During the daytime, the ADO The Hague football stadium generates its own energy from solar panels on its roof.
In the research project SmartBlades2, industry and research facilities are developing innovative technologies for larger and more powerful wind turbines.
Rock Falls Wind Project, located in Kay and Grant Counties in northern Oklahoma, consists of wind turbines and various components manufactured in the USA.
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced $18.5 million in new Department of Energy (DOE) funding for an offshore wind research and development (R&D) consortium that will conduct U.S.-specific research aimed at reducing the cost of offshore wind in the U.S.
Wind powers only about 3.7 percent of worldwide energy consumption today, but global wind power capacity is increasing rapidly–about 20 percent a year.
Wind turbines have a design life of 20 years. The rotor blades must be regularly inspected at least once every four years to verify their structural integrity.