Wind Power to Surpass Coal in Texas, Expert Predicts

Wind Power to Surpass Coal in Texas, Expert Predicts

With the expected retirement of several aging plants and the continued growth of wind power, the production of electricity from wind turbines may soon supersede that from coal in Texas. That’s the word from University of Texas-Austin research fellow Joshua Rhodes, who...
New wind record in Texas

New wind record in Texas

Wind generation briefly topped the 15,000-megawatt mark this month, achieving a new record for total instantaneous wind power output in Texas. Wind turbines cranked out 15,033 MW of electricity at 12:35 p.m. on Sunday, reported ERCOT, the operator of the state’s main...
Typhoon Power: Device Captures Massive Wind Bursts

Typhoon Power: Device Captures Massive Wind Bursts

Imagine giant spinning egg beaters that produce electricity, but enough for an entire nation. That’s how Japanese inventor Atsushi Shimizu describes his new invention, an odd-shaped wind turbine designed to harness the power of tropical cyclones. “For decades, Japan...