Enercon115a

A River of Air and So Much Talk, So Little Action

  It’s new model season, and not for just cars. It seems they just had a big wind turbine Expo in Hamburg Germany, which is as intense as a hard-fought hockey game, and it’s a take no prisoners...
Vestas_Germany1a

(Natural) Gas Warfare – Another Great Diversion

In honor of the efforts of those in the big Climate March this weekend (http://peoplesclimate.org/march/) and the almost sure to follow disappointment, betrayal, co-optation as well as the derision and...
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...