ARPA-E Commits $28 Million to Develop Advanced Floating Offshore Wind Turbines

The Energy Department wants to “develop new and potentially disruptive innovations” in floating offshore wind turbine technology. The U.S. Department of Energy’s innovation arm wants to disrupt floating offshore wind turbine technology. On February 1, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced it was making available $28 million in funding for research projects to develop […]

Wind To Surpass Hydro as No. 1 U.S. Renewable Power Source in 2019

Meanwhile, coal will keep losing. Wind power is on track to surpass hydropower as the U.S. grid’s largest source of renewable electricity in 2019, according to Energy Information Administration data. Hydro had a century-long head start, and plants like the 2,000megawatt Hoover Dam and 6,800-megawatt Grand Coulee Dam still outsize any other generating stations. However, […]