Offshore, Act Two: New owner repowers 20-year-old wind farm off Swedish coast

Enlarge / Scroby Sands offshore wind farm, Caister, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. (credit: Photo by: Geography Photos/UIG via Getty Images) In November, a Danish asset management group called Momentum Gruppen recommissioned five turbines at a 20-year-old offshore wind farm located 4km (2.5 mi) off the coast of Sweden. Momentum purchased the wind farm and upgraded the […]

Listen to the sky: NASA reveals the sound of wind on Mars (AUDIO)

For the first time, humans can hear the sound of wind on Mars thanks to a new NASA spacecraft that touched down on the Red Planet ten days ago. NASA’s new tool – the Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport – aka ‘InSight’ touched down on Mars on November 26. On December […]

Repowering the UK’s oldest wind farms could boost energy generation by 171%

Enlarge (credit: Germanborrillo) Wind energy has been identified as having an important role to play in the world’s move towards a low-carbon future. But due to short-term planning rules, it may not have as big a part as it could in the UK’s own sustainable energy generation. To date, when most UK wind farms were […]