New Article information at Power Technology New and updated information from Article listed on en-us New Article information at Power Technology Could biomimicry revolutionise renewable energy? A host of new technologies have been inspired by the natural world, as designers increasingly look to biomimicry when to creatinge new ideas for wind turbines, solar cells and hydropower. So could nature hold the answer to unlocking renewable energy?… Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:20:00 GMT Could oil platforms become offshore power stations? With campaigns imploring oil companies to ‘keep it in the ground’, is there a way that we could have our energy cake and eat it too? Professor Tom Baxter of Aberdeen University has floated an ambitious and unconventional idea to do just that, by tapp… Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT The world’s strangest sources of biofuel Seemingly biofuel can be made out of almost anything, from chocolate to human fat. But what are the weirdest biofuel sources out there? Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:18:00 GMT Smart grids: the consumer perspective The development of smart grids promises to give consumers more control over their energy bills, as well as encouraging small-scale home-based renewable energy installations. But how do customers feel about smart grids, and how are they impacting rate… Tue, 11 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT The Brooklyn microgrid: blockchain-enabled community power In Brooklyn, LO3 Energy has teamed up with Siemens to create a pilot microgrid using blockchain technology. Residents with solar panels can sell excess energy back to their neighbours, in a peer-to-peer transaction which takes advantage of blockchain… Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:00:00 GMT Will Australia ever give up on coal power? Australia is highly dependent on cheap coal for electricity but the country urgently needs to reduce its CO2 emissions in accordance with targets set in the Paris COP21 deal. To meet its commitments the government is looking to deploy large-scale ‘cl… Sun, 09 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Chinook Power Station, Saskatchewan The Chinook Power Station is a proposed 350MW combined-cycle natural gas-fired power plant to be built near Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada. Sun, 09 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm The 402MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm, being developed in the UK North Sea, approximately 32km off the coast of Cromer in North Norfolk, will be one of the world's biggest offshore wind farms when completed. Thu, 06 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT March's top stories: Offshore wind predicted £2.9bn to UK economy, BHEL thermal plant operations New report said offshore wind could bring £2.9bn to UK economy by 2030, and BHEL’s supercritical thermal power plant began commercial operations. wraps up the key headlines from March, 2017. Wed, 05 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Future Power Technology: Issue 85 In this issue: Wales’s rapid-response hydro, Native American power, China’s renewable revolution, the tidal lagoon proof of concept, Australia pursues clean coal, consumer thoughts on smart grids, and more. Wed, 05 Apr 2017 16:38:00 GMT Breaking down China’s clean energy revolution China’s planned $361bn investment in renewables by 2020 has been lauded as a major step toward mitigating pollution and climate change. Julian Turner talks to Paolo Frankl, head of the renewable energy division at the International Energy Agency, abo… Sun, 02 Apr 2017 23:00:00 GMT Ayitepa Wind Farm The 225MW Ayitepa wind farm is being developed in the Ningo-Prampram district, approximately 60km east of Accra city in Ghana, West Africa. Thu, 30 Mar 2017 23:00:00 GMT WindForS: testing wind power in the Swabian Alps Six partners from WindForS, a wind energy research cluster in southern Germany, are planning to set up a field-test research site with two wind power systems and four meteorological measurement towers in the Swabian Alps. The scientists aim to make t… Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:00:00 GMT Rush Creek Wind Farm, Colorado Construction of the Rush Creek wind project, the biggest single-phase wind generating facility in North America, is expected to commence in May 2017. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:00:00 GMT Dinorwig: A unique power plant in the north of Wales The UK’s fastest source of electricity is hidden away in the mountains of north Wales, poised to spring into action in the event of energy shortages. Dinorwig is a pumped hydroelectric power plant, and a forbearer of modern hydropower. But how does i… Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:44:00 GMT Silverton Wind Farm, New South Wales (NSW) The Silverton Wind Farm is a proposed wind energy project near Silverton, approximately 25km from Broken Hill in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:00:00 GMT Norther Offshore Wind Farm The Norther offshore wind farm is a 370MW project to be built approximately 23km off the Belgian coast, alongside the border with the Netherlands. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:00:00 GMT Digital twin: the living, breathing and failing virtual power plant The ‘digital twin’ concept promises to create an exact living, breathing and, importantly, failing like-for-like copy of a physical system in digital cyberspace. Patrick Kingsland asks Sham Chotai, chief technology officer at General Electric’s Power… Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Power infrastructure: who should foot the bill when maintenance fails? San Diego Gas & Electric wants its ratepayers to cover 90% of the remaining costs it incurred when its fallen power lines caused three major brush fires in 2007, even though state investigations found that poor maintenance caused the power lines to f… Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT Here comes the sun: solar power finance for the 21st century Solar power, along with other renewables, needs better access to finance if it is to meet its potential as a facilitator of decarbonisation and climate change mitigation. But in the 21st century, how are governments and financial institutions approac… Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT