law adoption in May #NY

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Пн, 2019-03-18 14:00
Mrs. Nichols said much of the regulations in the law were driven by the board’s desire to protect the town’s resources like the Tug Hill Aquifer, creeks for fishing, woods for hiking and the scenic beauty. She also said she wanted to prevent the possibility of declining property values or infrasound from turbines hurting people’s ears, although she was unsure whether that would occur. “We want to protect not only the people, but the town itself; our land,” she said.

Water activists target Medical Officer of Health #ON

National Wind Watch: News Watch - Пн, 2019-03-18 14:00
Local water activists are up in arms over plans for Chatham-Kent’s Chief Medical Officer of Health to speak about groundwater at an upcoming conference. Dr David Colby is one of the presenters at the Wind Turbine Noise Conference in Portugal this June, slated to talk about wind turbines and groundwater contamination. However, Water Wells First officials say without a proper Health Hazard Investigation into the issue locally, Dr Colby’s presentation may be somewhat premature. Municipal officials say that Colby is . . .

Australian agency funds short-term forecasting projects

Latests news from Windpower Monthly - Пн, 2019-03-18 13:19
Seven research and development projects have received funding to trial short-term generation forecasts at Australian wind farms.
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