Siemens6MWa

New Kid on the Block

The first of the brand new 6 MW Siemens wind turbine with a 154 meter rotor diameter (SWT-6.0-154) just got certified as a viable product recently. And with that in hand, commercial installation of this unit...
Smokey3

Stopping the Frackers and Getting Beyond “No!”

Image from http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ae/Smokey3.jpg Within NY State, the opposition to the fracking for methane nuttiness has been pretty amazing to watch. The “Just Mostly Say...
Blenheim-Gilboa1a

The Hydro Battery – NY’s Ace up It’s Sleeve

The Blenheim-Gilboa pumped hydroelectric energy storage/generation facility (see http://www.nypa.gov/facilities/blengil.htm) is located southeast of Binghamton, NY in the Catskill Mountains. Rumor has it...
G114Turbinepic1a

Pushing the Efficiency Limits

Gamesa recently got their first US order for a variety of turbine (G114) that could be more revolutionary even though it is more of an evolutionary development of their 2 MW family of turbines. This is a new...
Senvion152

The Great Biotech Bust, and What It Means for WNY

SUNYAB went whole hog for "Bioinformatics" and many buzzwords that followed in 2002, 3 years after the Great Pharma Bust of 1999, when that bubble popped. There were these massive computer systems that were...
Ontario-Greenwhich1a

Ontario 2014 Election – The Wind Turbines Won!

  Looks like the Wind Turbines won! Overall, supporters of renewable energy landed almost 70% of the vote, and the PC's, who made a big campaign issue of killing off renewable energy via the Green...
Nordex_Hamburg3a

Ordering Up Some Tall Ones for Tonawanda

Three large wind turbines located in Hamburg, Germany’s port facilities. The turbine towers are 120 to 140 meters tall - heights needed to reach decent winds thanks to buildings and trees in that part of...
EPA_RadiativeFrocing1a

America’s Other METH Problem

Top graph from http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/science/indicators/ghg/climate-forcing.html No, not the Meth also known as N-methyl-1-phenyl-isopropylamine of Breaking Bad fame, though that compound...