With data, a better way to manage solar and wind energy | SmartPlanet
One of the major challenges of relying on solar and wind as energy sources is their intermittency –- the sun doesn’t always shine and winds don’t always blow.
Since we can’t control the weather, we are coming up with innovative ways to work with it.

With data, a better way to manage solar and wind energy | SmartPlanet

One of the major challenges of relying on solar and wind as energy sources is their intermittency –- the sun doesn’t always shine and winds don’t always blow.

Since we can’t control the weather, we are coming up with innovative ways to work with it.

Driving the Future of Renewable Energy: The HyRef technology combines advanced power and weather computer modeling, sophisticated cloud imaging, sky-facing cameras, and on-site sensors to accurately predict solar power and wind energy output and increase the amount of renewable electricity flowing onto grids across the world.

How Weather Science can Help Wind Power Pick Up Momentum | A Smarter Planet Blog
Over the past decade, the use of wind power has exploded–driven initially by demand in North America and Western Europe. But a variety of factors, including the economic slowdown in Europe and low-cost natural gas in the United States, have slowed wind adoption in developed economies. So now the emerging nations are driving growth. Now, aided in part by sophisticated weather science, those countries could play a huge role in blunting the effects of climate change.

How Weather Science can Help Wind Power Pick Up Momentum | A Smarter Planet Blog

Over the past decade, the use of wind power has exploded–driven initially by demand in North America and Western Europe. But a variety of factors, including the economic slowdown in Europe and low-cost natural gas in the United States, have slowed wind adoption in developed economies. So now the emerging nations are driving growth. Now, aided in part by sophisticated weather science, those countries could play a huge role in blunting the effects of climate change.

The future of railways could run on wind power | Impact Lab
Electrified railways in Britain could be powered by up to 70% by wind turbines placed alongside the tracks, if a trial getting underway is successful. A new project, part-funded by the Department for Energy and Climate Change, aims at reducing the carbon footprint of electrified railways using a specially designed wind turbine developed by British manufacturer X-Wind Power.

The future of railways could run on wind power | Impact Lab

Electrified railways in Britain could be powered by up to 70% by wind turbines placed alongside the tracks, if a trial getting underway is successful. A new project, part-funded by the Department for Energy and Climate Change, aims at reducing the carbon footprint of electrified railways using a specially designed wind turbine developed by British manufacturer X-Wind Power.

World’s first hybrid wind/current generator could generate double the power | Treehugger
Combining a three-bladed Darrieus turbine on top, a Savonius turbine underneath, and a generator in between, the SKWID power generation concept is claimed to be the world’s first hybrid system “capable of maximizing the harvesting of ocean energy from wind and current”.

World’s first hybrid wind/current generator could generate double the power | Treehugger

Combining a three-bladed Darrieus turbine on top, a Savonius turbine underneath, and a generator in between, the SKWID power generation concept is claimed to be the world’s first hybrid system “capable of maximizing the harvesting of ocean energy from wind and current”.