Posted By: Davis Swan - President, Debarel Systems Ltd.
On: April 14, 2015
I haven't posted anything to the Black Swan Blog for 8 months. One reason is that I have had a few other projects that have really monopolized my time.  But the other reason is that I usually write blog posts in response to something that interests me in the world  more...
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Posted By: Wayne M. Kovach - SEO Specialist, NRG Business – Demand Response
On: January 20, 2015
Wind farms are popping up all over the world with the lure of cleaner electric generation and a lessened dependency on fossil fuels. Renewable energy, including solar, hydroelectric, geothermal, and biomass, is all the rage in the race to combat climate change. So, why is wind so often contested amongst  more...
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Posted By: Ken Ditzel - Managing Director, FTI
On: October 9, 2014
Referencing LBNL's annual wind report1 , a recent article on proclaimed that the "Price of US Wind Energy is at an 'All-Time Low' of 2.5 Cents per Kilowatt-Hour."2 This seemingly appears to be tremendous news - renewables not only can compete with low-cost gas-fired generation, it can handily beat  more...
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Posted By: Devon Bass - Managing Partner, Vault Energy Solutions, LLC
On: September 25, 2014
For years Texas was producing more wind power than it could effectively put to use.   Between 2006 and 2009 over 7,000 megawatts of wind capacity was built in the state.  These turbines were almost entirely located in the windy plains of West Texas.  But most of the state’s population is  more...
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Posted By: Russell Tencer - Founder & CEO, United Wind
On: August 7, 2014
With so many day-to-day concerns vying for attention, many farmers may not have the time to stop and research alternative ways to address their energy needs and rising utility costs. While having heard that renewable energies, such as solar or wind energy, are becoming increasingly popular, there does not seem  more...
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Posted By: Suresh Kumar - Income Tax Officer, Organization: Ministry of Finance, Government of India
On: November 26, 2013
I am working in a building which is centrally air conditioned. I got the idea of using the exhaust wind of Air conditioning plant to rotate the turbine for producing energy. If my idea of producing electricity from windmill which can be rotated by the exhaust of A/C plant comes  more...
Posted By: Davis Swan - President, Debarel Systems Ltd.
On: November 4, 2013
With the U.S. government "closed for business" and a looming debt ceiling crisis the debate over whether or not to extend the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) is not getting much attention these days. President Obama's official position is that the PTC should be extended indefinitely. Many in Congress  more...
Posted By: Scott Shugarts - Market Research Specialist, Energy Curtailment Specialists
On: October 3, 2013
National, community and utility-wide efforts to move toward greater renewable energy use are well publicized.  However, many consumers are becoming frustrated with the relatively slow pace of those authorities and are looking for ways to pursue renewable energy use on their own, perhaps even with a goal of being "off  more...
Posted By: Kristopher Settle
On: August 15, 2013
Peter Sennekamp, media officer for the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) announced in mid-June that wind energy will surpass the threshold of 300 gigawatts, or 300,000 megawatts at some point before the end of the calendar year. Total wind energy capacity reached 280 gigawatts by the end of last year,  more...
Posted By: Prab Jain , Iqbal Hussain , Larry Horne , Sujit Mandal
On: August 6, 2013
Wind farms have been rapidly added to the power grid in the last decade. Wind now contributes to more than 60,000 MW of generation capacity in USA and has been achieving double digit growth in the last couple of years. The wind turbines have become more matured over the years.  more...

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