Wind farms' climate impact recorded for first time
Wind farms' climate impact recorded for first time. In the first study of its kind, scientists have been able to measure the climatic effect of a wind farm on the local environment. The team said its experiment showed that there was a very slight warming at ground level and that it was localised to within a wind farm's perimeter. Data suggested the operation of onshore wind farms did not have an adverse ecological effect, the group added.
7.8.13 - World's Biggest Offshore Wind Farm Switched On in Britain - IEEE Spectrum - While there are no offshore windfarms yet, "there are now around 20 distinct offshore wind farms around the U.K., generating enough power for 2.3 million homes; when all offshore turbines that are spinning, in construction, or planned are combined, they total 15 gigawatts of capacity—about a quarter of the entire U.S. onshore wind power capabilities."
Are wind farms saving or killing us? A provocative investigation claims thousands of people are falling sick because they live near them
"A wind farm in Lanarkshire - some UK wind farms have more than 100 turbines. In Britain, onshore wind farms are subsidised by a levy on consumer bills at 100 per cent; offshore wind is subsidised at 200 per cent."
Candy maker MARS to build a wind farm massive enough to fully power its 37 US factories
Candy maker MARS to build a wind farm massive enough to fully power its 37 US factories May 2, 2014 Construction of the Texas wind farm will begin at the end of 2014, with about 10 turbines going up each week. It should be finished and fully operational by mid-2015.
Sweden Announces Plans for Massive 700 Megawatt Wind Farm in The Baltic Sea
"Eon Nordic just announced plans to construct a massive 700 megawatt wind farm in the Baltic Sea that will take advantage of the region’s high localized winds. Once it is finished, the wind farm located in Södra Midsjöbanken, Sweden will be one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world. Currently the North Sea is a well-known site for offshore wind farms, but the Baltic Sea could possibly eclipse it – the new farm will boast 180-230 wind turbines and cost approximately $2.79 million."