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World’s tallest turbines now online in England

World’s tallest turbines now online in England

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The world’s tallest commercial wind turbines, standing at  height of 195 meters, are now in operation off the northwest coast of England, and they are powerhorses. A single revolution of an 8-megawatt turbine blade at the Burbo Bank wind farm can power a home...
UK breaks solar record on sunny March day

UK breaks solar record on sunny March day

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Sunny spring weather across the United Kingdom led to a remarkable new solar power record. For the first time ever, the amount of electricity demanded by homes and businesses in the afternoon was lower than it was in the night because solar panels on rooftops and in...

Mass. utilities propose 800 MW of offshore wind

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In another sign that the U.S. offshore wind sector is taking off, three Massachusetts utilities have proposed buying as much as 800 megawatts of offshore wind energy as a first step to comply with a state law to aggressively develop the nascent industry. The utilities...